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NTLDR missing

By cw_creativetouch ·
I was given a Toshbia Satellia laptop, it has no operating system, when I try to install one, it has no opeating system on it. The computer says it is missing the NTLDR and to press ctl alt & del.
I will restart, but sometimes it shuts down. How can I diaignos this problem?
I have another laptop so I am able to download what ever I need.
Can someone tell me what I need to do to correct this problem.
Or is the laptop salvagable? I am not an IT tech but have some knowledge about computers. need help?

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to NTLDR missing

Remove any old CDs, DVDs, or floppy diskettes that may be in the unit. Check the BIOS to see if the unit is set to boot from the hard drive.

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