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Why does my dell computer say NTLDR is missing when 1st turned on & my c drive is western digital? It began 9/20/10 after i used system restore & 6/ /10.

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NTLDR = NT loader or the i summary the Operating System (OS) Boot loader.
It basically means that your System Restore failed to properly configure your Windows Boot loading programs and you should do a Windows System repair immediately (from a Recovery CD) to avoid further problem or restore to a know good backup (if you have one that is!).
Hope it helps.

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Ntldr is missing press ctlr+alt+ and delete to restar and i did and don't workz


First I have to assume that you are running Windows XP. This solution should work for other versions of Windows.
The "NTLDR is missing" error displays very shortly after the computer is first started, immediately after the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete. Windows XP has only initially begun to load when the NTLDR error message appears.
Causes of NTLDR Errors
There are a number of possible causes for NTLDR errors, including the most common "NTLDR is missing" error message.
The most common reason for this error is when your PC is trying to boot from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from; in other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source. This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.
Other possible causes include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors, an outdated BIOS, and damaged or loose IDE cables.
How to Fix NTLDR Errors
1.Restart the PC. The NTLDR error could be a fluke.

2.Check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD/BD) drives for media and disconnect any external drives. Often times, the "NTLDR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD, or external hard drive or flash drive.
Note: If you find that this is the cause of your problem and it's happening a lot, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive with Windows installed is listed first.

3.Check the hard drive and other drive settings in BIOS and ensure they are correct. The BIOS configuration tells the computer how to use a drive so incorrect settings can cause problems, including NTLDR errors.
Note: There is usually an Auto setting for hard drive and optical drive configurations in BIOS which is usually a safe bet if you're not sure what to do.

4. Restore the NTLDR and ntdetect.com files from the Windows XP CD. Restoring these two important system files from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.

5. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will prevent the NTLDR error if the cause of the problem is a boot.ini file that is not configured properly for your Windows XP installation.

6. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

7. Repair the Windows XP master boot record. NTLDR error messages may also appear if the master boot record is corrupt.

8. Reseat all internal data and power cables. NTLDR error messages could be caused by loose or malfunctioning IDE cables.
Try replacing the IDE cable cable if you suspect it might be faulty.

9. Update your motherboard's BIOS. Occasionally, an outdated BIOS version can cause the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

10. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

11. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch. While this will almost certainly resolve any NTLDR errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.

12. Replace the hard drive and then perform a new installation of Windows XP. If all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive.
NTLDR Errors Apply To
This issue applies to the Windows XP operating system, including Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition.
Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista utilize BOOTMGR, not NTLDR.
Still Having NTLDR Issues?
See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Be sure to let me know what steps, if any, you've already taken to fix the "NTLDR is missing" issue.

Jan 29, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Dell inspirion 6000 is showing "loading PBR2.....done. NTLDR IS MISSING.HOW TO FIX


Use the Restoration Disk. When asked choose Repair.
(Non-Destructive Installation)

You are missing basic Windows files. Boot loader files.
Also you may have to prepare to replace the harddrive. May have bad Sectors on it.
Means I would copy off all personal information, after getting that laptop going again, or you may lose it.

Regards,
joecoolvette

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTLDR

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk7.htm

Dec 19, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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My disk said NTLDR:fatal error4096 reading boot INI.


hello


baically , Error 4096 takes place when the system is misconfigured or its essential files are missing. Such problems occur when a PC is not maintained properly and has accumulated many critical issues that require immediate repair.
go to this link below .. it will help you restore and reconfigure .ini

http://www.restoreguard.com/p/error-4096.html?keyword=Error%204096&gclid=CJO847rkiKUCFcEb5wodZA89PA

Nov 05, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD SATA...

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Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD SATA Hard Drive Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR could this be bad drive installed xp a couple times now works ok but when i shut it off Couldn't find NTLDR comes up


Yes it looks like a Hard drive problem.
This error means that NTLDR is missing somehow from your computer,hard disk problem usually or virus.
You can go to that page and follow the instructions exactly as he says and will not have to install windows over and over again
http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

Jan 02, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD SATA...

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I have a reformatted hard drive in a Dell dimension 43000. Now on turning on I get NTLDR is missing message. If I use F2 or F12 to try & correct the set up the USB keyboard stops working so I am then...


Reinstall the Operating system (Windows). Missing file is from there. Many computers don't switch on USB when in BIOS - borrow a keyboard with a standard PS/2 plug on it, but the USB will be fine once the Operating System is reinstalled.

Oct 27, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Black screen NTDLR Press any key to restart


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.

Char S.

May 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5102WLMi Notebook

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NTLDR is missing




Reference number: CH000465
NTLDR is Missing. Issue:NTLDR is Missing.
Related errors:
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
Please insert another disk
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Cause:
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or 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.
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

May 22, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Acer travelmate 240 notebook - NTLDR missing message


if you had original xp cd, boot from cd then repair you system, otherwise use your recovery cd to give your friend a clear system.

Feb 17, 2009 | Western Digital Scorpio WD800UE 80 GB Hard...

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Keep getting a NTLDR is missing when I try to install an operating system


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318728

This has some information for troubleshooting NTLDR problem.. if you still need help feel free to post here

Jun 15, 2008 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160...

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My dell d600


Hi,


NTLDR or NTDETECT Is Missing or Corrupt Error Message









Table of Contents secondary.gif Start the Recovery Console secondary.gif Repair the Missing NTLDR or NTDETECT File » Start the Recovery Console
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD or DVD drive.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. While the computer is starting, repeatedly press F12 every 3 seconds to access the one-time boot menu.
  4. When the one-time boot menu appears, press the Down Arrow to highlight the CD-ROM option that appears, which is one of the following options: Onboard CD-ROM Drive or Onboard USB CD-ROM Drive.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. When the computer boots to the CD-ROM drive, press R to enter the Recovery Console.


» Repair the Missing NTLDR or NTDETECT File
  1. Boot the system to the Windows XP Recovery Console.

  2. Type map, and press <Enter>. Make note of the drive letter assigned to the optical (DVD or CD-ROM) drive.

  3. Type copy x:\i386\ntldr c:\ (where x is the drive letter for the optical drive), and press <Enter>.

  4. Type copy x:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ (where x is the drive letter for the optical drive), and press <Enter>.

  5. If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and press <Enter>.

  6. Type exit and press <Enter>.

  7. As the computer restarts, remove the Windows XP CD.
The files have been restored and the error message should be fixed.

You can check this website for further details.
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&docid=B93824605BF646F98FDFACA51E3A9B55&journalid=4F6F8BC06C3B5014E040AE0AB5E121D2&Query=TlRMRFIraXMrbWlzc2luZw==&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D600&ServiceTag=&contenttype=-1&os=-1&component=-1&lang=-1&doclang=en&toggle=false

Pls let me know asap if we did resolve it.

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Cheers.

Jun 15, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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