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Re: I have a gateway laptop (no cd, preloaded) Keep
Your missing the file from the nt detect application on the C: drive You will need to obtain a good copy of windows or find an OS that you can work around it with. I would try using Ubuntu as a live session disk and replacing the corrupted nt detection files from a disk or website.
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This error is caused when your restore files are corrupt. If you have the system cd that came with your pc, you can restore your pc and the restore drive. If you do not have the cd, check Gateway's support website for restore ISO file for your model of pc.
An NTLDR is compressed error is pretty easy to fix(much better then
NTLDR is missing errors!).
First you need to boot to the recovery
To boot to the recovery console follow these steps: 1. Insert
the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the
computer. Click(or press any key) to select any options that are
required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are
prompted. 2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to
start the Recovery Console. 3. When prompted type "1" or if you
have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that
you must access from the Recovery Console. 4. When you are
prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password
is blank, just press ENTER. 5. Now you should be at the comman
prompt and ready to repair the ntldr file!
Now all you need to do
is enter the following commands(in order) and each command on a new
line just like you see them here:
cd \ attrib -c ntldr exit
Your computer should now reboot, and everything "should" work!
The NTLDR and Ntdetect.com files are important system files that are used by your computer to start the Windows XP operating system. These files can become damaged, corrupted or deleted for a number of reasons and are usually brought to your attention by the "NTLDR is Missing" error message.
Follow these easy steps to restore the damaged/corrupted or missing NTLDR and Ntdetect.com files from the Windows XP CD using the Recovery Console.
Time Required: Restoring the NTLDR and Ntdetect.com files from the Windows XP CD usually takes less than 15 minutes
Boot your system using a Windows XP CD, press any key when the windows display "press any key to boot from CD"and wait for some time, select "r" option to go to recovery console. it will ask you for administrator password too.
When you reach the command prompt type the following two commands, pressing Enter after each one: copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\ copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
In the command listed above, d represents the drive letter assigned to the optical drive that your Windows XP CD is currently in. While this is most often d, your system could assign a different letter. Also, c:\ represents the root folder of the partition that Windows XP is currently installed on. Again, this is most often the case but your system could be different.
If you're prompted to overwrite either of the two files, press Y.
Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
Assuming that missing or corrupt versions of the NTLDR and/or Ntdetect.com files were your only issues, Windows XP should now start normally.
Are you saying it came with a recovery disk that you dont have anymore. If thats the case you may need to aquire this from acer. If you go to their web site you can usually find a way to order this disc for your machine.
Find someone who has an xp disc and use it to go to recovery console then restore MBR files. NTLDR is the error meaning your master boot record has been damaged.
You need to boot with your windows vista cd and select repair install. This will reinstall the windows files, including the ntldr file, leaving your data intact. Make sure you only do the repair install, if you do the full install, it may wipe your data.
If I understand what your problem is...
I had the same problem, it was a caused by bad Windows XP install CD.
Call Gateway and explain the situation, you may need to have a magnifying glass handy to read the tiny engraved lettering in the center of the CD disk.
Have your 'Product Key' available. If you have some kind of sales receipt, or other "Proof of Purchase" have it handy too. You will need to tell them, you do not have the program installed on other computers. They can send you another disk. This method will only work if you have a legal copy of the program.