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What does NTLDR is missing , and how do i repair this problem?

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It's the boot loader. Make sure you have no floppy or cd in a drive and trying to boot off of them.

Since it's a complicated repair, here is a link. If your not a computer wiz, you might want to hire someone.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/ntldrmissingxp.htm

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NTLDR missing means that the computer is not finding the boot sequence of an Operating System on the drive that you are trying to boot from.

If you had Windows installed then something corrupted the boot sector of your hard drive. If you are trying to install from a restore disk, it means that the CD/DVD rom drive is NOT selected as a boot device.

Either way you'll need an Operating system disk to fix it.

If Windows was already installed, you might be able to do just a repair.

Otherwise you'll need to Install the operating system

To make sure your CD/DVD drive is the boot drive
1.) When the PC is booting up push <Delete> or <F12> to enter the bios find the option for boot order and adjust it so that your cd/dvd drive is first in the sequence press <F10> to save and exit.

Now that you can boot from your CD/DVD put your windows disk in the drive and reboot your PC

During the startup for the installer you will have the option to "Repair" Do this if you had Windows previously installed

Otherwise continue with the installation process.

Hope you find this Useful
Dave

PS if you have further questions please feel free to comment back for more assistance

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  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.

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  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.

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Reference number: CH000465
NTLDR is Missing. Issue:NTLDR is Missing.
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Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.
NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart
Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Cause:
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
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  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
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You can go to these sites to view solutions (to much to post here) Very easy to understand:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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you will have to reinsatll the windows as the boot files have gone corrupted.

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