I am trying ti install win7 Home Pre on a formatted clean HD, I keep getting the NTLDR is missing message, even when booting from the DVD drive with the win 7 disc in the DVD drive. Would appreciate any help or ideas.
"on a formated clean HD, I keep getting the NTLDR is missing measage, even when booting from the DVD"
It's logical that there is no NTLDR on a clean drive.
Is this a full W7 dvd or an upgrade? an upgrade requires that a previous qualifying OS is installed. To do a clean install you leave it installed and choose custom instalation. Windows must be able to check that you qualify for the upgrade.
Just a thought if you are having issues with the DVD.....maybe try a USB Flash?
You can download the USB tool for free and copy your Windows 7 ISO to the USB. Complete instructions can be found here: http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool
I use USB flash drives all the time for OS install it works perfectly - lot faster and no DVDs to get scratched and damaged! :-)