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Posted on Oct 02, 2010
This certain problem is caused by the operating system which uses NTLDR like windows xp and windows 2000. Windows Vista and Windows 7 do not utilize NTLDR.
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.
Generally there are 2 methods to resolve this issue.
Manual File Re-Patching
This method attempts to copy and replace the corrupted file from the Windows Installation disc to your hard disk. To start, follow these steps:
Press Y when prompted to overwrite any existing file.
copy D:\i386\ntldr C:\
copy D:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\
If the error message still persist, it is likely that your boot.ini file is corrupted. Try to fix your corrupted boot.ini file instead.
Using Windows Repair Install
This Windows Repair Install overwrites all system files in your computer, leaving your installed applications, data files and settings intact. However, you will lose previously saved system restore points and service pack updates. You may need to re-apply the system updates after this procedure.
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