Too early in on a Sunday morning to be doing this! But ive got to get this sorted one way or another, Can anyone help please? when i boot this old IBM laptop up the OS is not loading? i get the basic bios boot screen and as its about to start the OS i get a black screen with some white text saying "NTDETECT Failed".? ive got a XP disc here BUT on the hard drive is some documents i need is there a way around this please?]
Thanks o lovely people of PCA :-) & good morning to you all!
Download this Boot CD make a CD with it, Set your BIOS to Boot to CD as first boot device and Hard Drive as second boot device, Start Laptop with the CD in the Drive and look under Boot Management on the CD list
Wow Woodchip uve become an invaluable partner too me! ty once again!
FruitBat cheers for your time so i take it i WONT loose the info on the hard drive? as ive stated its a laptop with some crucial documents the owner is a Head teacher for a local school and she has lots of PDF's and other important docs i would hate to loose them :-(
Thanks once again i'l get back to u later just off to a BBQ lol there is a beer here for u both!
If you are trying to do a Repair using the XP CD start with CD in the drive, Choose Setup, it look at your drive for a Operating System, it should come back that it as found XP and will show what it found, click on what it found to select it the press R to repair it