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Often, the error message "NTLDR is missing" simply means that, the file NTLDR could not be found in the root of the C drive. Most of my experiences are with faulty memory causing this. The file is actually in the HD but will not load properly into the memory. Often, cleaning or replacing the memory addresses the issue. In some cases, it may really be true that for some reason, said file was really gone or corrupted. I have successfully copied the file NTLDR from other PCs into the HD with the problem. Of course this would require physical removal of the HD in question and installing it as an external storage device using a USB adapter to a 2nd PC. I have yet to come across a case where the entire HD is corrupt due to missing NTLDR.
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First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
To boot up from the CD go into the BIOS and make the CD the first boot up device.
To repair missing NTLDR orcorrupted system file/s, boot up with the Windows installation CD then -
Press R to repair wheninstructed.
Press 1 or Enter to repairthe C:\Windows folder.
Then type chkdsk /r and then press Enter.
The repair process willtake quite a long time.
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 3 1/2 inch floppy discs in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppy drives ,and no removableusb drives plugged in to the usb ports Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
Lower Filters.bak If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
You need to take the drive out and put it back in. Try doing a BIOS update if one is available or simply reinstall the Operating System. If this does not work either then you will have to replace the DVD drive.
I suspect that you are running Vista on your computer. If you have service pack 2 installed, then this is the reason for the missing drivers. When Microsoft issued SP2, they improved it worse. To make things worse, they will not correct the problem, instead, they issued Windows 7. Uninstalling the Windows drivers might help, but did not work for me. At start up, Windows should find the DVD drive as a new device, and ask for permission to look for and install the drivers. Click on no, and Windows will look for alternate drivers, from the firmware.
theres several stages involving formating a disk.
this error however, appears to be discribing a boot-manager program.
Try booting with Windows in the actually DVD Drive.
If this does,nt work, re-format the hard-drive. or obtain a setup disk from your computers manufacturer.
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for this error include a driver that is not present; a binary file that
is corrupted; a file I/O problem, or a driver that references an entry
point in another binary file that could not be loaded.
Uninstall the driver, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall or upgrade the driver.
On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.