N/APosted on - 06/14/2011
My computer was hanging at a certain point and became unresponsive.
I could not restart it because it just was not responding to anything that i did. I therefore turned it off by pressing in the power button.
When i placed it back on, i got an error message saying:
I restarted my computer several times, but each time i still get the same error.
How can i solve this error without having to reinstall my operating system.
I have lots of valuable information, and I cannot lose.
Please see a picture of this error below.
NTLDR missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
Computer becomes unresponsive: NTLDR is missing error on bootup
You can fix this issue by using Windows Recovery Console. Here's a step by step procedure:
Make sure to set your computer in the BIOS to boot on CD/DVD first.
Put your XP installation CD and open your computer. Follow the instruction to boot from your XP installation CD.
Once done loading, you will see this image below:
From here, Press R
Once you press R, a prompt will ask you to choose the XP installation you want to use.
Choose what you want accordingly by entering the number corresponding to your installation and press Enter.
You will be taken to a command prompt and from there type in COPY D:I386NTLDR C: and press Enter then COPY D:I386NTDETECT.COM C: then press Enter. Note that D: is the drive letter of your disc drive so change it accordingly if needed.
Remove your CD and restart your computer.