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NTLDR Missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I have change one of the drive letter E: to D: and and my F: drive partition is activated (EISI System..)

After that when I restart the PC it shows -
NTLDR Missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I have tried Windows installation DVD, when ir appare I checked that my C: become D: and F: become C:

How to solve it, Pls do somthing

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  • shanto_sss Dec 18, 2008

    Yes, I know it can solve my problem, but is there any other alternatives, so that i can get back my all data.



    Thanks

  • shanto_sss Dec 18, 2008

    can I change fixing it with another pc??

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    Where and how can I have a repair disk

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What happened is when you changed the drive letters you switched one that should not have been changed.... You need to change it back so the original C: is C:

Because the original NTLDR file was on the C: drive which is the Windows XP Boot Loader and when you swapped it it couldnt find the ntldr on the new C:

From my opinion the only way to switch it back is to reinstall the OS onto the drive you want to be C:

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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    Andrew Dec 18, 2008

    Unfortunately at this time on what you did has made it unable to boot. Unless you can use a repair disk to change the letters around... Then you have no other way.

  • Andrew
    Andrew Dec 18, 2008

    That does have a possibilty of working.



    I would like you to put the hard drive into another hard drive.



    once that is done then you need to show all the files by going to tools and then folder options and then the view tab.



    I need you to check Show Hidden Files and uncheck Hide protected operating system files and go to the root of C: and copy the NTLDR into the root of the drive that is C: now.



    If you still cant get it to bootup right I suggest you put new C: letter drive into another pc and backup your files.



    All you have to do is reinstall the OS on the disk you want to be C:

    how you backup those files are up to you.

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this is a very common 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
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Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Causes:

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  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

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NTLDR is a file which is kept in the windows directory in the sytem32 folder, and is basically the boot loader.

Most of these problems are caused by bad BIOS configurations but sometimes the files are just corrupt.

Try going into the BIOS and setting it to default configurations, save the changes and exit the BIOS. The computer will restart and hopefully boot into Windows.
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