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My acer travelmate 2500 won't start as i get the message ntldr file is missing

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Do you have a copy of your XP installation? You will need it if you decide to reinstall XP which will solve your situation.

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I have an Acer Aspire 3630 and when I turn it on, it comes up with a message saying "NTLDR is missing Press any key to restart". Does anyone have any idea of how to fix this, I do not have any CDs etc


It has to do with your operating system. The NT loader file is missing that's why it won't boot. You can download NTLDR or the best way is to reformat you laptop.

Sep 15, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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When we switch on the laptop we getting ntldr missing press any key to restart


The error message "NTLDR is missing" means that the Windows boot loader (NT Loader, NTLDR) cannot be found.
This often occurs when the computer tries to boot from a drive other than the one Windows is installed on, due to a change in the drive configuration or because you left a bootable disk in a removable drive. But it may also be because the NTLDR file has been corrupted or deleted
First, check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows.
  • Check that there are no CDs or DVDs in the CD/DVD drives.
  • Check that no removable drives are plugged in to the USB ports.
  • Check the boot order in the BIOS Setup to ensure that the computer boots from the drive containing Windows before any other bootable devices.
If this does not resolve the problem, you will have to repair the NT boot loader.
However, if your computer is using Windows XP and you have a Windows XP installation CD you may be able to boot from this and use the Recovery Console to fix NTLDR manually instead.

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The Acer travelmate 240 boots up and after the Acer screen goes to the windows didnot close properly screen and then back to the Acer screen. How to boot it up ?


First try to start in safe mode:

Restart the computer and repeatedly tap the F8 key (you need to press F8 before windows starts to load)

A menu should appear. Select Safe Mode and press Enter

Let me know if it able to start in safe mode


Apr 03, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 240 Notebook

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Ntldr is missing press clt alt del to restart


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

Here's How:

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.

That's it.

Jan 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Start up says NTLDR is missing


http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm. read here lots of info for the NTLDR

Oct 04, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 2413LCi Notebook

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Screen says NTLDR is missing.


hello friends..

Ntldr file is essential file in order to boot system...If it is missing then your system wont start..try to repair this file from XP/vista CD .. then problem will vanish

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"NTLDR is missing" message on boot-up.


That message appears when Windows cannot boot. You may run a repair using your Windows CD. Just start your PC with the CD in the drive and follow the choices in the screen.Remember select REPAIR, not Install, as you will end loosing all your files.

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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.

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Acer travelmate 2420


ok..then you will need to re install from a windows disk

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Acer "NTLDR is missing" problem


press F10 to enter Bios and make necessary arrangemt to boot from CD rom

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