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NTLDR missing .

Hi i have a Toshiba satellite s5000 series laptop with windows xp Home edition installed. Yesterday after updating my NVDIA graphics driver my system failed to start, showing messages NTLDR is missing press Ctrl Alt Del to restart and it stays the same, please help

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Re: NTLDR missing .

You can try a system restore, and restore it to a date before you updated the drivers, that has a good chance of fixing your problem.
I am not a fan of system restore, but after reading your post I feel that it has a good chance of success in your situation. I do have some other ideas but think trying the restore first makes sense to me right now, and if it doesn't solve your problem, it's reversable.
I will watch your case and if the above doesn't work will post another suggestion.
I hope this helps you,

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Re: NTLDR missing .

Put the WindowsXP CD in the cd drive,
Configure your BIOS to boot from WindowsCD
After booting one the first screen select "R" which stand for repairing the installation in recovery mode
then select the windows installation you want to repair by typing the number inbetween the square brackets
you will be asked for the administrator password, type it,
once you are in recovery mode.
type this command "copy x:\i386\ntldr y:\ntldr"
where 'x' is your cd Drive letter and 'y' is your windows directory C: usually
after the message "1 file copied"
exit the recovery mode by typing exit.
restart your system.

POST back with your results

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What is NTLDR


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\ 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.

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