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Missing NTLDR need help with usb boot

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#1 biskit5674


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 08:52 AM

I have tried several times to follow directions on a few differnet post and getting no luck
Im sure what to do. I have put all files needed on usb and cant get the system to recognize boot from usb..can someone please help me in very simple terms..All i am getting is blue screen and then missing ntldr....i have windows xp on a hp computer desktop...cant find my xp cd...

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 11:17 AM

Hi biskit5674, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

In order to boot from a USB device your BIOS must have the option to boot from a USB device. If it does, then the USB device has to be the first device in the boot order in the BIOS.

There are several possible reasons for this NTLDR error.

Do you have a bootable CD in the optical drive when you try to boot.

If this file is corrupted, then you may need the installation disk to do a repair installation to correct this.

Can you boot into Safe Mode? If you can, then you will be able to use the other advance boot options. I would suggest trying the Last Known Good Configuration. Usually pressing F8 and holding it during the boot sequence will get you to the advance boot options.

You can also boot into Safe Mode and do a System Restore to a date prior to this problem.

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Edited by dc3, 18 September 2010 - 11:19 AM.

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