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NTLDR is missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by straycat, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. straycat

    straycat Flightless Bird

    After using the recovery CD's to re-boot my computer, I am left with the
    message, "NTLDR is missing. Use CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart computer". I am now
    in a vicious loop. How do I fix/replace this file?
    HELP
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    its not an uncommon problem.

    try the link below for some
    help on the subject.

    http://tinyurl.com/yamsdda

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    "straycat" <straycat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4DAB8BCD-B07B-4AE6-BA57-3B33B9A9AF27@microsoft.com...
    > After using the recovery CD's to re-boot my computer, I am left with the
    > message, "NTLDR is missing. Use CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart computer". I am
    > now
    > in a vicious loop. How do I fix/replace this file?
    > HELP
     
  3. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    traycat

    See the following
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320397
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    "straycat" <straycat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4DAB8BCD-B07B-4AE6-BA57-3B33B9A9AF27@microsoft.com...
    > After using the recovery CD's to re-boot my computer, I am left with the
    > message, "NTLDR is missing. Use CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart computer". I am now
    > in a vicious loop. How do I fix/replace this file?
    > HELP
     
  4. thecreator

    thecreator Flightless Bird

    Hi straycat,

    It is not missing at all. It is still there.

    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Edition E" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTOUT
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Edition G" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

    What is missing or that is changed, is located in Boot.ini file on your
    computer. The pointers for the operating system partition got changed.

    It is currently pointing to a partition that does not contain your
    operating system.

    You need to edit Boot.ini from MS-DOS or from your other operating
    system, if you dual-boot your computer.


    --
    thecreator




    "straycat" <straycat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4DAB8BCD-B07B-4AE6-BA57-3B33B9A9AF27@microsoft.com...
    > After using the recovery CD's to re-boot my computer, I am left with the
    > message, "NTLDR is missing. Use CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart computer". I am
    > now
    > in a vicious loop. How do I fix/replace this file?
    > HELP
     
  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 26, 2:10 pm, straycat <stray...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > After using the recovery CD's to re-boot my computer, I am left with the
    > message, "NTLDR is missing. Use CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart computer". I am now
    > in a vicious loop. How do I fix/replace this file?
    > HELP


    You should first boot your PC into the XP Recovery Console using a
    bootable XP installation CD or a bootable CD with the XP Recovery
    Console on it. This is not the same as any Recovey or System CDs that
    may have come with a
    store bought system.

    Here is how you can make a Recovery Console CD:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic276527.html

    When in the Recovery Console, rebuild your boot.ini file.

    Before rebuiling your boot.ini file, read these helpful articles:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291980

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477

    From the Recovery Console C:/WINDOWS folder, rename the current
    boot.ini file, then make a new one:

    cd \
    attrib -shr boot.ini
    ren boot.ini boot.ini.bak
    bootcfg /rebuild

    When bootcfg /rebuild asks for Load identifier enter whatever text is
    appropriate, such as:

    Windows XP Professional

    When it asks for load options enter:

    /fastdetect

    Press Enter.

    Here is additional information about how to start Recovery Console:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

    Here is additional information about the Recovery Console commands you
    will be using:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

    You can consider adding RC as a boot option to your system.

    A good idea (now that you have had this experience) is to create a
    bootable XP installation CD with the latest Service Pack already
    installed.
     
  6. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    HUH??

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    "thecreator" <thecreator@home.com> wrote in message
    news:uZfOpSsnKHA.5508@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi straycat,
    >
    > It is not missing at all. It is still there.
    >
    > [operating systems]
    > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition E"
    > /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTOUT
    > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition G"
    > /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
    >
    > What is missing or that is changed, is located in Boot.ini file on your
    > computer. The pointers for the operating system partition got changed.
    >
    > It is currently pointing to a partition that does not contain your operating
    > system.
    >
    > You need to edit Boot.ini from MS-DOS or from your other operating system, if
    > you dual-boot your computer.
    >
    >
    > --
    > thecreator
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "straycat" <straycat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4DAB8BCD-B07B-4AE6-BA57-3B33B9A9AF27@microsoft.com...
    >> After using the recovery CD's to re-boot my computer, I am left with the
    >> message, "NTLDR is missing. Use CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart computer". I am now
    >> in a vicious loop. How do I fix/replace this file?
    >> HELP

    >
    >
     
  7. rob18

    rob18 Flightless Bird

    1. You need to use Recovery Console of Windows XP.
    Method:
    You may only need to press R to enter the recovery console.
    After getting to the Microsoft Windows recovery console you will need to select the Windows installation you wish to log onto. Therefore press 1 if you wish to edit the primary Windows installation.
    After selecting the installation you will be prompted for the administrator password, enter the password exactly as you would in Windows. If you do not know the Windows administrator password you cannot enter the recovery mode.
    Finally after you have entered the password you will be at a MS-DOS prompt similar to the MS-DOS shell window you can get through Windows. However, you will also have access to many additional commands not found in standard MS-DOS mode.
    2. Copy Ntldr file to the original place in the system partition.
    Method:
    Please input "cd.." command and "Enter" to move to the system directory (C: drive).
    Then type in these commands :
    cd i386
    Copy ntldr C:
    Exit
     
  8. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    Grab this archive and create the bootable USB:

    XP_Emergency_Boot_Loader_on_USB.zip 526 KB
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ymnnz3ytzfe

    When your desktop loads, copy the file "ntldr"
    on the USB to the Windows drive (C:/).


    Web Sites:

    NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart
    http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

    How to fix "NTLDR is Missing" Computer Errors
    http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2005/12/ntldr-is-missing-press-any-key-to-restart/


    ju.c


    "straycat" <straycat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4DAB8BCD-B07B-4AE6-BA57-3B33B9A9AF27@microsoft.com...
    > After using the recovery CD's to re-boot my computer, I am left with the
    > message, "NTLDR is missing. Use CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart computer". I am now
    > in a vicious loop. How do I fix/replace this file?
    > HELP
     

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