Hi, I am new here, just a warning
, but I had just experienced the same problem on my computer. I encountered a virus, recently, within the last few days, and have been trying to remove it. I know that it is/was some time of trojan, AVG just isn't as surefire when it deletes a virus as you hope it would be
haha, but when booting my machine today, I made it through all the steps as normal, then while loading startup items on the desktop my monitor went blank, and my drive started to go crazy. I could hear it "working" very hard, the type of sounds it makes when I'm deleting a BIG file, or doing a virus scan. I feared it was the former, so I immediately powered down. When I tried to Restart my machine, I received the same error you are having. the "Ntldr is missing press ctrl+alt+delete to restart" me being the simpleton that I am, I tried
a. pressing ctrl+alt+delete, and restarting - end result, a continual loop of restarts with no change.
b. going into my bios and looking around, - end result, the same (but I figured it was worth looking around at settings, it seemed whatever happened didn't effect my bios.
c. Unplugging my hard drive from power (from power supply on MOBO), and information (To Motherboard). (I have a SATA type drive) I don't think the size and manufacturer are important here, HOWEVER what is important is the fact that, after plugging my hard drive back in. PRESTO "ntldr missing" did not occur.
So, Step C. seemed like it was going well, until, After reaching the desktop on reboot a few moments went by before my monitor went blank, and my hard drive attempted to "delete" or I was worried it was trying to "reformat" - this lead me to believe that the virus was just in my startup programs, So I
a. Pressed the Power button, and powered down
B. tried to restart and received "ntldr missing press ctrl+alt+delete"
c. powered down, unplugged and replugged Hard drive
D. Booted machine
(While it was booting I attempted to start in safe mode, but I forgot the command
Lol, I warned you I'm not technical.) So, I let it start up in normal mode, and logged into windows, but as SOON as I could see the desktop I started hitting ctrl+alt+delete and went down my program list.
"Luckily" I am familiar with most of the programs I have running on my machine since I pretty much am the only user, I immediately started shutting down all the 'suspect' processes I didn't recognize, and (crossing fingers) shut down the process that was causing my hard drive & monitor to perform unwanted actions.
It worked, and I was able to get online, and start the laborious task of identifying my problem and fixing it.
--I don't know if this is the same type of thing that happened to you, but, I saw that no one had replied to you so I thought I'd give it a shot hehe, blind leading the blind
??----- Good luck!
I thought it was pretty clever, I don't know if it will work for you, but , as a testament to its success, I'm online right now, because that is exactly what just happened to me, I've been up and running without the virus (running) for about 30 minutes, LOL, its still in my machine I am running a scan right now , but I doubt it will amount to anything, so I downloaded Hijack this, and was hoping someone on the forums could help me find / identify the virus , and remove it.
Oh, and if you do try what I said, ONLY TRY IT IF YOU KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND THE INSIDES OF YOUR MACHINE! (I am a trial and error kind of guy, so if I break something I learn from it, this may not be what you want to try and do
fair warning, GOOD LUCK!)
Edited by Lose'N'Control, 24 August 2008 - 03:11 AM.