ntldr missing

  stourry 10:21 27 Aug 2005

can anyone help my daughter has a warning last night memory full so she removed lots of programmes from her system but problem remained on re-booting system stopped at boot up saying ntldr missing.
she has sempron 2200 512 mb ddr 2700,8gb h/d win xp pro has anyone come across thsi problem.I have advised her to re-install win if she can by changing bios to boot from cd rom she knows she needs a larger h/d and will get when money permits
thanks in advance for all assistance

  bremner 10:23 27 Aug 2005

Just to cover the obvious - she hasn't got a floppy disk in the drive has she.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:27 27 Aug 2005

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.

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

  stourry 00:44 28 Aug 2005

thanks and nothere was no disc in the floppy
we wilol try this and come bakc if all else fails
once gain help at hand when needed

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