NTLDR is missing error after booting

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I boot my computer then suddenly I receive an error NTLDR is missing and it is not booting what should I do?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #118101

NTLDR is missing error after booting

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Be sure to check these steps to solve your problem:
 
1. Maybe your computer is booting from a non-bootable source. Be sure to unplug your USB, cameras, IPods, etc. into your computer. Also check if there’s a CD or floppy disk inserted to your floppy drive or CD-ROM. Your computer might be booting from these devices.
 
2. Check your CMOS setup and look for any improper settings.
 
3. Run Microsoft Windows Recovery console and copy 
 
  • e:i386ntldr c:
  • e: i386ntdetect.com c:
From the root directory of your primary hard disk.
 
4. Maybe you installed a new hard disk drive. Be sure that it is blank and properly formatted.
 
5. You might have a corrupt boot sector then you should run Microsoft Windows Recovery console.
 
6. Check if your hard disk drive cable is properly connected faulty drive cable also can cause this error.
 
Hope this solves the problem.
Answered By 564850 points N/A #118102

NTLDR is missing error after booting

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The NTLDR file is an important system file used by the computer to boot Microsoft Windows XP. For certain reasons, this file can get damaged or corrupted and sometimes get deleted and will only be brought to your attention by the error message “NTLDR is missing”. Aside from the NTLDR file, ntdetect.com is another important file used to boot the operating system.

To restore the missing NTLDR file, you need to enter the Windows XP Recovery Console in the Windows XP setup CD. To enter the recovery console, insert the Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD drive and then restart the computer. Boot from the CD and not from the hard drive. You can press F12 to see the Boot menu or maybe change the boot sequence in the BIOS to boot the computer on the optical drive.

When you see “Press any key to boot from CD”, press a key on your keyboard to boot from the CD. When you see the Windows XP Professional Setup screen, press R to go to the Recovery Console. When you are prompted for the Windows installation, press 1 or check it on your screen and hit Enter. Next, enter your password and then press Enter.

When the cursor is already at the command prompt “C:WINDOWS >”, type the command without quotes “copy d:i386ntldr c:” and then hit Enter. Next, type the command without quotes “copy d:i386ntdetect.com c:” and press Enter. Replace “d:” or simply “d” with the drive letter of your optical drive like for example “e:”.

If you are prompted to overwrite the files just press Y to continue. Eject the Windows XP CD then type “exit” in the command prompt and press Enter. It will restart the computer. Your computer should be back to normal after this.

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