Getting an error message after defragmenting Windows server 2003

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I defragmented my hard drive and now I can not boot into Windows server 2003. I am being told my NTDLR is missing. What can I do?

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This problem may occur if the basic input/output system (BIOS) on your computer is outdated, or if one or more of the following Windows boot files are missing or damaged:
Ntldr
Ntdetect.com
Boot.ini
Verify that the BIOS on your computer is current, and then use one or more of the following methods, as appropriate to your situation:-

1. Verify That the BIOS on the Computer Is Current
2. Make sure that the latest revision for BIOS is installed on the computer. Contact the
computer manufacturer to inquire about how to obtain, and then install the latest BIOS
update that is available for the computer. (Hope u have this)

A: Use a Boot Disk to Start the Computer

1. Create a Windows 2003 boot disk that contains the following files:
Ntldr
Ntdetect.com
Boot.ini
Ntbootdd.sys

2. Modify the Boot.ini file to point to the correct hard disk controller and to the correct
volume for your Windows installation.
3. Insert the boot disk and restart the computer.
4. Copy the Ntldr file, the Ntdetect.com file, and the Boot.ini file from the boot disk to the
system partition of the local hard disk.

B. Use the Recovery Console

1. Use the Windows 2003 Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows 2003
CD-ROM to restart the computer.
2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows 2003 installation.
3. Press C to repair the Windows 2003 installation by using the Recovery Console.
4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair,
and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER.
5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM
drive that contains the Windows 2003 CD-ROM.
7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is
the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of
a. copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\
b. copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

NOTE: In these commands, there is a space between the ntldr and c:\, and between
ntdetect.com and c:\.
8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: type c:\Boot.ini

C. Use the Windows 2003 CD-ROM

1. Insert the Windows 2003 CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and start Windows 2003 Setup.
2. On the Welcome to Setup page, press R.
3. On the Windows 2003 Repair Options page, press R.
4. When you are prompted to select one of the repair options, press M.
5. Press the UP ARROW, press the UP ARROW again, to select Verify Windows 2003 system files, and then press ENTER to clear the selection.
6. Press the DOWN ARROW to select Continue (perform selected tasks), and then press ENTER. The following message appears:
You need an Emergency Repair disk for the Windows 2003
installation you want to repair.
7. Do one of the following, as appropriate to your situation:
* If you have an Emergency Repair Disk, follow these steps:
1. Press ENTER.
2. Insert the Emergency Repair Disk into the computer’s floppy disk drive, (if u have) and then press ENTER. or use boot disk
3. Follow the instructions to repair the installation, and then restart the computer.
-or-
* If you do not have an Emergency Repair Disk, follow these steps:
1. Press L. You receive a message similar to the following:
Setup has found Windows 2000 in the following folder:
drive:\WINNT “Microsoft Windows 2003″
2. Press ENTER.
Setup examines the disks, and then completes the repair process.

NOTES: Before u doing anything you have to take fuly back up your data.This is the best defense against data loss, and it must be a part of any disaster recovery plan.

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“NTDLR is missing” error message indicates a corrupted system file or Operating System file. The best remedy for this problem is to reinstall or repair the entire Operating System. You can do the system repair by inserting the original operating system installation CD and properly install the operating system.

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