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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: hi there Reply with quote

hello i have a problem with my laptop. the screen went a bit and have been told that its the graphics card. so i changed the screen from high to med resolution and could use the laptop ok. then i have some how changed the resolution back and it has now gone blank and i cant see anything. I need to get the screen back so that i can transfer the stuff i have. A freind has taken the hard drive and copied some stuff but there is stuff on the desk top i need. Can i boot it in safe mode to change the resolution setting ? when i boot the laptop now it says NTLDR is missing, Press ctrl alt and del to start but i dop this and it just does the same,,,,, cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you saying you have physically removed the hard drive from your laptop and connected it to another PC, then put it back in the laptop and it is not working? It is not advisable to do this!

Anyway, there can be several reasons for the error you are getting. It would however help if I knew what version of Windows is on the laptop.

Firstly, check that you have not got any USB flash drives, external hard drives, cards in card readers, floppy disks, CDs or any other form of media connected to the PC. This includes having disks in drives. If there is nothing there, then try reconnecting the hard drive, it's connections may not be seated correctly if you have removed it.

If the problem still persists, then you will need to go in to the BIOS Setup. When you turn on the laptop, it should say something like Press <F2> to enter Setup - you need to press the key it says. Once in Setup, you need to get the hard drive set to Auto and save the settings.

If this is not working, or you are having problems with the instructions let us know. Also, let us know what version of Windows you have.
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