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Rebooting Every time I try to reboot, I get a message "NTLDR is missing" and I cannot reboot except by pushing on escape and then going through two more menu screens. Even then it will not always reboot. What is happening? Thanks!!

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Your boot registry has become corrupted. Reinstall windows from the disk, selecting the disk as master boot in boot up sequence in the bios settings. Goodluck and let me know if this resolved it for you.

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SEAGATE HARD DRIVE COMING UP WITH NTLDR 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.



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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 11, 2012 | Seagate Hard Drives

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I have lenovo g560 laptop with win XP OS and i get message like "NTLDR is missing" plz help me what i can do.?


reformatting your laptop will solve your problem, if you have your windows xp cd then you can easily fix it..

just reply if you have any question

Sep 04, 2012 | Lenovo G560 - 15.6 - 500GB - Black -...

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I want to upgrade my computer so I just purchased a maxtor 320 gb harddrive for my computer. I install the new harddrive and put the restore cd and choose the quick format. Computer reformat normally and...


Here are some solution that might help
Option 1 Do a fresh install, used the original Operating system CD
Option 2 Install Norton ghost 2010 or Acronis Migrate on your OLD HDD and make your new HDD as Slave then Clone your Old HDD to the new one..

i hope it help.

Jun 15, 2010 | Hard Drives

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What will happen to the hard drive in power failure?


Power failure as in whole house power failure? Or the computer's power supply failure?
Whole house failure, nothing, the computer will shut off and require rebooting, at which time you may receive a message the computer was not properly shut down, just continue as normal.
Computer power supply failure, same thing, nothing, except the computer will not reboot as the power supply has failed.

Jun 15, 2010 | Seagate U6 (ST340810A) 40 GB Hard Drive

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Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD SATA Hard Drive Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR could this be bad drive installed xp a couple times now works ok but when i shut it off Couldn't find NTLDR comes up


Yes it looks like a Hard drive problem.
This error means that NTLDR is missing somehow from your computer,hard disk problem usually or virus.
You can go to that page and follow the instructions exactly as he says and will not have to install windows over and over again
http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

Jan 02, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD SATA...

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Missing NTDRL


best thing to do is take out ur hard disk n copy the ntldr file from other workin system.
 u can find this ntldr in c:\. to see it go to folder option-- view-- check show all hidden files and uncheck hide protected oprating system files. in c;| u ll find ntldr. copy it in ur hard disk n boot.. it ll work... 

Mar 18, 2009 | Compaq Hard Drives

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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.

Feb 17, 2009 | Western Digital Scorpio WD800UE 80 GB Hard...

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Keep getting a NTLDR is missing when I try to install an operating system


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318728

This has some information for troubleshooting NTLDR problem.. if you still need help feel free to post here

Jun 15, 2008 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160...

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NTLDR Message during start-up.


NTLDR is the NT Kernal loader ... use your XP cd and go to the repair funcrion then run fixboot and fixmbr

Apr 07, 2008 | Hard Drives

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Missing or corrupt \system32\hal.dll


You didn't need to replace the hard drive if there is a missing NTLDR file, it just means that the boot sector is missing or corrupt. You can fix it by putting in your WinXP CD, and choosing REPAIR.(This is known as the Recovery Console and it's in DOS just to warn you...) Then you can type the following at the dos prompt: fixmbr - Fixes corrupt master boot record fixboot - Fixes corrupt boot sector bootcfg /rebuild - Fixes corrupt or missing boot.ini

Mar 28, 2007 | Western Digital Scorpio WD800UE 80 GB Hard...

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