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June 26, 2004 7:29:25 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi

Hope someone can help me with this question as i am in a
bad situation.

I have just upgraded my computer form Windows 98 to
Windows 2000. I installed everything correctly and it was
working fine last night.

However when i tried to boot my system up this morning the
following message appeared

Verifying DMI Data Pool

NTLDR is missing

Press an key to restart

I press a key and then message is displayed again.

How do i get past this as i cannot access Windows, the
computer will not go no further than this stage.

I would appreciate as much help as possible

Thank You
James

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Anonymous
June 26, 2004 3:40:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Have you checked your floppy drive. This is the error message you'll get if
you try to boot from a disk formatted on NT/2000/XP/2003.

Oli


"James" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:21bc401c45b68$73cfef70$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> Hope someone can help me with this question as i am in a
> bad situation.
>
> I have just upgraded my computer form Windows 98 to
> Windows 2000. I installed everything correctly and it was
> working fine last night.
>
> However when i tried to boot my system up this morning the
> following message appeared
>
> Verifying DMI Data Pool
>
> NTLDR is missing
>
> Press an key to restart
>
> I press a key and then message is displayed again.
>
> How do i get past this as i cannot access Windows, the
> computer will not go no further than this stage.
>
> I would appreciate as much help as possible
>
> Thank You
> James
June 26, 2004 3:40:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Oli thank you for your quick reply

How do you mean "floppy drive" there is no disk in it if
that is what you mean.

Is there anyway i can get around this so that i can access
Windows
James

>-----Original Message-----
>Have you checked your floppy drive. This is the error
message you'll get if
>you try to boot from a disk formatted on NT/2000/XP/2003.
>
>Oli
>
>
>"James" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:21bc401c45b68$73cfef70$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> Hope someone can help me with this question as i am in a
>> bad situation.
>>
>> I have just upgraded my computer form Windows 98 to
>> Windows 2000. I installed everything correctly and it
was
>> working fine last night.
>>
>> However when i tried to boot my system up this morning
the
>> following message appeared
>>
>> Verifying DMI Data Pool
>>
>> NTLDR is missing
>>
>> Press an key to restart
>>
>> I press a key and then message is displayed again.
>>
>> How do i get past this as i cannot access Windows, the
>> computer will not go no further than this stage.
>>
>> I would appreciate as much help as possible
>>
>> Thank You
>> James
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
June 26, 2004 4:21:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

OK, so it looks like there's something wrong with the boot environment. I
just mentioned the floppy thing because it's a common cause of that error
message.

There's a knowledge-base article that describes how to troubleshoot your
problem.

HOW TO: Troubleshoot the "NTLDR Is Missing" Error Message in Windows 2000

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318728

I would skip the bit about the BIOS, as you could make things worse. Jump
straight to the "Use a Boot Disk..." section. You might need to do some
fiddling with the boot.ini file on the floppy, especially if you've
installed Windows to a second partition or a second hard disk.

Hope this helps

Oli


"james" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Oli thank you for your quick reply
>
> How do you mean "floppy drive" there is no disk in it if
> that is what you mean.
>
> Is there anyway i can get around this so that i can access
> Windows
> James
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Have you checked your floppy drive. This is the error
> message you'll get if
>>you try to boot from a disk formatted on NT/2000/XP/2003.
>>
>>Oli
>>
>>
>>"James" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:21bc401c45b68$73cfef70$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> Hope someone can help me with this question as i am in a
>>> bad situation.
>>>
>>> I have just upgraded my computer form Windows 98 to
>>> Windows 2000. I installed everything correctly and it
> was
>>> working fine last night.
>>>
>>> However when i tried to boot my system up this morning
> the
>>> following message appeared
>>>
>>> Verifying DMI Data Pool
>>>
>>> NTLDR is missing
>>>
>>> Press an key to restart
>>>
>>> I press a key and then message is displayed again.
>>>
>>> How do i get past this as i cannot access Windows, the
>>> computer will not go no further than this stage.
>>>
>>> I would appreciate as much help as possible
>>>
>>> Thank You
>>> James
>>
>>
>>.
>>
!