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NTLDR is missing Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart


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I am by no means a beginner at this... but I'm not much for bois. My friends laptop he got for free off another friend (smart deal) is a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista Basic and it just recently began freezing on him as an omen to a much bigger problem. Theres no operating system on the hard drive, ive proven that. I can turn the laptop on and after a few bios screens is gives me "NTLDR is missing Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". I do not know how to fix this but I do somewheat know what it means. I need a soloution to this fast because he says hes going to throw this poor laptop away the next time he gets it back and it isnt fixed. And i know this is a mortal sin to microsoft. And sorry about my grammar, it's late. Oh, and one more thing, after the laptop sits on the NTLDR is missing Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart screen for a while, the speakers begin making scratching sounds, and in all my years of working with computers, ive bever heard this before.
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Theres no operating system on the hard drive, ive proven that.

Why do you think there's no OS? It appears the laptop disagrees! :)

NTLDR belongs strictly to Windows. Nothing in bios is related to NTLDR, so if you're seeing this error, then the laptop is trying to boot to Windows... or some form of it.

If the laptop came with Vista preinstalled, there's a good chance there's a recovery partition on the hard drive. What model number is the laptop.
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well, ivetaken the hard drive out and plugged it into another computer, it has nothing on it, thats why i say it has no operating system. and the model... [bleep] ill just put everything there is about this laptop here

Toshiba Satellite running Windows Vista Basic
Intel Pentium Dual Core
Ont the bottom is says: Satellite A135-S2276
Part no. PSAD6U-00R00D

I think thats all you'll need, if not then let me know, Id like to get this thing fixed before friday... >_>
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Well, NTLDR is a Windows file so there must be something on the hard drive, or there's a corrupt windows CD in the CD drive and the computer is trying to read from that. Whatever the case, the computer is trying to boot from something that it recognizes as belonging to Windows.

If you're sure there's no OS on the hard drive, then you should probably reformat it and reinstall the OS. Not much more you can do. If the computer has a valid Vista license on the sticker on the bottom of it, then you can even borrow a Vista disk (the same type OS... Home, Ultimate, Business, etc) and use the license number to reinstall and register.
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well thats the whole problem, the computer wont read the disc like it was doing perfectly before. or was it because my friend was using an illegal copy of vista on a burnt DVD? i can pop a CD in and it wont read it.. i cant even get into setup before it shows NTLDR is missing Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart
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If you're using an illegal CD it's probably why you're getting the error. You need to get a valid Vista CD if you want to load it.
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what would be the next case if it isnt the disk? what do i do in the meantime without it?
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As stated, an NTLDR error is a Windows error. There is nothing on the laptop that can cause it. There nothing in Bios that can cause it. It only happens when Windows is trying to load. NT = New Technology, LDR = Loader... all coined by Microsoft. Nothing to do but get a valid Vista disk.
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I have a new error message... heres what it says:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright © 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139 (X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.17 (051202)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
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what the [bleep] is this now?
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Seems it's related to the hard drive or something to do with the motherboard. Several POSTS on Google about it. Some say to check cables, but since this is a laptop, then there is no cable for the HDD. Maybe the motherboard connector is damaged.
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You know, if you know everything why the [bleep] don't you tell me how the [bleep] to fix this god damned piece of [bleep] laptop and stop sucking nutsack and beating pussy around the [bleep]ing question, "How do I fix it?" All you do is [bleep]ing trivia and I'm [bleep]ing sick of it. What are you looking for? A [bleep]ing tip cuz it aint happening. If you have anything good to say, say it now, if not shut the [bleep] up and leave the god [bleep] thread to someone who knows how to explain fixing it.
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Ok.
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