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Missing NTLDR

  • Configuration
  • Partition
  • Ntldr
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
September 22, 2011 12:25:48 PM

I have windows xp pro and it corrupted the boot partition. When I restart the computer is says missing ntldr. My cd has option to repair from recovery console but I cannot log on. It goes directly to C:>.
The partition of the file is fat.
How could I repair. Please help..Thanks


More about : missing ntldr

September 22, 2011 4:15:13 PM

What do you mean it goes directly to C: drive? It's cmd , it goes where you "tell it" to go!
Or do you have some administrator restrictions or something ?

Once the Windows XP cd loads, press the R key to go to recovery console.
Choose Windows installation (usually by pressing 1)
The password is required. If you have a password then write it, if you don't have a password then just press enter
The cmd will appear.
U have to use some commands to copy the ntldr and ntdetect from the Windows cd to the PC.
U have to type in cmd the following:

copy E:\i386\ntldr c:\ and press enter
copy E:\i386\ c:\ and press enter

(E if that's your cd drive, if not use your cd drive letter)

In some cases the error consists of a bad boot.ini also. If that's the case you will eventually have to edit it...
Keep in touch... Good luck! :hello: