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Ntldr is missing.... when i start my computer, it only shows NTLDR is missing press ctrl+Alt+Del to restart (this is on windows XP) please help... thanks

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  • Davis M May 11, 2010

    Do you have a windows XP cd? If so, follow these steps to get to the Recovery Console:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654 ....once in the recovery console, type and run the following: FIXMBR FIXBOOT CHKDSK /P Ignore the warnings, I've done this many times and have never had any problems because of it. It should work out just fine for yourself. If windows XP is installed and was working fine on the Laptop, this will get it working again.

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First check to see if you have a floppy disk in your floppy drive, if so remove it.
Second check if you have a CD disk in the CD/DVD drive, if so remove it.
If there are no disc in the drives, then the ntldr file is missing or corrupted and needs to be replaced. Please follow these instructions :-

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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    Chris Hingee Feb 04, 2010

    Please follow these instructions :-

    If Windows XP is installed on your computer


    1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.

    2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.

    3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.

    4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.

    5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.

    6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

      copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
      copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

    7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

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NTLDR is missing


this is a very common Issue:NTLDR is Missing.
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Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.

NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart

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  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

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  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
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Reference number: CH000465
NTLDR is Missing. Issue:NTLDR is Missing.
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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
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  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
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You can go to these sites to view solutions (to much to post here) Very easy to understand:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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