Question about Compaq Presario sr1111nx 2.53GHz Celeron Computer (SR1111NXRB) PC Desktop
XP won't boot off the hard drive all of a sudden. When I put in my Dell Windows XP cdrom, it won't even come up to where I can see it, even if I take the hard disk out of the BIOS bootlist, leaving only the CD in the bootlist. So I can't reinstall even if I wanted to because I can't bring up the programs on XP cdrom. Just keeps getting the same 'ntldr is missing.
But for some reason, if I put my Ubuntu Linux cd in and change the bootlist so the hard disk is NOT in the list (only the cd is), it will boot off that Ubuntu CD. So I installed Ubuntu right beside my Windows install (in a different partition). Ubuntu worked fine. I can move all around on that disk and I can even see my Windows files and update or delete or change them using Ubuntu. But, when I shutdown Ubuntu and tried to reboot it, it would not do so, even after I changed the BIOS to boot off the hard disk. So I can't boot Windows or Ubuntu off that hard disk. Is my MDB toast? What to do?
I work For Comapq and Hp computers and can understand your issue...
when ever we get the issue like Ntldr is missing ..
we perform the recovery on the computer, in all HP and Compaq computers we have a recovery partition on the d: drive so for xp we can just restart the computer and keep on tapping f10 on the keyboard and for Vista we can restart the pc and keep on tapping F11 on the keyboard and we can reload operating system back on the computer...that too without and disk..
And if we have any other brand computer then can reload Operating system with XP or Vista disk.
Good Luck !
Posted on Feb 06, 2008
U need one special program who makes works same with xp and ubuntu..When i find it i will post for u ok?
Posted on Oct 27, 2007
Seems your MBR is damage. but you can repair it if only you can boot in windows cd and entering in the recovery console.
To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.
COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTLDR C:\
COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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Posted on Oct 27, 2007
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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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