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Laptop won't complete the recovery disk installation

When turned on, the computer says "ntldr missing, press any key to restart"...no key restarts. tried to install recovery disks, but when it gets to the second disk, the computer shuts off and I'm back where I started from

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NTLDR is missing


First make sure there are no Disks in any of the drives CD , Floppy and Usb Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32
New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no FLOPPY DISKS or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA
if ita flat 40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail.
The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections
Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
also
When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer.
A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system.
This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR.
Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.
Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.
Restart your computer.
When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup."
Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive.
Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt.
However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup.
Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive.
Then reboot your computer.
After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear.
After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation.
The screen will appear black.
The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter."
If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different.
You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in.
You are subsequently prompted for a password.
If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter."
The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.
Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one).
Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer.
The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.
or
If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further.
This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer.
Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears.
Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system.
Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter."
Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter."
Restart your computer and let it boot up normally.
Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly.

Jun 18, 2013 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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How do I fix ntldr is missing


First make sure there are no disks in any of the drives cd and usb
Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.


Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.


Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32


New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.

Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.


Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable

Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.


Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no
CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA

if ita flat 40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail.
Being a Laptop Sata should only apply


The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty


Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections


Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


also


When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer.


A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system.

This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR.


Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.


Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.


Restart your computer.

When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup."


Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive.

Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt.


However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup.


Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive.

Then reboot your computer.


After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear.

After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation.


The screen will appear black.

The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter."


If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different.

You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in.


You are subsequently prompted for a password.

If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter."


The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one).


Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer.

The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.



or




If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further.


This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.

Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer.

Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears.


Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system.

Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter."


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter."


Restart your computer and let it boot up normally.

Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly.


Hope this helps





Nov 10, 2012 | Gateway Solo 9300 Notebook

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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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Please help!! my dell latitude d620 fails to boot displaying: YVFXP is compressed press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. When i do this it jus does the same thing.


Ifyou have compressed the hard disk drive using the Compress drive to save disk space option under the Propertiesmenu for your hard disk drive and have performed a non-destructive recovery ora system recovery, the following error message may appear: NTLDR is compressed. Press CRTL-ALT-DEL to restart. This error message is resolved byfollowing these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP CD drive onthe computer and restart the computer. 2. Press F12 when the computer firststarts, then select CD-ROM, click any key to boot into windows startup. 3. When you get to the install windowsXP screen: 4. Press Rto repair the Windows XP installation using Recovery Console. 5. Enter the appropriate number for theWINDOWS installation, for example, the WINDOWS installation could be listed as 3:C:\WINDOWS or 3: D:\WINDOWS . 6. If prompted, enter yourAdministrator password and press Enter . If there is no password, justpress Enter . 7. At the prompt, if the WINDOWSinstallation you selected in Step 4 was C:\WINDOWS, type: cdc:\ Or, if theWINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was D:\WINDOWS, type: cdd:\ 8. At the prompt, type: attrib-c ntldr and thenpress Enter . 9. At the prompt, type: exit 10.Press the Enter key and immediately remove all discs or diskettes from thecomputer to allow the computer to restart.

Mar 05, 2011 | Dell Latitude D620 Notebook

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Ntldr is missing


Missing NTLDR fix
Windows xp pro.
Windows will not boot and you get a disk read error
NTLDR is missing

To repair this you will need your windows installation cd.
Step 1. insert windows installation cd and restart the computer.
Step 2. press any key to boot from cd.
Step 3. after the files load press r to repair windows. This will open the recovery console.
Step 4. You will see the Windows file... 1: C:\Windows -- Press 1 and enter
Step 5. Type administrator password if you use one and press enter.
Step 6. go to the directory that your installation cd is in... mine is D so type D; and hit enter
Step 7. type cd i386
Step 8. copy ntldr c:\
Step 9. Your done. Now type exit , remove the installation cd, and restart your computer

Jan 10, 2011 | MSI Wind U100-030US Laptop

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When i try to start up my laptop, i get a black screen that says "NTLDR" is missing" and "press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" when I restart it, the same screen just reappears. I've also tried pressing F11 to...


The file can be copied from different computer using the same operating system and same version..It can only be done if you can hook up your hardisk from that computer and make it as slave...go to search file and search for the NTLDR file and its directory. copy the file and save it to the same directory of your hardisk slave. If file copying is successful, disconnect your hardisk from that computer and connect it to your laptop, then try to boot.

If that did not work, you can repair your missing file by running your windows installer. Make your cd rom as first booting device and run the setup of windows, when prompted, press F8.. follow some instructions. After searching previous windows system press R key to repair the system.. The set up will restart your unit once its complete.

i hope i help you with this...

much appreciated if you rate this solution..thnaks.

May 29, 2010 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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When starting up the screen says NTLDR is missing


hello, this is a sign of corrupt OS the quick fix for this would be to restore to factory default. DO this;
1: power off the netbook by holding down the power button.(wiat 5 seconds)
2: Make sure the netbook is plugged into power outlet and not just running on battrey.
3: Turn on the netbook by pressing power button, and quikly press "ALT+F10" key ( or hold "ALT" key down and press F10 repeatidly)
4: This should bring up factory restore section allowing you to restory the netbook back to factory defaults.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Amar Sondhi

Jan 24, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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


NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart hmm..there's still no effect even if i press Ctrl+Alt+Delete..what should i do?

Aug 28, 2009 | ASUS Eee PC 1000H Laptop

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I get ntldr is missing on my netbook, help in simpliest of terms


Hi,
Pressing Ctrl, Alt and Del just restarts the computer.
"ntldr" is a windows boot file which has become corrupt and unreadable causing the computer to loop on boot up.
As far as i know that laptop does not have a CD/DVD drive so you can't fix the problem unless you have a external CD/DVD drive and a recovery CD.
Is the netbook still under warranty? If so take advantage of that and send it in for Acer to deal with.
If not you will need a recovery CD or Windows install disk, an external hard drive and some patience.
If you need anymore help or advice please post back.


Good luck.

Aug 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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NTLDR compressed


Try the following
Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the optical (CD or DVD) drive and restart the notebook.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD , press any key on the keyboard.
Once in the Welcome to Setup screen, press the R key to repair Windows.
Press the 1 key and then press Enter .
Type the Administrator password at the prompt.
Type the following commands in order
cd\
ren ntldr ntldr.old
expand d:\i386\ /f:ntldr
exit
Remember to press enter after every command
Now your computer will restart, and check if the problem cures

Nov 24, 2008 | Dell Precision M60 Notebook

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