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Ntldr is missing

XP won't boot off the hard drive all of a sudden.  When I put in my Dell Windows XP cdrom, it won't even come up to where I can see it, even if I take the hard disk out of the BIOS bootlist, leaving only the CD in the bootlist.  So I can't reinstall even if I wanted to because I can't bring up the programs on XP cdrom.  Just keeps getting the same 'ntldr is missing.
But for some reason, if I put my Ubuntu Linux cd in and change the bootlist so the hard disk is NOT in the list (only the cd is), it will boot off that Ubuntu CD.  So I installed Ubuntu right beside my Windows install (in a different partition).  Ubuntu worked fine.  I can move all around on that disk and I can even see my Windows files and update or delete or change them using Ubuntu.  But, when I shutdown Ubuntu and tried to reboot it, it would not do so, even after I changed the BIOS to boot off the hard disk.  So I can't boot Windows or Ubuntu off that hard disk.  Is my MDB toast?  What to do?

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  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    XP won't boot off the hard drive all of a sudden. When I put in my
    Dell Windows XP cdrom, it won't even come up to where I can see it,
    even if I take the hard disk out of the BIOS bootlist, leaving only the
    CD in the bootlist. So I can't reinstall even if I wanted to because I
    can't bring up the programs on XP cdrom. Just keeps getting the same
    'ntldr is missing.

    But for some reason, if I put my Ubuntu Linux cd in and change the
    bootlist so the hard disk is NOT in the list (only the cd is), it will
    boot off that Ubuntu CD. So I installed Ubuntu right beside my Windows
    install (in a different partition). Ubuntu worked fine. I can move
    all around on that disk and I can even see my Windows files and update
    or delete or change them using Ubuntu. But, when I shutdown Ubuntu and
    tried to reboot it, it would not do so, even after I changed the BIOS
    to boot off the hard disk. So I can't boot Windows or Ubuntu off that
    hard disk. Is my MDB toast? What to do? can u end me the program 2 at
    : [email protected]

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I work For Comapq and Hp computers and can understand your issue...
when ever we get the issue like Ntldr is missing ..
we perform the recovery on the computer, in all HP and Compaq computers we have a recovery partition on the d: drive so for xp we can just restart the computer and keep on tapping f10 on the keyboard and for Vista we can restart the pc and keep on tapping F11 on the keyboard and we can reload operating system back on the computer...that too without and disk..
And if we have any other brand computer then can reload Operating system with XP or Vista disk.
Good Luck !

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U need one special program who makes works same with xp and ubuntu..When i find it i will post for u ok?

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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Seems your MBR is damage. but you can repair it if only you can boot in windows cd and entering in the recovery console.

To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1.    Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2.    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.    If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4.    When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.    At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.

FIXMBR  C:
FIXBOOT  C:
COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTLDR  C:\
COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTDETECT.COM  C:\
BOOTCFG  /rebuild


6.    To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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