NTLDR Missing 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.
For NTFS: 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
Here is the problem: it seems the only way to resolve this is to use the cd to boot. But the cd is not recognised when booting. I have a 10gb disc and a 160. The small one is so addled with virus/worms and dodgy programmes (it isn't mine I hasten to add) that I wanted to stick xp on the large one then move the good stuff off the small one.
Because the disc won't boot I stuck the large one as a slave and installed xp by accessing the disc through My Computer. I then took the original disc out and made this one the main disc.
same thing just happened to me this everning NTLDR missing???
problem was my bios had been altered/corupted??? dont now how but on entering the bios and checking the settings found that some had been altered and that i had lost my sata drive with operating system on.. enabled that and all ok again : )
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