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#1 dannyone

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:59 AM

Hello everyone,

While l was formating my Toshiba laptop, the power went out and the system could not continue with the formatting even when it is rebooted.

It comes on showing "NTLDR is missing", press ctrl+alt+Del to restart system.

Please Help.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:35 AM

Don't know if you have a xp boot disk but if you do you should be able to copy the NTldr file from that to the root windows folder.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:03 PM

Hello Blaron,

Thanks for your advice, but l still require more info on the procedure to do this because l cannot get the system to prompt command level - it doesn't go beyond displaying BIOS info even when l bootable cd l am using is in the cd rom.

Thanks once again for your assistance.

Daniel

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:34 PM

Delete the partition originally created for the install of XP...then just allow the disk to partition/format/install XP.

If you were formatting...whatever is on there is not valuable and should be deleted so that you can start the process anew.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:40 PM

Are you sure your CD-drive is selected as first boot device?

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:28 PM

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this topic. But the problem is not yet solved, may be l am not saying the right thing.

In the middle of formatting my laptop, a toshiba brand with xp home basic os the charger was removed from mains unknown to me and computer batteries power ran out in the middle of the format activity, l can't say at what stage of the formatting it was before the light out.

The situation with the laptop now is that when it is put on, it simply shows Toshiba with these options: press F2 to run setup and F12 to run multi boot options thereafter shows the error NTLDR is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

Thanks for your assistance.

Daniel

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:34 PM

I know this works when a fully installed XP gets the "NTLDR is missing" message.
I do not know if it will help in your siyuation but it's worth a try.

Go here,

http://www.tinyempire.com/shortnotes/files/ntldr_missing.htm

Make the NTLDR dfix disk & try it.
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 05:52 AM

Thanks Joe, You know exactly what my problems are and the link looks like it is a hammer on the head of the nail, though l am yet to try the tips. l'll do when l settle down and you will hear from me.

And thanks to everyone who had rendered advice here.

Regards

Daniel

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:22 PM

Finally this problem has been layed to rest. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the solution.

It became clearer when the problem was explained as in the solution profered by fairjoeblue. It appears that the bootable xp disk l was using to format got damaged when the system went off, that explains how l lost the NTLDR File in it unknowingly. So simply getting another bootable xp cd solved the problem. l have completed the formatting and the system is working perfectly.

Thanks once again to all that contributed to make it happen.

Daniel.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:54 PM

Glad you fixed it!

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