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#1 Delta16

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:22 PM

Before the boot screen, the system will show ' NTLDR is missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart'

After that this was happened, i was trying to format a partition with Partitian Magic 8.

What should i do to get the NTLDR back and what is NTLDR?

Thanks in advanced and if its possible i need an answer fast

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:27 PM

Do you have an XP installation CD and can you enter the Recovery Console?
Here's a tutorial for it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/

Once in the recovery console, run these 3 commands:

FIXMBR

FIXBOOT

CHKDSK /R

Press Enter after each command and answer Y (for yes) to any questions that it may ask you.

FWIW - I never let Partition Magic (or other partitioning tools) perform more than one operation at a time. The times that I've let it perform more than one operation - I've ended up with the same situation that you have now.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:29 PM

I am going to make your steps right now, and i know how to get into recovery console, thanks anyway:D

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:30 PM

Not a problem! Let us know how it works out.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:31 PM

Sure, i will post the outputs

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:34 PM

NTLDR: abbreviation for NT loader, it is the boot process loader for all NT based operating systems, so if the file is missing or corrupt Windows will not start up or load ...
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for telling me what it is NTLDR.

Usasma, thanks for the fast answer and the progress is 65% right now. Lets see whats going to happen :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 06:04 PM

The progress was done and i typed exit when it was finished.

When it restarted, the same error occurred

What am i going to do now? :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 06:17 PM

Try this:

Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\


Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 10:25 PM

it is telling me, 'access denied'

i used these letters for my drive - 'e' and 'f',
i think my drive letter is wrong, how can i find it through xp installation disc or from the bios?

Can you tell me all the possible drive letters if you cant answer the question above. :D

thanks for all that are trying to help me

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:06 PM

Im bored now and i made a format on that partition where the ntldr was missing. after the format the pc booted normally. On the other partition i had all my files backed up and this partition has a letter D:. I also have an operating system on it which is Windows xp pro 64bit and when the pc boots up, it wont recognize that there is another windows on the other partition.

On the startup and recovery there is the boot.txt, do you think i should just add it there and it will recognize itself?

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 08:34 AM

You can try this: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm

You want to use the Check All Boot Paths options/directions.

Although this tip is for removing invalid entries (dual-boot existed, but there is now only a single boot), it may also correct for Windows installs which are bootable but are not reflected on the boot.ini. I don't know that it will work, I've never tried it that way and there is nothing that says that it will work.

I would not do it this way myself, but I'm trying to use the simplest possible way of achieving the correct boot.ini.

I would just use the Recovery Console of the MS XP CD and use the bootcfg /rebuild command.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291980

There are also directions for using the bootcfg /copy command to add an operating system at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289022

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 09:48 AM

I made a format now of the partition where the NTLDR file was missing. Now my pc is booting normally.

Ill use your info when this happens again or happen to someone else.

Thanks for trying to help, Much appreciated :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 10:34 AM

Easily done, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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