Newbie building first computer- troubles installing OS. First tried to use friend's backup copy of Win2000. Seemed to load, but won't boot all the way- sometimes not at all, but a couple of times I almost got through Set Up Wizard. After numerous tries, decided this is not working and went out and bought XP Home Ed. It hit an error during early stages of loading and aborted. Now all I get is a message "NTLDR Missing" and it asks me to try again. I can't get to anyplace where I can try to reload it again. The message from my ASUS A7N8X says all systems go- computer now booting from operating system- then the NTLDR Missing pops up. Won't boot. Any ideas? I can get into BIOS.
Using West Digital 80gb Special Ed- I have a boot floppy, but it won't work with XP or 2000.