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NTLDR is missing and so are all my files


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MalcolmReay

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Computer running XP. Power shut off in error. When re-booted, got the NTLDR is missing message. 4 days later, tried all the download fixes, Recovery Console did nothing. Gave up and installed new hard drive and re-installed XP. I can see the old hard drive but not the files, and the size is wrong. Using various software, I can see true size of drive (80GB) but cannot see or retrieve any files. Help!
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phoneman38703

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I'm currently having this problem on my son's pc. I've read dozens of threads and so far this is the best I've been able to come up with so far. Use a different PC with the same OS that your has, and format a disk. search for and copy to the floppy the following files: NTDETECT.COM, NTLDR, and BOOT.INI For boot.ini to work, the second PC needs to have the same basic hard drive type (IDE, etc). Goto this MS link for more detail http://support.micro...kb;en-us;325879
After I created this disk I can get my PC to boot up normally and XP seems to work fine. UNTIL I try to reboot then back to NTLDR missing. Good luck!
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