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When my computer boot see: Press any key to boot from CD NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

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    will not read boot disc

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You cannot fix this without a Windows installation CD. Either borrow one from a friend or take the computer to a reputable local computer tech.

The usual fix is:

Make sure there are no discs in any of the drives, including the floppy drive if you still have one. If there are, remove the disc(s) and reboot the computer. If the drives are empty, set the BIOS to boot from the CD first. When you first start the computer you will see a message that says something like "Press F2 to enter Setup". Many computers also will say something like "Press F12 for a temporary boot menu". If you have that option, take it. Insert your Windows installation CD and, instead of Setup, take the immediate R for Repair. Assume any password requested is blank or, if you assigned a password to the built-in Administrator, enter that. Assuming your optical drive is D:\, type:

COPY D:\i386\ntldr C:\ [enter]
COPY D:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\ [enter] [a file that may also be missing] then rebuild the boot configuration boot.ini file by typing:
Attrib -H -R -S C:\boot.ini [enter] [if not found skip the next line]
DEL C:\boot.ini [enter]
BootCfg /Rebuild [enter]

When the process is finished, remove the Windows Installation disc and hopefully boot into Windows.

If this doesn't work,
your hard drive or other hardware components may have failed.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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If you have already taken a backup of your data or if you are ready to loose your data then I can give you steps to perform dell factory Restore which will bright your dell computer back to original settings when you first bought this computer.

If you are using Window XP then follow these steps:-
Turn off the computer by holding down the power button for 10 seconds>>Turn it on>>as soon as you see the dell Logo start pressing Alt+F11 so keep pressing ALT AND F11 together>>now you will have window xp recovery screen>>now follow the on screen instruction and click next and next and finally you will get your desktop back.

if you are using Window Vista or Window 7 for for these steps:-

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Turn off the computer by holding down the power button for 10 seconds

restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen

  1. Press the When my computer boot - downarrow.jpg(Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
  2. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
3. Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK

Now click on the last option dell emergency backup/dell factory restore

now follow the onscreen instruction and click next, next and fianlly you will have your desktop screen.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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SOURCE: ntldr is missing press ctrl alt del to restart cant install o/s

This problem may occur if the basic input/output system (BIOS) on your computer is outdated, or if one or more of the following Windows boot files are missing or damaged: Ntldr
Ntdetect.com
Boot.ini To resolve this issue, verify that the BIOS on your computer is current, and then use one or more of the following methods, as appropriate to your situation, to repair the Windows 2000 startup environment.
Verify That the BIOS on the Computer Is Current loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); Make sure that the latest revision for BIOS is installed on the computer. Contact the computer manufacturer to inquire about how to obtain, and then install the latest BIOS update that is available for the computer.
Method 1: Use a Boot Disk to Start the Computer loadTOCNode(3, 'summary');

  1. Create a Windows 2000 boot disk that contains the following files: Ntldr
    Ntdetect.com
    Boot.ini
    Ntbootdd.sys For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 301680 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301680/ ) How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows 101668 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/101668/ ) How to use a Windows boot disk to prevent boot failure
  2. Modify the Boot.ini file to point to the correct hard disk controller and to the correct volume for your Windows installation. For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 311578 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311578/ ) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows 2000
  3. Insert the boot disk into the computer's floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer.
  4. Copy the Ntldr file, the Ntdetect.com file, and the Boot.ini file from the boot disk to the system partition of the local hard disk.
Method 2: Use the Recovery Console loadTOCNode(3, 'summary');
  1. Use the Windows 2000 Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to restart the computer.
  2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows 2000 installation.
  3. Press C to repair the Windows 2000 installation by using the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 229716 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/ ) Description of the Windows Recovery Console
  5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows 2000 CD-ROM.
  7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article: copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\

    copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

    NOTE: In these commands, there is a space between the ntldr and c:\, and between ntdetect.com and c:\.
  8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: type c:\Boot.iniA list similar to the following list appears: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect If you receive the following message, the Boot.ini file may be missing or damaged: The system cannot find the file or directory specified.
  9. If the Boot.ini file is missing or damaged, create a new one. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Use a text editor, such as Notepad or Edit.com, to create a boot loader file similar to the following boot loader file: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 102873 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/102873/ ) Boot.ini and ARC path naming conventions and usage 301680 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301680/ ) How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows
    2. Save the file to a floppy disk as Boot.ini.

      NOTE: If you used Notepad to create the file, make sure that the .txt extension is not appended to the Boot.ini file name.
    3. Type the following command at the Recovery Console command prompt to copy the Boot.ini file from the floppy disk to the computer: copy a:\Boot.ini c:\
  10. Type exit, and then press ENTER. The computer restarts.

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SOURCE: computer wont boot

Hi buddy actually your window has become corrupt so either need to repair or reinstall the OS from your OS disk. To do this plz follow the below:

Is the CD-Rom you r using internal or external
if internal then --> You should go to (on boot)
hit delete key this gets you to the BIOS (some special machines use the F1 key) -->
look for boot sequence make CDROM first boot

When it boots up Reformat HDD to NTFS stay away from dos.
It should load all the way watch for first boot leave disc in.
you may be prompted to remove disc on last boot


I hope it will work and you will be able to enjoy.

Plz vote for me.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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NTLDR is missing


this is a very common 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.

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.
hope that it will be help full
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NTLDR is missing




Reference number: CH000465
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
Cause:
  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.
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http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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----Windows XP users Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password. 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.
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