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Missing operating system

My loptod has an error of missing operating system,and my bios is an old setup i dont know where can i boot and instal a new window

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  • hanafiah_88 Dec 11, 2008

    My operating system can't be detect.. I've tried the booting method but it still didn't work.. I got a bluescreen saying that windows cannot be installed to the hard drive that I'm using.. While figuring the problem, I've been told that I gotta use different method when intalling the operating system, this is due to the SATA hard drive that I'm using.. So I've download this software called N-Lite..
    But the problem still presist.. So, If there's anyone out there who knows how to deal with this.. PLEASE HELP ME!!!

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Missing operating system message usually means that your HDD is pooched, or corrupted
check your bios settings to check that it can still "see your HDD"

if you can hear your hard drive going "click, click, click" when attempting to boot, that is usually a bad sign

to perform setup use orignal recovery setup disk or OS disks of your choice (BOOT from CD) to install OS from scratch.

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Ntldr is missing press ctlr+alt+ and delete to restar and i did and don't workz


First I have to assume that you are running Windows XP. This solution should work for other versions of Windows.
The "NTLDR is missing" error displays very shortly after the computer is first started, immediately after the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete. Windows XP has only initially begun to load when the NTLDR error message appears.
Causes of NTLDR Errors
There are a number of possible causes for NTLDR errors, including the most common "NTLDR is missing" error message.
The most common reason for this error is when your PC is trying to boot from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from; in other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source. This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.
Other possible causes include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors, an outdated BIOS, and damaged or loose IDE cables.
How to Fix NTLDR Errors
1.Restart the PC. The NTLDR error could be a fluke.

2.Check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD/BD) drives for media and disconnect any external drives. Often times, the "NTLDR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD, or external hard drive or flash drive.
Note: If you find that this is the cause of your problem and it's happening a lot, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive with Windows installed is listed first.

3.Check the hard drive and other drive settings in BIOS and ensure they are correct. The BIOS configuration tells the computer how to use a drive so incorrect settings can cause problems, including NTLDR errors.
Note: There is usually an Auto setting for hard drive and optical drive configurations in BIOS which is usually a safe bet if you're not sure what to do.

4. Restore the NTLDR and ntdetect.com files from the Windows XP CD. Restoring these two important system files from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.

5. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will prevent the NTLDR error if the cause of the problem is a boot.ini file that is not configured properly for your Windows XP installation.

6. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

7. Repair the Windows XP master boot record. NTLDR error messages may also appear if the master boot record is corrupt.

8. Reseat all internal data and power cables. NTLDR error messages could be caused by loose or malfunctioning IDE cables.
Try replacing the IDE cable cable if you suspect it might be faulty.

9. Update your motherboard's BIOS. Occasionally, an outdated BIOS version can cause the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

10. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

11. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch. While this will almost certainly resolve any NTLDR errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.

12. Replace the hard drive and then perform a new installation of Windows XP. If all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive.
NTLDR Errors Apply To
This issue applies to the Windows XP operating system, including Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition.
Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista utilize BOOTMGR, not NTLDR.
Still Having NTLDR Issues?
See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Be sure to let me know what steps, if any, you've already taken to fix the "NTLDR is missing" issue.

Jan 29, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I have just installed a new, blank hard drive. when I try to install the operating system from a CD, the PC will not boot with the message BOOTMGR is missing. The Bios sees both the new hard drive and


It sounds like you are trying to install Windows 7, if this is the case then put the instalation disk into the drive and run the 'repair' option.
With Windows 7 it should fix the problem automatically.

Jun 08, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Trying to get into bios but don't know the password. Can't boot into windows.


First of all, your problem isn't caused by anything in the BIOS. You cannot fix that error by doing anything in the BIOS because it's an operating system error that occurs as the system is booting up, usually as a result of an incorrect install, such as not formatting the disc prior to the install, leaving two system partitions on the machine and leaving the OS pointing to the original boot partition (partition 0) instead of the the new boot partition (partition 1)

Going into the BIOS will not recover a missing file, and there is no "reset" utility in the BIOS. The BIOS contains the basic configuration settings the very first part of the bootup program looks at to know where to look for the hard drive,the memory, the monitor, the keyboard, the mouse, etc. Resetting the BIOS does not reset the operating system. It will change all of your settings for the BIOS (your memory timings, your fast boot up, whether your computer recognizes new flashdrives plugged into it, and so on). It will not fix a missing file in the operating system, and could render your system very slow and unresponsive. You should not reset the BIOS if you are not familiar with the various items in the BIOS and able to correct any problems that a unnecessary reset may cause. Do not reset the BiOS to correct a missing file, or error message that occurs during boot up, or the failure of the OS to boot after performing a fresh install of the OS.

There are other steps to take that are more appropriate, dealing with accessing the hard drive, restoring and repairing the Operating System and repairing or replacing any corrupt or missing files, which is actually the cause of your problem. Even a complete resinstall, done correctly, formatting the entire hard drive at the very beginning of the install and letting the installation program correctly create the partitions it needs and placing brand new pointers on the disc to where everything is actually located is more appropriate than resetting the BIOS, as the BIOS has nothing to do with the machine not finding the files it needs to boot properly, which your error message is telling you is the problem it's having. It's not having a problem with the BIOS... at all.

Having said that, here are the instructions on how to get into the BIOS on an ACER machine when don't have the password on a password protected machine (simply because that's what you asked for, not because you should go in there an do anything, especially if you are not familiar with all the settings in the BIOS of your computer) -
How to Reset an Acer BIOS Password

Now, to actually start taking steps to fix your computer -
The first thing you can try is the System Repair Tool that's included on the installation disc. (Of course, I'm assuming you have a genuine Windows 7 installation disc, and not some modified system restore disc that Acer provided.)

Here's how to perform a System Repair using the instillation disc -
How to Automatically Repair Windows 7 Problems

If that doesn't resolve the problem, you can try running the System File Checker utility using the Repair Tool, as well. Here's how to do that -
Run System File Checker in Safe Mode Boot Time or Offline

If none of those processes work to restore any missing files, or repair any problems with the registry pointing to the wrong location of where the files it needs to successfully boot to the desktop and to begin running properly, rather than go through a half dozen additional explanations of more processes, or teaching you about the tools and utilities a computer professional might use that would allow him to look at your drive partitioning, look inside and view your directories and see what's going on internally, it will take far less time, perhaps 45 minutes or so to simply format your drive and perform another install, doing it properly this time including a full format of the drive before anything else, (What's referred to as a "Clean Install").. Here's how -
How to Reinstall Windows 7 From Scratch

any one of these will get you up and running again...

Later.. ;-)

(IComputer Professional for 30 years)

Sep 20, 2017 | Acer Aspire 7741z

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Ntldr is missing


These are the common causes for this error Computer is booting from a non-bootable source. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is usingFAT32. New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
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Sep 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Bios bbot device proirity is missing


Try pressing F12 while booting or DEL etc. as some PC's have a seperate boot priority menu from the BIOS.  Once you can boot from the install cd you can use it to fix your master boot record by entering the recovery console and using the command fixmbr.  Hope this helps :)

Apr 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My PC need help


one chance is there for you. just do a repair which HDD drive is detecting win32 missing. just follow these steps.

Please read carefully and make sure you followed the warning links before initiating
the Repair Install. You can print a text version for reference. repair.txt

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the
system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation
for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery
Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I
repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the
Recovery Console, press R".

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows
installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the
repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read
Warning

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any
key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it
were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Apr 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Error loading operating system


The Thinkpad T23 is old, and would not worth fixing. Save your money on a new one.
The problem with your laptop is that the hard disk or the disk controller has failed and therefore cannot find the operating system on the hard disk. The error message states that it can't see the operating system that is on the hard disk.
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If the hard disk is the only thing that has failed then you can buy a new hard disk and install Windows operating system on it to get a working laptop again. You will also most likely need to download the device drivers (ie. video, audio, modem, LAN adapter etc.) from IBM to install after the Windows installation.

Try to borrow a 2.5" drive or get a cheap one from a computer market and fit it to your laptop to see if the BIOS can detect the hard drive. If it works then outlay some money to buy a decent size hard drive, no point wasting money if the laptop is faulty.
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Dec 09, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T23 Notebook

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WindowsXP not loading after installing Windows Vista Demo Version


You need to get rid of the Vista Demo, and reload xp. You need to keep one or the other I think, you can't keep both operating systems on the same drive. What were you thinking?
Did you install the vista demo as a dual boot setup? Doesn't sound like it.
I hope someone can help you, I can't.

Nov 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Samsung 200gb hdd


When u bought a new hdd, it shud not have any partition on it. but in ur case, I assume u have formatted it to ntfs but no operating system is installed in it.

If u want to make the new hdd as slave and have another old hdd as primary, that have already an operating system installed in it, then the problem shud be hdd boot priority in bios. Enter ur bios and check for hdd boot priority and put the old hdd to the top most order, then restart. this shud fix the problem.

If u installed OS in ur new hdd (win xp),
1) ntldr or ntdetect.com is missing on root dir. (c:\). If u have another computer that works and have xp installed, just put this new hdd along with the current hdd and boot to windows. Copy ntldr and ntdetect.com to your new hdd. Or another way is just repair using windows xp boot cd.
2)the windows partition is not set 'active'. to set active, boot into winxp setup and press 'r'. this will lead to recovery console. type ur passwrod for admin (def=none). use diskpart command to set active. for easy way, put the new hdd to another computer. boot to windows. rightclick my computer, choose manage. on left pane select disk manager. rightclick on ur partition, then set active.

Hope this help

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Missing Operating System error


your bought compag computer is a new one , because that error is appears only if the hard drive or the harddisk is defective or damage. Your installation of windows xp is finished totally because sometimes the error is appears because the system installation is not finished and the os system cannot read. try to re install again the windows and delete the old partitions and create again if the problem is the same even there is no error in the installation until it's finished i say that the problem is in the harddisk. Maybe the harddisk develop a bad sector in the master boot record of the hardrive

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