You don't give the make and model of your laptop. Dell has a utility for
restoring the boot sector so that you can access the restore from a function
key after overwriting it.
"pratikiitd" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I had a pre installed vista vaio laptop. I converter it to dual boot
> system with windows XP installed on it. I didnt get any back up cd with
> the laptop but it has a separate partition for recovery which used to
> come up when i pressed F10 during system boot. Now when i converted it
> to dual boot and now when I am pressing F10 to restore factory settings
> its saying NTLDR missing. Since I needed to format, I just formatted the
> partition of XP and again tried to reboot. But again its saying the same
> when pressing F10. Although I am able to boot Vista normally
> Its just that I am not able to get to the system recovery.
> Thanks in Advance