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NTLDR is missing is displayed when i turn on the computer

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The "NTLDR is missing", error displays very shortly after the computer is first started; after the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete. Windows XP might only initially load when the NTLDR error message appears. Causes of this error message include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors, an outdated BIOS, and damaged or loose IDE cables.
Get more help and information for Windows XP hope this helps you.

Posted on Mar 07, 2011

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Hope this site can help:

http://www.tech-pro.net/howto-fix-ntldr-is-missing.html

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 01, 2011

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Understand the causes of missing NTLDR errors. One of the most common reasons for an NTLDR-based startup error occurs when Windows XP attempts to start from a hard drive that isn't set up to launch Windows XP. For example, you may encounter an NTLDR error if you attempt to boot from an improperly formatted Windows XP startup disk. These errors may also be caused by corrupt, missing hard drive data and loose hardware cables.

  • 2Click the Start menu button in the lower left-hand corner of the Windows XP screen. Select "Restart" to reboot the PC.
  • 3Check that the computer's optical media drives are empty. A major cause of NTLDR errors is when a non-startup disk is in the CD slot and Windows XP attempts to launch from it.
  • 4Insert the Windows XP installation disk. Restart the computer. Press any key on your keyboard during the startup process to launch the installation setup screen. Press the "R" key on your keyboard when the Windows XP Setup screen appears. This launches the Windows XP Recovery Console program and a screen in which you can type command prompts.
  • 5Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" (without quotation marks) in the command prompt window, then press the Enter key on your keyboard. Type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" (without quotation marks), and press the Enter key again. The Windows XP Setup software will detect and replace any NTLDR software files that may be missing or corrupt.
  • 6Press the "Y" key on your keyboard if the Windows XP Setup software asks for permission to rewrite and replace the files in Step 5.
  • 7Eject the Windows XP installation disk by pressing the Eject button on the front of your computer. Type "exit" (without quotation marks) in the command prompt window to close the Setup software, then press the Enter key on your keyboard to restart the PC. Windows XP will now launch without missing NTLDR errors.
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    halbrook

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    SOURCE: whenever i switch on my system, it displays NTLDR MISSING.

    looks like you have a corrupted MBR, this will fix the problem if its MBR
    1. boot to Windows XP CD
    2. Choose the Recovery Console
    3. Type your admin username
    4. Type your admin password if you have one set
    5. Type Fixmbr

    then restart and remove CD

    10. Load windows !

    11. Enjoy !

    Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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    SOURCE: when i boot hte computer the ntldr is misssing???

    you might have accidentaly deleted th ntldr boot application. one way to solve this without formating your harddrive is; take out your harddrive and put it in to the computer as a slave drive with same operating system and copy the ntldr file. this file actually located at the C:\ drive and is actually hidden. just tick all show hidden file under folder options then VIEW TAB inorder to view and copy this file to your harddrive. once done, take our your harddrive and set again the jumper settings to Master then put it in to your computer. power on the computer and it should be working after this procedure. Else fails, you need to use the recovery disk that came with the system and restore the computer back to its factory setings.

    thanks and have a good day!

    If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/elixirjose_00375ea24bd8141b

    Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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