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NTLDR missing on changing harddisk connection

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My comp has 2 physical hard disks, having 2 partitions in each 1, to make logical drives C:, D:, E: and F:

I have installed Windows 2000 on C: (Disk-1) and Windows XP Prof SP3 on E: (Disk-2). I work on XP more often than Win 2K.

I tried changing physical connections of the disks to make my XP drive as C: but the comp fails to boot and keeps giving NTLDR missing error. Tried copying NTLDR, Boot.ini, Netdetect.com etc. but to no help.

Any idea.....where I m going wrong ?

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  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

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  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • true_patron Mar 04, 2009

    I think, the repair option would remove all the latest updates and the same would be required to be downloaded and applied again.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Put the xp bootable disk in computer and boot from it, choose repair option. it will slove your problem.

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    put the xp bootable disk in computer and boot from it, choose repair option. it will slove your problem.

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    put the xp bootable disk in computer and boot from it, choose repair option. it will slove your problem.

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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.

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This issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
·The basic input/output system (BIOS) does not detect the hard disk.
·The hard disk is damaged.
·Sector 0 of the physical hard disk drive has an incorrect or malformed master boot record (MBR).
Note: Some third-party programs or disk corruption can damage an MBR.
·An incompatible partition is marked as Active.
·A partition that contains the MBR is no longer active.
Step 1: Check all hard disk and interface cables are properly connected and are in healthy state.
Follow the steps from: "Operating System Not Found" or "Missing operating system" error message when you start your Windows XP-based computer"http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321626

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NTLDR is missing


this is a very common Issue:NTLDR is Missing.
Related errors:

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
Causes:

  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.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.

Windows XP users
  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.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
hope that it will be help full
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I recently found out that the reason my computer keeps giving me the redline on my c drive is bcse I guess my partition are not set up correcrt. My computer is not recognizing and or utilizing the D data...


You see the red line on the drive when the space in the disk partition starts to become lo. In this situation you have to move the movable data to other disk partitions and use utilities like disk cleanup and Defrag etc. to clear up space.
Now since you have approach the error NTLDR missing which is almost irreversible or extremely difficult to reverse as my research has shown me, your previous Windows Vista is lost how ever there when you will reinstall Windows Vista there will most probably a folder in C; named as "Windows.old" which my contain your files from Windows you have lost.
You have to install a new Windows Vista from the beginning.

(1)Restart you computer and start pressing F2 and Del Keys on keyboard alternatively In some computer it is F2 and others it is Del. So we press both. Its one of both.

(2) You will enter setup of your computer and in the setup you have to look for Boot and underneath boot you will find Boot priority. Do not panic or be scared.Recognize your CD/DVD drive and bring it on to top of other devices such as Hard disk. Boot priority means that the computer will start from the CD/DVD reading it first than it will read from Hard disk(s) and other devices.

(3) Once you set the boot priority to CD/DVD drive just save changes and exist and the computer will reboot make sure you have the Vista DVD in your DVD drive.

(4)The computer will reboot and ask you if you want to boot from CD or DVD press any key.and Windows will start installing. You can create all your Partitions like C: and D: and you will be able to also format the disk partitions. Create and delete partitions to equally distribute data.

The Windows setup is very easy and step by step once you get your hands on it you do not need any book, notes or theory. Just read the instructions carefully and follow

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First of all make sure, all connection in properly connected. Then go to Start>Control Panel> Add Hardware > Then it will search for hardware & new drive will display on my computer. If problem continues make sure you have already made partitions for hard drive if you not credited it make partition of hard drive it will work fine i am sure.

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Ntldr missing, trigem dreambook, windows2000 P3 600Mhz


Windows 2000 users If your computer is using Microsoft Windows 2000 and you are encountering the NTLDR error. Create the below boot.ini file on the floppy diskette drive.
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
Copy the NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM files from another computer using the same operating system. Both of these files are located in the rootdirectory of the primary hard disk drive. For example, C:NTLDR andC:NTDETECT.COM should be the locations of these files on manycomputers.
  • Please keep in mind thatthese files are hidden system files, if you need additional help withviewing hidden files in Windows please see document CH000516.
Oncethese files have been copied to a floppy diskette reboot the computerand copy the NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM files to the root directory of theprimary hard disk drive. Below is an example of what commonly should beperformed from the A:> drive.
copy ntldr c:
copy ntdetect.com c:
After the above two files have been copied, remove the floppy diskette and reboot the computer.

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I have a Epic notebook ACE 1314 model no. MS_1314 and when i turn it on it comes up with NTLDR is missing can anyone help me please? Cheers Dylan


the windows system is trashed - boot from a xp cd and choose repair -


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
Causes:
  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.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.

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In my pc there is an problem of NTLDR missing . why this ill occure?


  1. Create a Windows 2000 boot disk that contains the following files: Ntldr
    Ntdetect.com
    Boot.ini
    Ntbootdd.sys For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 301680 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301680/ ) How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows 101668 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/101668/ ) How to use a Windows boot disk to prevent boot failure
  2. Modify the Boot.ini file to point to the correct hard disk controller and to the correct volume for your Windows installation. For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 311578 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311578/ ) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows 2000
  3. Insert the boot disk into the computer's floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer.
  4. Copy the Ntldr file, the Ntdetect.com file, and the Boot.ini file from the boot disk to the system partition of the local hard disk.
Method 2: Use the Recovery Console loadTOCNode(3, 'summary');
  1. Use the Windows 2000 Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to restart the computer.
  2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows 2000 installation.
  3. Press C to repair the Windows 2000 installation by using the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 229716 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/ ) Description of the Windows Recovery Console
  5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows 2000 CD-ROM.
  7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article: copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\

    copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

    NOTE: In these commands, there is a space between the ntldr and c:\, and between ntdetect.com and c:\.
  8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: type c:\Boot.ini A list similar to the following list appears: [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT

    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
    If you receive the following message, the Boot.ini file may be missing or damaged:The system cannot find the file or directory specified.
  9. If the Boot.ini file is missing or damaged, create a new one. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Use a text editor, such as Notepad or Edit.com, to create a boot loader file similar to the following boot loader file:[boot loader]
      timeout=30
      default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT

      [operating systems]
      multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
      For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 102873 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/102873/ ) Boot.ini and ARC path naming conventions and usage 301680 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301680/ ) How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows
    2. Save the file to a floppy disk as Boot.ini.

      NOTE: If you used Notepad to create the file, make sure that the .txt extension is not appended to the Boot.ini file name.
    3. Type the following command at the Recovery Console command prompt to copy the Boot.ini file from the floppy disk to the computer: copy a:\Boot.ini c:\
  10. Type exit, and then press ENTER. The computer restarts.

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