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Hi, i have windows xp home sp3 and turned my laptop on to get the ntldr is missing error, i have tried absolutley everything like using the windows install cd and the recovery cmd and have tried commands like fixboot, mbr rebuild or something like that and have tried copy from the cd to the harddrive using the copy i386 ntldr commands and most the other commands, i have also tried to do a repair install but nothing works. is there any other way?

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If it doesn't effect the operation of your computer than backup your Hard drive onto cd, another hard drive. It sounds like you will need to update the bios. If bios version is current, I would suggest backing up your files and drivers on to CD or HD, then format your HD and reinstall Windows if you have it. If not, take it to the local repair tech, should cost you $50.00.

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This file may be corrupted or deleted,u need to reinstall the OS ,it is the better way to stop viewing this error messages.it is rare case to handle this error without reinstalling the OS.

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How to fix a NTLDR is missing error


Fixes for NTLDR Errors
  1. Restart the PC. The NTLDR error could be a fluke.

  2. Check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD/BD) drives for media and disconnect any external drives. Often times, the "NTLDR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD, or external hard drive or flash drive.

    Note: If you find that this is the cause of your problem and it's happening a lot, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive with Windows installed is listed first.

  3. Check the hard drive and other drive settings in BIOS and ensure they are correct. The BIOS configuration tells the computer how to use a drive so incorrect settings can cause problems, including NTLDR errors.

    Note: There is usually an Auto setting for hard drive and optical drive configurations in BIOS which is usually a safe bet if you're not sure what to do.

  4. Restore the NTLDR and ntdetect.com files from the Windows XP CD. Restoring these two important system files from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.

  5. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will prevent the NTLDR error if the cause of the problem is a boot.ini file that is not configured properly for your Windows XP installation.

  6. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

  7. Repair the Windows XP master boot record. NTLDR error messages may also appear if the master boot record is corrupt.

  8. Reseat all internal data and power cables. NTLDR error messages could be caused by loose or malfunctioning IDE cables.

    Try replacing the IDE cable cable if you suspect it might be faulty.

  9. Update your motherboard's BIOS. Occasionally, an outdated BIOS version can cause the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

  10. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

  11. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch. While this will almost certainly resolve any NTLDR errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.

    If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.

  12. Replace the hard drive and then perform a new installation of Windows XP. If all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive.

Apr 06, 2012 | HP Pavilion 513n (P9850A#ABA) PC Desktop

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My computer is a HP compaq dc 7900. It doesn't start. It keeps on showint NTLDR is missing. What can I do to fix the mess ?


NTLDR is the small program that launches the kernel - the core of Windows. Without it nothing will work. If you have a Windows XP retail install disk you could do a Repair install - that would put back the NTLDR file. If you have just an recovery disk then the only way to fix your problem is to fully reinstall Windows using that disk. That will wipe everything so if you need to recover your files before wiping use a Linux Live-cd to copy them. One like
http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180

Aug 10, 2011 | HP Compaq DC7900 PC Desktop

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Error messages say: root32\hal.dll missing or corupt. :setup cannot copy file :fsusd.dll. :NTLDR is missing. : also i cannot use the safety mode. My computer is dell dimension 5100 os windows xp home


Hi,

Good day. Regarding this error that you have you its just a normal thing for Operating system such as windows xp to get corrupted. Most software do as well. What you need to do is to have your windows xp reinstalled on your computer or you might consider using another installer of windows xp if it continues to show the same error after you reinstall it in your system. Hope this information help you a bit in resolving your problem. Have a great day to you.

May 23, 2011 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Lost SP3 windows xp home edition version 2002 how do i get it back or do i need to I have automatic updates turned on when I look at programs beside it ,there no file size? also how do I fix error...


If you mean no file size showing up in "Add / Remove Programs"
thats because it's integrated / uninstallable but registered.

Error: 0x80070005, is that when you access "Microsoft Update"?

As for repairing SP3 Read more here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

and you probably have to go for option:
"Manually installing SP3 using the Microsoft Download Center or a CD"
Good Luck

Jul 18, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1620NX...

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NTLDR is missing


problem:nt device loader error message
Solution: Reinstall windows

Aug 02, 2009 | Compaq Evo D500 PC Desktop

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Error message NTLDR missing on formatted hard drive


You need to either reinstall windows, or take the hard drive out, hook it up as a spare drive to a working computer and copy NTDLR to the root of the laptop hard drive. It would be much easier to reinstall windows. You can always use the recovery portion of Windows, but if I were you I would just do a format and reinstall. NTDLR is just a startup file for Windows XP, that does not mean your hard drive is gone or anything. Please don't forget to rate!..Thanks

Jul 14, 2009 | Compaq Evo D500 PC Desktop

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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.
You can go to these sites to view solutions (to much to post here) Very easy to understand:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

May 22, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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CANT BOOT FOR REINSTALLATION OF XP, IT SEZ "NTLDR" IS MISSING, ALSO MENTIONS SOMETHING ABOUT THE HARD DRIVE NOT WORKING


If you have the OS disks try a repair first. Run the OS disk and choose the repair option rather than reformatting. That usually fixes ntldr issues.

Apr 30, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Replacing with harddrive 40GB


Did you simply swap hard drives? "Couldn't find NTLDR" basically means the PC cannot find any version of Windows installed because the boot file is missing. This could be because you have a CD in the drive or the hard drive is missing or broken.


If you put in a new hard drive to replace your older smaller one you need to reinstall Windows on that new 40GB drive or it just won't work. If you have some PC Tech friends they should be able to move the data which is tricky or help you out.

Mar 18, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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