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Re: Unable to boot, I can't installed WIN98
NTLDR is NT Loader which indicates that the hard disk originally contains an NT OS such as Windows XP. The laptop not reading the installer is possibly a CD ROM or CD disc problem. Most (but not all) NT OS would be using an NTFS type of HD format. Windows 98SE would only read and install on a FAT(32).
What perhaps you can do is to remove the HD from the laptop and using an external 2.5 interface to USB connect it to a 2nd PC and re-partition that HD as well as format it to FAT32. You can also make that HD bootable (do a Google) and copy the entire CD installer of Windows 98SE to a folder inside that HD.
Once back to the laptop, it should boot to a C: prompt, go to the folder where the Win98SE installation/setup files are located and run setup.exe.
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The error befalls when your PC is unable to interact with Windows due to
the corrupted Windows installation, or it is trying to boot from a
wrongly configured or improperly connected hard drive or flash drive
among other external medium...... read more
To repair missing NTLDR orcorrupted system file/s, boot up with the Windows installation CD then -
Press R to repair wheninstructed.
Press 1 or Enter to repairthe C:\Windows folder.
Then type chkdsk /r and then press Enter.
The repair process willtake quite a long time.
The drive you installed is formatted (wiped clean). It has no operating system to boot from... tthat's the NTLDR error.Power off the machine with the Win98 CD in the CD drive. Power up the machine and while the machine is POSTing (starting up showing you what's in it) watch for something saying to hit any key to boot from CD and at that point press any key . The machine should then boot from the Win98 CD and start the install
That is the NT Loader in win98 was boot.ini regardless the OS will not continue without it. You can simply place your OS CD in set your boot order in bios to boot from cdrom. Do a manual windows repair. This will re-install the missing boot loader.
You need to either reinstall windows, or take the hard drive out, hook it up as a spare drive to a working computer and copy NTDLR to the root of the laptop hard drive. It would be much easier to reinstall windows. You can always use the recovery portion of Windows, but if I were you I would just do a format and reinstall. NTDLR is just a startup file for Windows XP, that does not mean your hard drive is gone or anything. Please don't forget to rate!..Thanks
you may face either harddisk failure, a driver problem or virus infection:
tools: original win98-cd (or a bootable image
version of it), antivir-software on cd!
- please check whether it is possible to boot from win98-cd, with cd-rom support, not from harddisk.
(such option should be availabe after bios-load is over)
leave the setup process without fully installing (press F3 button when asked for repair or install option)
in both cases :
type at the dos-prompt:
(command for changing to harddisk, windows-folder, booting windows from harddisk, but without loading all the drivers as usually)
win98 should come up in protected mode or give error messages.
- access cd-drive and execute vir-scan. - delete and/or repair infected files - turn down, attempt to reboot from hd - if still impossible reboot from win98-cd, run repair of installation and try once again standard boot
problem solved? if not, take down error messages consult fixya again!
You didn't need to replace the hard drive if there is a missing NTLDR file, it just means that the boot sector is missing or corrupt.
You can fix it by putting in your WinXP CD, and choosing REPAIR.(This is known as the Recovery Console and it's in DOS just to warn you...)
Then you can type the following at the dos prompt:
fixmbr - Fixes corrupt master boot record
fixboot - Fixes corrupt boot sector
bootcfg /rebuild - Fixes corrupt or missing boot.ini