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NTLDR is missing


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Hey guyz recentley i formated my hard drive and began installing windows. The setup had finished reformating my hard drive and moved on to copying setup files for windows,at aroun 96% it stoped and the computer turned off. After trying countless times to reinstall just after the bios screen an error comes up and displays
NTLDR is missing
press "ctrl", "alt" ,"delete" to reset.
I dont know what is casuing it so i took the hard drive to a mates house and reformated it there as a secondary hard drive. As a secondary the hard drive still runs perfect but when i returned it to my computer or put it as main on both computer the error message came up again.
HELP NEEDED GUYZ :tazz:
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Try some of the solutions found here:
NTLDR is missing
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I would try taking out all the non-essential components of your computer. Only things you really need is video (take out the AGP video card if you have onboard video spot), CD-ROM and primary hard drive. Everything else can be added one-by-one after windows is installed correctly to help you narrow down the problem.

Good luck and post back the details.

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*Edit: Early morning, pre-caffeine, typos corrected :tazz: *

Edited by Fenor, 01 October 2005 - 09:10 AM.

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if your friend is running the same OS, you could try copying over his NTLDR file to your drive. leave it at the root C:\ and try booting again.
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try doing a repair install of windows, basically boot from your xp cd and follow all the steps as if you were going to start over, but don't format the drive. when it recognizes your current install of windows...choose the r option

your MBR probably got corrupted so if you get this to work y ou should run check disk from inside windows when it loads
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Just curious skate_punk_21, but I believe ntldr files are configured for each machine they are installed on, so I don't belive it would work copying the file from another machine unless they are exact machines.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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I agree with dsenette. Most likely from what you described the MBR got damaged/corupted. Before going for a repair, try typing R at the first screen when you boot from the xp cd, and use the commands FixMBR and Fixboot.

Edited by OwNt, 01 October 2005 - 05:20 PM.

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Guyz i dont know whats going on i tried installing windows on another spare hard drive that i have an i get a different error this time, invalid system boot disk or something like that, by the way the other hard drive has no os on it, it is completley blank
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Hello, -=Ac3=-.

Did you make sure the cable settings are right? Masster/Slave or CS? What is the exact error message now?
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Ok thanks guyz i really apreicated all the replies to this topic, i found out that the actually problem was the the xp cd was damages and therrfore not booting from cd rom, cheers thanks alot for the replies guyz, u guyz are the best :tazz:
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