Question about Toshiba Satellite A15-S157 Notebook
I turn on the laptop to get an error message that says NTLDR is missing. Also it says to restart so I do and then just go back to this same message.
NTLDR is short for New Technology Loader, an essential initializing program for Windows.NT4/2k/XP.
A missing NTLDR indicates several fault possibilities, most common are:
1. partially defective memory;
2. corrupt files or Windows installation in the boot hard disk; and/or
3. IDE cable, motherboard, the hard disk itself and others.
If it is a memory problem, try removing the memory sticks and clean the gold pins with a pencil eraser, re-install and make sure seated correctly. Reboot and try again.
If it is a corrupt file, insert an OEM Windows XP Installer (bootable) CD into the PC and when prompted, press any key to boot from CD. Once in the setup menu, press the "R" key to repair Windows. Log into by pressing "1" key and then enter.
You would need your administrator password, then hit enter. You need to copy the missing file(s) from the CD to your HD. Type :
copy D:\i386\ntldr C:\
copy D:\i386\ntdetect.com D:\
Soon as copied, reboot.
If thereafter, other files turn out to be missing also, perhaps you might be better off formatting your HD and re-installing your OS since chances are not only 1 or 2 files are already corrupt.
In some cases, even a re-install will not solve the problem, you then may either have to replace your memory or your hard disk.
Hope this be of some idea/help. Pls post back how things turn out or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Nov 04, 2007
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