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NTLDR is missing to restart Ctrl+Alt+Delete booting file

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Either your hard disk drive or the controller on the motherboard is bad or your OS (operating system software,i.e. Windows 7) is corrupted and needs to be re-installed.

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SOURCE: Windows will not boot up


If you got a Windows CD try the following...

Reboot the computer and enter bios by..
When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately
You might have to try this a few times since you have to be really quick,

In system setup (bios)
Set CD Drive as first device in the boot sequence. Press F10 then chose "Y" to save.


When asked if you want to start on CD just press any key.

The menu on your cd should have a repair option.

Hope this helps.


Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: turned on the computer-it read NTLDR missing. Push ctrl+alt+delet

Well your ntldr is your bootstrap loader for windows built on the nt file system. There are two ways to fix it, one is to put in your windows xp cd, load it and then choose the repair option and when you get to a command prompt type in chkdsk /r. If that doesn't work you'll have to reinstall windows.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: When my computer boot

If you have already taken a backup of your data or if you are ready to loose your data then I can give you steps to perform dell factory Restore which will bright your dell computer back to original settings when you first bought this computer.

If you are using Window XP then follow these steps:-
Turn off the computer by holding down the power button for 10 seconds>>Turn it on>>as soon as you see the dell Logo start pressing Alt+F11 so keep pressing ALT AND F11 together>>now you will have window xp recovery screen>>now follow the on screen instruction and click next and next and finally you will get your desktop back.

if you are using Window Vista or Window 7 for for these steps:-

Turn off the computer by holding down the power button for 10 seconds

restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen

  1. Press the downarrow.jpg(Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
  2. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
3. Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK

Now click on the last option dell emergency backup/dell factory restore

now follow the onscreen instruction and click next, next and fianlly you will have your desktop screen.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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SOURCE: NTLDR is missing to restart Ctrl+Alt+Delete

Hi, Please use the below link for troubleshooting. This issue occurs when windows boot files are damaged / deleted. These 3 files are ntldr.exe,, boot.ini. Better to repair the operating system by using the bootable disk which contains setup of your current windows operating system. In initial CMOS setup, please use the bootable disk as first bootable drive. You can go in this menu during early start of your desktop by pressing either DEL; F2; F10 buttons. Thanks, Amar

Posted on Sep 22, 2011

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NTLDR is missing to restart Ctrl+Alt+Delete

the easy part is to repair windows:

put original cd whit windows in
boot from cd
press r to repair

restart and should be ok

if not reinstall windows

best regards

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NTLDR is missing

Reference number: CH000465
NTLDR is Missing. 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
  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.
You can go to these sites to view solutions (to much to post here) Very easy to understand:

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Screen says NTLDR is missing.

hello friends..

Ntldr file is essential file in order to boot system...If it is missing then your system wont start..try to repair this file from XP/vista CD .. then problem will vanish

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My Satellite A40/A45 Series won't boot up.

If NTLDR is missing, you will need to do one of two things:

1) follow this link and follow instructions to create a NTLDR boot disc and get back up and running


2) boot to Windows CD and repair Windows installation

Hope this helps - remember to rate :)

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