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File is missing

The setup cannot be don the file ntdl.dll is missin or corrupted

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    During start up I get a blue screen with a message that "the file ntdl.dll is missin or corrupted"

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While installing os xp 29 min it was displaying blue screen

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Black screen after winxp logo


Sounds like you ran repair and it may have failed.

So I have several questions;
Have you tried booting in safe mode? Does that work? If so you could select last known good as an option and try that.

Also sounds like the file you replaced the missing one with may not have been the correct version and that can cause a conflict. The file you installed may need to be updated. Since you know the missing file (I found that usually DLL's get corrupted so I'm guessing here) you could just download the needed file from

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000749.htm

Oct 04, 2015 | Power Hard Drives

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SEAGATE HARD DRIVE COMING UP WITH NTLDR MISSING



First make sure there are no disks in any of the drives cd floppy and usb Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.


Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.


Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32


New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.

Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.


Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable

Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.


Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no FLOPPY DISKS or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA

if ita flat 40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail.


The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty


Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections


Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


also


When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer.


A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system.

This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR.


Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.


Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.


Restart your computer.

When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup."


Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive.

Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt.


However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup.


Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive.

Then reboot your computer.


After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear.

After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation.


The screen will appear black.

The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter."


If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different.

You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in.


You are subsequently prompted for a password.

If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter."


The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one).


Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer.

The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.



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If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further.


This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.

Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer.

Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears.


Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system.

Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter."


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter."


Restart your computer and let it boot up normally.

Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly.


Hope this helps

Nov 11, 2012 | Seagate Hard Drives

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Ntlrd missing xp tablet on my hp tc1000 with no cd rom


Causes
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and 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.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
Solutions

Computer is booting from a non-bootable source

Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD-ROM. First verify that no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.

Note: This error has also been known to occur when a memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it. If you have any card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory stick is inside the computer. Additionally disconnect all USB drives, cameras, ipods, iphones, etc. from the computer.

If you are attempting to boot from a floppy diskette and are receiving this error message it is likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files or is corrupt.

If you are attempting to install Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot device, and not the hard disk drive.

Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt.

Press any key to boot from the CD

Important: When you see this message press any key such as the Enter key immediately, otherwise it will try booting from the hard drive and likely get the NTLDR error again.

Note: If you are not receiving the above message and your BIOS boot options are set properly it's also possible that your CD-ROM drive may not be booting from the CD-ROM properly. Verify the jumpers are set properly on the CD-ROM drive.

Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS

Verify that your computer hard disk drive is properly setup in the CMOS setup. Improper settings can cause this error.

Corrupt NTLDR or NTDETECT.COM file

Windows 2000 users
Windows XP users

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Computer does not find segate st3120026a. My computer was running fine although slowly so I thought a reboot would help. Upon booting up I got the error:corrupt or missing file: rootsystem32hal.dll but...


Hmmm well thats not good... usually that error is telling you that there is a file that has become corrupted.. or that part of the hard drive is, to me it sounds like the latter... seems to me as if your drive has gone south. Perhaps that was the reason for it being "Slow" .. You could try to recover it? but first I think it would be best to test the disk. They are pretty easy to replace ... You are going to need your Windows CD/DVD. Run the setup through and windows will test your drive for suitability, it is real "picky" so it will tell if it's OK or not.

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MY pc does not start anymore. I have a Seagate hard drive ST380011A. I got the message: The following fail is missingC:/windows rootsystem32hal.dll


<windows root>system32hal.dll. is missing or corrupt. â How to fix it?â The Hal.dll file is the first file that boot.ini tells the system to look for at boot. â Looking at it this way, this error message can be rather misleading. In fact the reason could be a number of things, such as: â The boot.ini file is actually corrupt or damaged, â or it is pointing the Startup to look in the wrong place. The Hal.dll file is located in the System32 directory of your %SystemRoot% which in a default XP setup is:â C:WindowsSystem32.â You can use the Dos boot disk (or NTFS Reader above) to quickly determine if the file is missing.â If it is, then you should extract it from your XP CDrom and place it in its proper location.Boot to your XP CDrom, and then choose 'r' to go to the Recovery Console.â With your XP Cdrom in the drive, issue this command:Expand D:i386hal.dl_ C:Windowssystem32â â (This assumes the CDrom is D and your System Partition is C) â If this does not cure your issue this may be due to issues in your boot.ini file.â â The boot.ini file is actually corrupt or damaged, or it is pointing the Startup to look in the wrong place. Resolution:â The easiest way to fix this is to boot to the Recovery Console and replace the old boot.ini with a new one.â Once you have booted to the Recovery Console run these commands at the prompt:Attrib -H -R -S C:boot.iniâ â â (This removes the attributes and allows deletion). DEL C:boot.iniâ â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â (Deletes the corrupted boot.ini file)â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â BootCfg /Rebuildâ â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â (Recreates the new boot.ini file)If you would like to view the boot.ini file, you will need a boot disk to get to the DOS prompt.â If you have formatted with FAT32, then you may use a Windows boot disk (such as a W98 disk), but if you are running NTFS, you will need a NTFS reader boot disk, such as NTFS Reader For DOS which is available for download here.â To diagnose the problem, copy the boot.ini file from the hard drive (C:boot.ini) and open it with Notepad.â You will want to verify that the "Default=" line as well as the ARC path line are pointing to the right location.â Here is two examples of boot.ini files (ARC paths start with multi): [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect This is a sample of the above Boot.ini file after adding another partition running Windows 2000 Professional. [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect â â

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If you can't boot from that disk, maybe you can put it in a computer, as a slave disk. I had the same problem because I installed Linux in another partition and Windows didn't like it.

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LOL , no my friend , you simply lost your HAL.dll , hardware abstraction layer

you need to reinstall windows , thats the easy way out

or you can take the hard road to china and attempt to recopy your HAL.dll to the proper location on the drive , my personaly I don't even go there , a fresh copy of windows is so much better in these instances because you don't know what else has gone wrong at this point , best to do a reinstall
because there really is nothing like a good ole fresh load of the operating system.

take the puppy back to school like it was at the factory baby :->

shalom

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