I've searched thru here for some answers,but not certain as to the ones I've come across.. I have a fairly new PC built for me by a buddy, it's an AMD 64 3500+ 2.2 Ghz system, got 2 Sata Drives, with an MSI k8N Platinum MB..Here's my Quandry..
I can boot up normally everytime, but when I have an external USB Hard drive connected and reboot, it gives me the infamous "NTLR is Missing" error..
I turn off/disconnect the USB drive, reboot, and everything runs fine, and I then turn on the USB drive, and it operates the way it supposed to.. Only problems I have is that it happens everytime I leave the USB Drive connected and reboot I get the problem..I have to turn it off, reboot and then re-connect it.., or else the PC just keeps on telling me to hit ctrl-alt-del over and over again until I disconnect the USB drive and then reboot...
On the MSI website they have a USB Bios Update (dated 09/05; my Bios is 07/05 dated version) with very limited info as to what it's an upgrade for, except that it's an upgrade for some USB devices compatablitly issues..
I'm just curious as if I'll fix the problerm with this USB update, or if it may be something a bit more deeper in the system...Any pointers/help/advice/suggestions appreciated in advance..
For some reason, it's looking for a boot record on your USB. Disabling this option should solve the problem. Is there an OS on that USB drive? Don't forget in the boot menue, don't let it search for other boot up drives.
Check your boot order, the problem lies there, its hitting your USB first instead of your Sata's. The reason your getting the NTLDR is becuase there is no OS on the USB drive. so if you change the boot order in the BIOS it could fix the problem. There could be an error in the bios that the update would fix......try updating then change the boot order.
Nope, no OS on the USB drive, just Jpeg's, Zips, RAR's and some MP3's..Just a storage disk... My Boot order is Floppy 1st, CD 2nd, Hard drive 3rd, and everything else is disabled..I've gone in and disabled the floppy and the CD, making the Hard drive the only boot device, and I still get the NTLDR error if the USB Device is connected and on..I've got the file to flash the Bios with the updated USB compatability file, but now I guess I've got to go and get some new floppies..been so long since I've used floppies, all the ones I'm trying to format according to the flash instructions won't work......figures....Normal for me..Thanks for all the replies and advice..I'll get'r done..
If it does, I don't know anything about it..it's a:
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (MS-7025)
The manufacturer has a Live update utility for doing that stuff, but all it does is search for the drivers, bios and utility files which may need updating and provides me with the ability to download each individual one in a zip file, no built in update capability as far as I'm aware..The USB update file isn't even included in the live update, just as a "specific user" type of download for certain unidentified Manufacturer types of USB devices..No other info about the file.