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Anonymous
March 21, 2005 3:43:08 PM

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When I attempt to boot my computer it tells me "NTLDR is missing" I've done a
full format and everything but I'm stil having the problem. If anyoe could
help I would appreciate it!
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 3:43:09 PM

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If you don't have a floppy in the drive then you have a boot sector virus.
In order to clear this you have to, I believe, fdisk /mbr?

I'm not certain but its similar to that. You have to format the master boot
record as there is a virus that is infecting said MBR.
"Robmeister" <Robmeister@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> When I attempt to boot my computer it tells me "NTLDR is missing" I've
> done a
> full format and everything but I'm stil having the problem. If anyoe could
> help I would appreciate it!
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 3:50:48 PM

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This message may come up if you have a floppy disk in the
floppy drive when rebooting...

If the above is not the source of the issue, here's a few things to try.

Boot the system and start pressing F8, this should bring up a menu,
select "Last Known Good Configuration"

If that fails try the recovery console, assuming you
have a retail version or full OEM version of XP as opposed to the
manufacturer's recovery disks that don't have this option though they
might offer their own recover scenario.

Be sure your system is set to boot from the CD. If you are not sure, when
the system first boots you usually see message about how to enter setup or
something similar and tells you to hit a key, sometimes it's del, sometimes
it's esc, just hit the key. This takes you to the system bios, you need to
navigate to where the boot sequence is set, put the CD-ROM drive first in
line.

Place the XP CD in the drive, save your settings and exit. The system will
reboot and should boot from the CD. If you see a message to hit any key in
order to boot from the CD, do so, otherwise, assuming your system supports
it, the system should boot from the CD on its own as it can't find
an OS on the hard drive.

XP Setup will begin by examining your system, don't worry, just let it run,
it's just copying some files to a temp folder. Ultimately, you'll be
brought to a menu. Choose, "Repair a Windows XP installation using the
Recovery Console, press R.

You will be asked for an administrators password. This is not any of the
accounts you've created for XP. It's a hidden system account for which
users are asked only to create a password during setup. Most leave this
blank. If you left it blank, when asked for a password, just leave blank
and press enter.

At the command prompt type and press Enter key after each line as follows

COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C:\
COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:\

Then, type Exit at the command prompt to leave the Recovery Console, remove
the
XP CD and reboot.

If that fails, try a repair install as follows, again assuming you have an
actual XP CD:

NOTE, while a repair install should leave your data files intact, if
something goes wrong during the repair install, you may be forced to start
over and do a clean install of XP. If you don't have your data backed up,
you would lose your data should that eventuality occur.

Boot from the CD. If your system is set to be able to boot from the CD, it
should detect the disk and give a brief message, during the boot up, if you
wish to boot from the CD press any key.

Once you have pressed a key, setup should begin. You will see a reference
asking if you need to load special drivers and another notice that if you
wish to begin the ASR (Automatic Recovery Console) depress F2. Just let
setup run past all of that. It will continue to load files and drivers.

Then it will bring you to a screen. Eventually, you will come to a screen
with the option to (1) setup Windows or (2) Repair Windows Installation
using the Recovery console.

The first option, to setup Windows is the one you want and requires you to
press enter. When asked, press F8 to accept the end user agreement. Setup
will then search for previous versions of Windows. Upon finding your
version, it will ask if you wish to Repair your current installation or
install fresh. Press R, that will run a repair installation. From there
on, follow the screens.


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"Robmeister" <Robmeister@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BCDE1091-4391-4B36-975E-ADE51D5B08FB@microsoft.com...
> When I attempt to boot my computer it tells me "NTLDR is missing" I've
> done a
> full format and everything but I'm stil having the problem. If anyoe could
> help I would appreciate it!
Related resources
March 21, 2005 10:45:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi ... See if this website help

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm


"Robmeister" <Robmeister@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BCDE1091-4391-4B36-975E-ADE51D5B08FB@microsoft.com...
> When I attempt to boot my computer it tells me "NTLDR is missing" I've
> done a
> full format and everything but I'm stil having the problem. If anyoe could
> help I would appreciate it!
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 1:22:23 AM

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Hi

Try this:

Boot with your XP CD in the cd drive. Select 'To repair..' by pressing 'R'.
When in the Recovery Console type the following:

"copy X:\i386\ntldr C:\" - without the quotes. Where X is the letter of
your
CD drive and C is the letter of your system drive. Take the XP CD out
of the cd drive and reboot into XP normally:

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MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Robmeister" <Robmeister@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> When I attempt to boot my computer it tells me "NTLDR is missing" I've
> done a
> full format and everything but I'm stil having the problem. If anyoe could
> help I would appreciate it!
March 22, 2005 8:55:47 AM

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"Robmeister" <Robmeister@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> When I attempt to boot my computer it tells me "NTLDR is missing" I've
done a
> full format
<snip>

if you did a full format you now need to reload your OS...
your drive will be totally blank after doing a full format
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 11:04:36 AM

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In news:%23$RaVYtLFHA.132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
philo <philo@privacy.net> typed:

> "Robmeister" <Robmeister@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> news:BCDE1091-4391-4B36-975E-ADE51D5B08FB@microsoft.com...

>> When I attempt to boot my computer it tells me "NTLDR is
>> missing"
>> I've done a full format
> <snip>
>
> if you did a full format you now need to reload your OS...
> your drive will be totally blank after doing a full format


I missed the beginning of this thread, but that can't be his
problem. The "NTLDR is missing" message comes from Windows, and
he couldn't get it if he had a blank drive.

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Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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