NTLDR

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I have a friend who paid to custom his computer, but the problem now is that everytime he turn on the computer, he get a massage say NTLDR IS MISSING, how can i solve this problem?
ASKED: November 23, 2005  11:46 AM
UPDATED: January 15, 2006  9:36 PM

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Odds are that there’s a floppy diskette in the A: drive.

Your friend should be able to eject it and boot normally.

Bob

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  • Jeffgibbs
    have your pal boot to recovery console and copy ntldr from the his windows cd
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  • Drahcster
    The hard disk's master boot record may have been corrupted or was infected by a boot virus or the NTLDR was moved to another location and the MBR could not find it. As jeffgibbs had suggested, have your friend boot to the recovery console and and copy from the Windows CDROM i386 folder the ntdetect.com and the ntldr files to the root of your system drive (usually c:) Type the following commands on the recovery console copy cdromdrive:i386ntldr c: copy cdromdrive:i386ntdetect.com c: Restart the computer. If it still doesn't boot to Windows, you may need to use the fixboot or fixmbr command from the recovery console. Use this only as a last resort. Hope this helps.
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  • Paul144hart
    Re: Floppy drive - check for a CDROM too, but most computers now will require a key stroke to boot off the CD
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  • Guardian
    You said customize, what where you customizing the OS installation or just a application. I liked the "check the floppy disk drive", check for the obvious first when trouble shooting. Anyway besides the custom installation (why did you do that in the first place). That message can mean alot of things (problems) actually. Just depends what is the extent. Sometimes when you add new hadware that does not have the recommended drivers, even might get the odd blue screen then after rebooting it disappears. But the best if all fails reinstall, i prefer a clean installation and clean environment, even after recover and backups (just wait for a proper time to reinstall everything)
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  • Brontvain
    that's the infamous NT loader you can copy that from any windows xp bootable cd, or from any computer running xp (by default it's set to not show windows protected file, enable it on My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View)
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