NTL DR comes up when turning on pc?

  andy63walsh 11:31 13 Feb 2012

Hi. Above turns up and it says push ctrl alt and delete, but it just keeps coming up? Any ideas?

  northumbria61 11:52 13 Feb 2012

Several posts on it here enter link description here You haven't left a floppy or disc in a drive by any chance ?

  KRONOS the First 11:54 13 Feb 2012

Do you actually get "NTLDR is Missing" error? I am assuming you have XP as your operating system?

If so try this.

  1. Load Windows XP CD into CD drive.
  2. Make sure BIOS is set to boot to CD drive.
  3. Boot the computer from CD.
  4. At menu, press "R" to load Recovery Console.
  5. Select the installation to be fixed. *The following instructions assume CD-ROM is labeled as drive D and the hard drive partition the windows installation is on is labeled as drive C. Replace the letters accordingly.
  6. Type "COPY D:\i386\ntldr C:\" and press ENTER.
  7. Type "COPY D:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\" and press ENTER.
  8. Remove CD and type "EXIT" and press ENTER (to reboot your computer)
  northumbria61 11:54 13 Feb 2012

Sorry about Link - Type NTLDR missing in search box top right of screen.

  andy63walsh 12:01 13 Feb 2012

Will try that chronus. (not my pc, a mates)

  andy63walsh 18:04 13 Feb 2012

just couldn't get it to read the disk, so gave up, kept on trying stuff and in the end refitted new op sysyem, seems to be ok now. thanks though

  onthelimit1 18:20 13 Feb 2012

Interesting - if it couldn't read the disk, how did you install new OS?

  andy63walsh 06:26 14 Feb 2012

God knows, just kept playing, lol. Anyway now it saved docs etc in a file called windows.old, how do I get it all back into the main part again, i.e. my docs etc.

  KRONOS the First 06:33 14 Feb 2012

When are you going to mention the operating system? Is it XP? A solution may be different depending on the OS.

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