How to troubleshoot NTLDR is missing error message?

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When I start my PC message coming as NLTDR is missing and stuck there.

Why is that?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #86858

How to troubleshoot NTLDR is missing error message?

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NTLDR or NT Loader is the boot loader of the Microsoft NT based Operating systems such as Windows NT, Windows XP and Windows server 2003.

If the file damaged or deleted it is unable to access the file system and therefore unable to boot.

To solve the problem you have to

  • Reinstall the Operating System Or
  • Recover the missing files

Using Recovery or Installation CD.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #86859

How to troubleshoot NTLDR is missing error message?

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To access the file system on the boot drive, NTLDR is used. If this file is missing, the OS will not be able to load, and so it will show any of the below error messages:

Reasons behind this:
 
• Non –bootable source is used to boot (such as new hard disk, CD etc)
• If any one of these is corrupted: Master/ Boot record, NTLDR or ntdetect.com file
• Problem in BIOS configuration.
Follow below method to rectify it:
• Ensure CD or DVD driver is empty
• If you have installed any new device, uninstall it and check if the problem has gone
• Enter to BIOS and check hard disk is available there. Also check the boot sequence.
• If you can’t see the hard disk from BIOS, check the hard disk and connecting cables.
• If still the problem is not solved, you better try to restore the missing file by using Windows XP installation CD or recovery."
 
Answered By 320 points N/A #86860

How to troubleshoot NTLDR is missing error message?

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I have tried all the stuff and still I could not complete.

I have he windows reinstallation CD. 

How could I use recovery console to recover files?

Answered By 0 points N/A #86861

How to troubleshoot NTLDR is missing error message?

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Follow the following steps to use the recovery console.

  • Insert the Windows CD and start the computer.
  • When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R.
  • Type a number corresponding to the Windows installation you wish to repair.
  • When prompted, type the administrator password and press Enter.
  • From the command prompt, copy NTLDR,BOOT.INI and NTDETECT.COM from the i386 folder of the CD to the root folder of the hard drive. In the example commands given below. Using DOS commands
  • Type bootcfg /rebuild and follow the instructions in the instructions. Type appropriate name for windows installation as load identifier (ex- Windows XP Pro) and select fast detect as load options.
  • Remove the Windows XP CD from the drive and restart the computer.

That's all.

You are ready to log in and use Windows XP again.

Answered By 0 points N/A #86862

How to troubleshoot NTLDR is missing error message?

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Dear Gamini,

  1. In order to recover the files you have to place Windows XP CD in drive and restart machine. Restart the Machine and enter to the BIOS using del or F1 key to change the Boot disk priority. Make sure you give the to priority to the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Message will prompt as press any key to boot from CD. Tap a key.
  3. Once welcome screen appears press R to go to the recovery console.
  4. You will prompt to enter the username and the password.
  5. Go to the C: drive by entering the DOS command cd
  6. Copy nltdr and ntdetect.com from CD to c: ( using command <cd drive letter>:i386nltdr  c:     and <cd drive letter>:i386ntdetect.com c:  )
  7. once you copied type bootcfg/rebuild to rebuild the windows installation.
  8. You will ask to add the installation to the boot menu select 'y'.
  9. Give a name to the installation and enter fast detect as loading option.
  10. check using dir to see nltdr and nt detect.com files are in place.
  11. Restart.

I hope this will do the work.

 
Answered By 320 points N/A #86863

How to troubleshoot NTLDR is missing error message?

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It worked thank you all.

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