ntldr is missing alt delete to start

  nonowtatall 20:29 28 Jan 2014

switched computer on yesterday and this came on ntldr is missing clt-alt-delete to restart i have tried all of this and nothing happens i am on xp pro my friend said try the bios but cannot get that open is there some way of repairing it i am on my friends laptop

  lotvic 21:16 28 Jan 2014

Is the problem pc also XP?

Check that you haven't left a cd, dvd, usb flash drive, SD card inserted, it maybe trying to boot from a non-bootable source.

Follow the troubleshooting steps explained on click here back on here when you've tried all 12.


  Terry Brown 09:46 01 Feb 2014

Does the Computer have more than one drive?

Chances are the boot order has changed and it is trying to start from a non-boot drive.

The solution is to get into the setup, normally by pressing a key at startup, the startup screen will tell you which key.

You can then change the boot order, or your BIOS may have a smart start option, this lists all the drives available and gives you about 4 seconds to select the drive you want to boot from.


  xania 09:47 13 Feb 2014

I had exactly the same problem. Here's how I resolved it. Insert the windows install cd and go through to recovery console. Type in the following commands:

copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\ copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

Reboot. If you now fine you are missing hal.dll

go back to recovery console and type in

bootcfg /rebuild, type Y in response to the first question and when asked to enter OS load options, type /Fastdetect

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