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NTLDR is missing

This happens on start up , i do not have a boot disc for the laptop but i have other laptops with xp and vista and a desktop with xp

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I bought a computer that has been wiped clean of windows xp. I have a copy of windows xp I would like to install in it only the message ntldr missing keeps coming. How do I download my cd version of windows xp on it

  • dakota9959 Feb 15, 2009

    was getting the blue screen of death, got in long enough to run the system recovery and now i have the NTLDR message.

  • kalushek Mar 24, 2009

    when i open my hp compaq 6720s laptop a problem occur a problem.Problam is ntldr is missing .what i do to enter its  boot secter and cheek all configaration 


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NTLDR missing error usually means your boot.ini file is corrupt. As it is trying to boot from the drive or partition. You need a boot disc like BartPE or Ubuntu Live or remove the hard drive and place it in an external hard drive enclosure and edit boot.ini with another computer. The other choice is to reinstall Windows all over again. :(

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Fixes for NTLDR Errors

  1. Restart the PC. The NTLDR error could be a fluke.

  2. Check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD) drives for media. Often times, the "NTLDR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk or CD/DVD.

    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 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. 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. Open your computer's case and ensure that the cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard is firmly in place. If this does not resolve the issue, try replacing the cable. NTLDR error messages could be caused by loose or malfunctioning IDE cables.

  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. Finally, 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. Replace the hard drive and then perform a new installation of Windows XP.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Michael Lucas
    Michael Lucas Jan 17, 2009

    We tried several of the possible soultions, but none worked well.
    Finally what worked was that since NTLDR was missing, we decided to substitute the NTLDR file in the right place.
    Since we had access to another computer, we copied the NTLDR and
    NTDETECT.COM which was available from the recovery CD which comes with
    computer. If you do not have the recovery CD, they are available from another computer using
    the same Operating System (Windows XP in our case). The location was
    C:\i386\ntldr C:\i386\ntdetect.com

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If you are usiing WindowsXP, follow below steps

Using Windows recovery console.

The Windows 2000 and Windows XP CDs supplied by Microsoft has a tool called the Recovery Console which can be used to repair errors that prevent Windows XP from starting using the command line. OEM versions of Windows XP, including computers that were supplied with Windows XP preinstalled, may not have this utility.

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Ntldr
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Boot.ini

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5: You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.

6: From the command prompt, copy NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM from the i386 folder of the CD to the root folder of the hard drive. In the example commands given below, C: is the hard drive and D: is the CD-ROM drive. You will need to change the drive letters if appropriate:
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1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2. Press a key when you are prompted.

3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.

4. Click Repair your computer.

5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

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2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER. You can use bootrec /fixmbr or bootrec /fixboot or bootrec /rebuildbcd according to your situations,


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