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Ntldr is required to boot. It sounds like your file system may be destroyed - this is rather serious!
If you have important files on the hard disk then buy another hard disk and re-install the Operating System onto the new hard disk (remove the old one).
When it is working, add the old hard disk and see if you can read it. If you have IDE hard disks you must set them both to Cable Select (CS) if they are on the same cable (or set one to Master MA and one to SLAVE SL).
If you don't have anything too valuable on the hard disk, then boot to your Recover CD that came with the system and see if there is a repair option.
Or take it into a local PC rrepair shop fi you are unsure about any of the above!
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Applies to: Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XPSymptoms
When you start your computer, you receive the error message "NTLDR is missing. Press any key to restart."Cause
The error message "NTLDR is missing" means that the Windows boot loader (NT Loader, NTLDR) cannot be found. This oftenoccurs when the computer tries to boot from a drive other than the one Windows is installed on, due to a change in the driveconfiguration or because you left a bootable disk in a removable drive. But it may also be because the NTLDR file has beencorrupted or deleted.SolutionCheck the boot drives
First, check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one thatcontains Windows.
If this does not resolve the problem, you will have to repair the NT boot loader.Fix NTLDR
The easiest way to fix the "NTLDR is missing" error is to use Spotmau PowerSuite.However, if your computer is using Windows XP and you have a Windows XP installation CD you may be able to boot from this anduse the Recovery Console to fix NTLDR manually instead.Use Spotmau PowerSuiteInsert the Spotmau PowerSuite CD and start the computer. The main menu will appear.
The tool will repair the file and report "NTLDR and NTDETECT have been recovered successfully."
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