ntldr still missing after troubleshooting fix

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Hi, I have been researching and troubleshooting this "ntldr is missing" error
for days now and i tried:
booting up using the windows xp cd and did a repair and copied the ntldr and
ntdetect.com from cd to HDD.
I still get the error "ntldr is missing - press any key to restart." when I
do press a key to restart It takes me to the boot options ie. safe mode, last
known....,normal.
I tried all of these options after the repair process and none were
successful.

Safe Mode starts to list files in \winnt\sytem32 and \winnt\system32\drivers
then stops listing the files and automatically reboots back to the ntldr
error.

Last Known Configuration and Normal boot options make it to the black
Windows XP loading screen then loads a few seconds then a blue screen flashes
very quickly then it reboots back to the ntldr error.

I can simply wipe the damn thing out and reinstall but I'd rather try to
solve this problem due to some important files I need. If we figure out how
to get booted up again believe me I'm going to start backing up my files more
often.

So if there's any very gifted individuals out there that can help me solve
this. your assistance will be highly appreciated.

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Try this: Boot to a Windows XP CD, then press "R" to enter the Recovery
    Console. Copy X:i386NTLDR & X:NTDETECT.COM (Where X is your CD drive) to C:

    Then Reboot


    "Brian Nicholas" <BrianNicholas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F06E7D67-FBF8-4F1F-BCBD-10FFE34E1177@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, I have been researching and troubleshooting this "ntldr is missing"
    > error
    > for days now and i tried:
    > booting up using the windows xp cd and did a repair and copied the ntldr
    > and
    > ntdetect.com from cd to HDD.
    > I still get the error "ntldr is missing - press any key to restart." when
    > I
    > do press a key to restart It takes me to the boot options ie. safe mode,
    > last
    > known....,normal.
    > I tried all of these options after the repair process and none were
    > successful.
    >
    > Safe Mode starts to list files in \winnt\sytem32 and
    > \winnt\system32\drivers
    > then stops listing the files and automatically reboots back to the ntldr
    > error.
    >
    > Last Known Configuration and Normal boot options make it to the black
    > Windows XP loading screen then loads a few seconds then a blue screen
    > flashes
    > very quickly then it reboots back to the ntldr error.
    >
    > I can simply wipe the damn thing out and reinstall but I'd rather try to
    > solve this problem due to some important files I need. If we figure out
    > how
    > to get booted up again believe me I'm going to start backing up my files
    > more
    > often.
    >
    > So if there's any very gifted individuals out there that can help me solve
    > this. your assistance will be highly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    "Brian Nicholas" <BrianNicholas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F06E7D67-FBF8-4F1F-BCBD-10FFE34E1177@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, I have been researching and troubleshooting this "ntldr is missing"
    > error
    > for days now and i tried:
    > booting up using the windows xp cd and did a repair and copied the ntldr
    > and
    > ntdetect.com from cd to HDD.
    > I still get the error "ntldr is missing - press any key to restart." when
    > I
    > do press a key to restart It takes me to the boot options ie. safe mode,
    > last
    > known....,normal.
    > I tried all of these options after the repair process and none were
    > successful.
    >
    > Safe Mode starts to list files in \winnt\sytem32 and
    > \winnt\system32\drivers
    > then stops listing the files and automatically reboots back to the ntldr
    > error.
    >
    > Last Known Configuration and Normal boot options make it to the black
    > Windows XP loading screen then loads a few seconds then a blue screen
    > flashes
    > very quickly then it reboots back to the ntldr error.
    >
    > I can simply wipe the damn thing out and reinstall but I'd rather try to
    > solve this problem due to some important files I need. If we figure out
    > how
    > to get booted up again believe me I'm going to start backing up my files
    > more
    > often.
    >
    > So if there's any very gifted individuals out there that can help me solve
    > this. your assistance will be highly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks

    I have seen bad ram and also a bad hard drive and/or corrupted files cause
    this. Boot from the CD to the recovery console and run chkdsk /p. Also go to
    www.memtest.org and get memtest86 and test the ram.

    Kerry
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

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


    "Brian Nicholas" <BrianNicholas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F06E7D67-FBF8-4F1F-BCBD-10FFE34E1177@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, I have been researching and troubleshooting this "ntldr is missing" error
    > for days now and i tried:
    > booting up using the windows xp cd and did a repair and copied the ntldr and
    > ntdetect.com from cd to HDD.
    > I still get the error "ntldr is missing - press any key to restart." when I
    > do press a key to restart It takes me to the boot options ie. safe mode, last
    > known....,normal.
    > I tried all of these options after the repair process and none were
    > successful.
    >
    > Safe Mode starts to list files in \winnt\sytem32 and \winnt\system32\drivers
    > then stops listing the files and automatically reboots back to the ntldr
    > error.
    >
    > Last Known Configuration and Normal boot options make it to the black
    > Windows XP loading screen then loads a few seconds then a blue screen flashes
    > very quickly then it reboots back to the ntldr error.
    >
    > I can simply wipe the damn thing out and reinstall but I'd rather try to
    > solve this problem due to some important files I need. If we figure out how
    > to get booted up again believe me I'm going to start backing up my files more
    > often.
    >
    > So if there's any very gifted individuals out there that can help me solve
    > this. your assistance will be highly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks
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