Message NTLDR is missing.

  mickeyfinagin 16:00 01 Feb 2008


tried to format my sons computer, but the message "NTLDR is missing" comes up
press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

but tries to boot up but same message comes up.
Running xp pro.
tried to boot from disk but Im not sure if i am doing it right.

  VoG II 16:07 01 Feb 2008
  johndrew 16:11 01 Feb 2008

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:21 01 Feb 2008

NTLDR Missing click here

If you have FAT32 partitions, it is much simpler than with NTFS. Just boot with a Win98 floppy and copy the NTLDR or NTDETECT.COM files from the i386 directory to the root of the C:\ drive.

Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair. Typically this will be #1 Enter in the administrator password when requested Enter in the following commands (X: is replaced by the actual drive letter that is assigned to the CD ROM drive) COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C\: COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:\ Take out the CD ROM and type exit

  mickeyfinagin 05:04 02 Feb 2008

stupid question-
I was thinking of putting a new hard drive into the pc, if I did this would the message go away.
My xp programme is not a legal one i found out a while ago, I now have a legal copy which i can install.
have tried to boot up from disc but does not work.

is new hard drive a good option.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:14 02 Feb 2008

Back up all your emails documents etc. to an external source.
No need to change the HDD.
Set the BIOS to boot from CD as first boot device and do a clean install with your new version of XP click here

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