Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
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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sure there are no disks in any of the drives cd floppy and usb Computer is
booting from a non-bootable source.
hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME
computer that is using FAT32
disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a
non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no FLOPPY DISKS or CD is in
the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette
power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA
if ita flat
40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail.
from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
free connections and are not faulty
all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure
Computers need power and data to travel through every
working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will
end up with a computer error
When NTLDR is missing from
your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a
bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer.
A missing NTLDR means that
your computer cannot boot to the operating system.
This issue is only a problem
on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and
Vista don't utilize NTLDR.
Fixing the missing NTLDR is
relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.
Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.
Restart your computer.
When the computer restarts
press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to
Most computers are configured
to boot to another device other than a hard drive.
Since the Windows XP/2000
installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt.
However, if you don't see the
prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter
the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup.
Then navigate to the Boot
Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the
Then reboot your computer.
After you have pressed any
key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear.
After loading, press the
"R" key to repair the Windows installation.
The screen will appear black.
The computer requests which
installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1"
If you have more than one
hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different.
You must know which hard
drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in.
You are subsequently prompted
for a password.
If you haven't set up one up,
you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter."
"c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.
Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr
c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your
CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have
more than one).
Eject the CD from the drive
and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer.
The NTLDR file will be copied
from the installation disc to your hard drive.
If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message
to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've
probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further.
This is because the NTLDR
file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before
the boot process can proceed normally.
Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer.
Restart the computer and
press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears.
Press the "R" key
to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter"
in order to select your operating system.
Type in your Administrator
password (if needed) and press "Enter."
Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr
c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy
d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter."
Restart your computer and let
it boot up normally.
Since the NTLDR is freshly
restored, the computer boots up properly.
Hope this helps.
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