NTLDR Corrupted or is Missing

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Budd O, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Budd O

    Budd O Guest

    This problem occurs on my system at least twice a year. I usually just do a
    full systems restore from my last Hard Drive Image. I use Symantec's Ghost
    for backups and restores. It would be nice to know how to correct this
    problem without having to do a systems restore everytime this error message
    occurs. One tech board suggested I use the Console Repair CD, Which is
    located on the WinXP setup CD. When I log into the console, it ask for an
    Administrative Password. I have no idea what the password is. Any
    suggestions will be a great help.
    Budd O, Sep 25, 2005
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    old jon Guest

    Enjoy the read here Budd.
    best wishes..OJ
    old jon, Sep 25, 2005
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    Ron Martell Guest

    The default adminstrative password is blank - just press the Enter key
    and see what happens.

    Good luck

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    Microsoft MVP
    On-Line Help Computer Service

    In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
    Ron Martell, Sep 26, 2005
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    Unk Guest

    It means the boot block that initiates the Windows OS is damaged.

    A quick, TEMPORY, fix is to format a floppy on a good XP machine, and
    copy "Boot.ini", "Ntdetect.com", "Ntldr" to it. Boot your system with the
    floppy in the drive.. For a permanent fix........

    Repair the Boot Sector using the Recovery console on the CD.
    <http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm#How to Repair the Boot Sector:>
    (Copy & paste the ENTIRE above line into the url box)

    To repair a damaged Boot Sector, run the Recovery console from the CD. At
    the command prompt type FIXBOOT and press Enter. Then answer "Y"


    Microsoft resources:

    HOW TO: Troubleshoot the "NTLDR Is Missing" Error Message in Windows 2000

    You Receive an "NTLDR Is Missing" Error Message When You Start Your Computer

    "NTLDR Is Missing" Error Message When You Upgrade or Install Windows XP
    Over Windows 9x, or Windows ME
    Unk, Sep 26, 2005
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    dagdabrona Guest

    dagdabrona, Oct 1, 2005
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