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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. In Windows XP Setup menu press "R" to repair
2. It will show you windows to login (1. Windows )
press 1 and provide administrator user id and password.
3. one in command prompt you have to copy paste NTLDR file from cdrom to c:\ type the following command
Your cd drive letter you need to figure out. Here I am taking it as d:\
or make sure you below command runs by changing drive letter if not able to determine CD drive letter

copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\

Restart the computer and it should work.

Else, again boot from CD ignore Repair option to go in recovery console, and hit enter. It will show you the agreement . Press F8 to accept . Next screen will show you option to repair to continue to fresh installation.
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