If my answer was helpful, please use the 'Did this answer the question' and click: YesForum Member since 2001I am not employed by Dell
Inspiron E1505 /XPS 10 Windows 8
Dimension 8400 Windows XP/Vista/8
My laptop has just done the same thing. I have followed recommendations listed on this thread (I think), but was not successful.
Here are the details:
- The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6000, purchased in January 2006. I am using XP Home SP2.
- When I turn the computer on, I get a black background window with a blue background stripe at the top where "www.dell.com" is displayed. The following is displayed: " Loading PBR 2...done" then "NTLDR is missing" then "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".
I changed the bios to boot from the CD drive and loaded the Windows OS backup CD (I copied the OS on this CD when prompted when I first purchased the laptop). "Press any key to boot from CD...". Once I do that nothing happens.
I separately downloaded WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU, copied on a CD and tried to load that. No luck either.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.