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NTLDR is missing ??

Discussion in 'Software' started by pablo5150, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. pablo5150

    pablo5150 New Member

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    Hi
    could anyone please help me?
    when i start my computer an error message 'NTLDR is missing press CTL ALT DEL to restart' appears
    any suggestions??

    Thanks
    Pablo
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    It means that the Boot sector on the hard drive cannot be found.

    Do you have the Operating System CD?
     
  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Make sure there are no floppies, pen drives etc connected.
     
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  4. runiu

    runiu Nibble Poster

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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    The number of times I've seen this message and popped the floppy out of the drive...... :biggrin

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  6. pablo5150

    pablo5150 New Member

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    yeah i have the OS CD and have checked thefloppy,CD drive etc.
     
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  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Which OS? And which service pack? And most important - is the filesystem NTFS or FAT?

    If the OS CD is the only tool you have then try going into the recovery console (boot with the CD - install and 'R' when asked)

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  8. pablo5150

    pablo5150 New Member

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    Hi Harry
    The OS CD is WinXP Service Pack 1 the filesystem is NTFS
     
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  9. polo03

    polo03 New Member

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    Hi if you have access to any other xp computer you can copy the ntldr file from the c: drive to a floppy and use the floppy to boot the computer. Then copy the ntldr file to the c: drive then you should be ok.:twisted:
     
  10. pablo5150

    pablo5150 New Member

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    do i have to copy to the c: drive using dos i've tried in windows and it seems to put the file in the wrong place
     
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  11. hbroomhall

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    Er - how did you do this 'in windows'. By moving the drive to another machine?

    When you accessed the drive in windows did the filesystem seem OK? If so then it is possible that either boot.ini has got corrupted, or you added a drive to the system that caused boot.ini to be wrong.

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    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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  13. r.h.lee

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    pablo5150,

    Which operating system are you using?
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Boot.ini pointing to the wrong partition? Perhaps you've got a mirror, and your primary partition has failed?
     
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  15. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Read a bit further down the thread! :biggrin XP SP1

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