Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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.
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Posted on Mar 07, 2011
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.
Posted on Mar 01, 2011
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
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.
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Posted on Apr 06, 2010
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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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