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1. If you are getting NTLDR is missing definetly you are using windows XP
2. But in order to fix this problem you have to have a Windows XP CD
3. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
4. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
5. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
6. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
7. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
8. 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:\ Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
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sure there are no disks in any of the drives cd floppy and usb Computer is
booting from a non-bootable source.
hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME
computer that is using FAT32
disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
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
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.
from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
free connections and are not faulty
all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure
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
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
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
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"
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."
"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.
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.
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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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