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NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart

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    CPCI Oct 17, 2010

    what OS are you using ?





    get your recovery Cd ready ,, its a simple fix



    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

    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/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.

    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 type of 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 and/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. Additional information about checking the CD-ROM drive connections can be found on document CH000213.

    Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS

    Verify that your computer hard disk drive is properly setup in the BIOS / CMOS setup. Improper settings can cause this error. Additional information on how to enter the BIOS / CMOS setup can be found in document CH000192.

    Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file

    Windows 2000 users
    Windows XP users



    Windows XP users


    1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.

    2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.

    3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.

    4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.

    5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.

    6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

      copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
      copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\


    7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

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The issue is your system is not loading off of the boot drive- check for usb keys, floppies, even sometimes cds can cause the issue. If that does not work, you'll need to get your copy of windows, boot to that disk, and run a chkdsk /r in the repair option. If that does not work, you will need to reinstall Windows.

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In my experience, NTLDR is usually caused by a failing hard drive, however sometimes other factors are at fault.

There are various fixes for the different operating systems that Microsoft offers. Since you don't state your operating system I'd say start here and read.

http://www.proposedsolution.com/solutions/ntldr-is-missing-press-ctrl-alt-del-to-restart-2/

Then there's always microsoft's take on it here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320397

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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SOURCE: NTLDR is missing

it means press ctrl+alt+delet at the same time and then you can turn of things from there

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SOURCE: NTLDR is missing..how can i log-in to the windows?huhu..pls help

When NTLDR is missing it means that the system files had been damagaged.

You need to use recovery CD, or Windows install disk to reinstall the system on your laptop.

If you do a partial recovery (with recovery CD) or an upgrade installation (with Windows CD), and you chose not to format the system, then your data should still be inside the hard drive after setup.

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SOURCE: NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart

In my experience, NTLDR is usually caused by a failing hard drive, however sometimes other factors are at fault.

There are various fixes for the different operating systems that Microsoft offers. Since you don't state your operating system I'd say start here and read.

http://www.proposedsolution.com/solutions/ntldr-is-missing-press-ctrl-alt-del-to-restart-2/

Then there's always microsoft's take on it here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320397

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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