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Topic Title: AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Topic Summary: NTLDR is missing
Created On: 04/22/2008 11:13 PM
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 04/22/2008 11:13 PM
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I have an AMD Athlon tm XP 2400+, Version 2002, 1.99 GHz,736MB of Ram in a emachine model: T-2482.This computer has "Restore CDs" for this model of WindowsXP.The computer started doing some weird things then one day I couldn't get it to the desktop.I saved as much as I could from the HDs in the unit on CDs. Then I couldn't get it to work hardly at all. I got some of these messages: General Protection Fault in RMCB. I tried "Safe Mode" and it would not let me in stating; NTLDR is missing.I tried a "System Restore" has two discs. The first disc worked and the second disc started then gave me this message after a reboot and a CHKDSK of NTFS sys. I was told when I get a blue screen I'm in big trouble.I wrote to Mircosoft Online Crash Analysis with an error message about a "device driver" that was shutting down the system.Microsoft was unable to determine where the exact cause of the error.I was told that the Hard Drive is bad or Motherboard, processor or that device driver.After taking the computer a part piece by piece and restarting it still did not work. I did not try a new HD. Not sure what to replace or check at this time.What can you determine by all the info that I have supplied?What do I need to do?
 04/22/2008 11:40 PM
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Welcome to the forum

If I understand right you could not finish the restore process right?

If not then make sure the CD is clean and free from scratches, and if so then try a different CD/DVD player and see if you can finish the restore process.

So far from your description it mostly sounds like software issues. DO you have access to a regular XP install disk by chance? If you do the serial number for your system will work with the XP install disk.

Please post back regarding my questions

Good luck

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 04/23/2008 12:06 PM
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FIC AM37 mainboard, not known to be the greatest board, these machines are a bit older so the first thing I'd ask you to look at would be the capacitors on the mainboard and check to see if the tops are bloated or if the capacitors were leaking and brown junk at the top or the bottom. If they look good, the next thing to try would be a spare working power supply, emachines used cheap power supplies from Bestec in those machines...

May be as simple as swapping out the power supply, if you lack the ability to spinup the hard drive, then you will get drive errors etcetera because the system just can't get the drive going.

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