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23-Dec-2006, 01:53 AM #1
Angry NTLDR is missing
Exactly what does NTLDR stand for????????????? When I start up my computer and it finishes cycling, I get this message > "NTLDR is missing" with a black screen...... Ctrl+Alt+End doesn't clear it, just pops back up with a black screen....... If I could get back into the desk top window, I can fix the problem. I deleted some unwanted photos and a very long video of another user which couldn't be viewed. Instead of removing the contents, it deleted the file. >Gif Image - photo Image ????????? and or other! //////////////// NO Boot disk! //////////////////// Does anyone have a boot for an " Averatec laptop " 5400 / windows XP......... That wonder-full Company won't sell me one...Their solution is to buy a new Averatec PC.
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23-Dec-2006, 03:01 AM #2
That error can be caused by a few different issues. This website runs through them. You can use your Windows XP Installation disk to boot. I'm not sure why you would get this error from deleting pictures and videos. I would try to copy NTLDR and to repair the boot sector with the windows recovery console.
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23-Dec-2006, 02:09 PM #3
Stryker 23 Thanks for responding! I don't have a disk for win. XP., Plus I can't copy NTLDR... ALL I get on start up is a black screen with the letters " NTLDR " is missing. There must be a way, useing the key board to force the system to start up. Show the desk top display OR something of (use) to work out the problem. The missing file or parts can't be so critical to keep the system locked down, unless something else went wrong. I really don't think that's the case. When I last used the computer everything was fine and was properly shut down. Next day at start up, Is when I got the NTLAR. At start up the system cycles and almost completes but this NTLDR pops up and stops it.
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23-Dec-2006, 02:35 PM #4
Borrow an XP disk from a friend and go here and print the instructions for correcting this type of issue: http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=313.
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23-Dec-2006, 02:40 PM #5
Sorry about that I linked you to the wrong website. Go here. You will need to borrow an Installation cd or you can make XP boot disks. NTLDR is very important. It initializes the boot process. There is no way around it.
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23-Dec-2006, 02:54 PM #6
thomasjk's website is very conclusive in attempting to fix all of the problems at once that my website runs through individually. Just to be on the safe side you have made sure there aren't any floppy disks inserted correct?
Hope you get it working.
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23-Dec-2006, 03:12 PM #7
Contact the manufacturer of the computer and order a new recovery disk set for your particular computer it will save your self a lot of trouble then do the following fix:

Have you ever run into the "NTLDR is missing; press any key to restart" error when you're booting up your computer? I hadn't either until the other day and I wondered what it meant, so I found out and I thought I would tell you all about it too. First of all, NTLDR is short for NT Loader. It's basically the boot loader for Windows NT, along with the later versions of 2000, XP and Server 2003.
The loader can be used from either a CD ROM, a USB flash drive or a primary hard disk. In order for it to run correctly, two specific files have to be set up on the system. One is NTLDR, which functions the main boot loader and the other other is boot.ini, which includes configuration options for a boot menu. If you're using Windows NT, the file of ntdetect.com must also be present.
NTLDR also goes by several other names, such as SETUPLDR.BIN, I386/SETUPLDR.BIN and OSLOADER.EXE. So, if you're not able to find the actual NTLDR on your system, you may want to look for those other names. Also, just for your information, the NTLDR will not be able to function with Windows Vista, because the new operating system will divide its compatibility with the winload.exe and Windows Boot Manager components.
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Intermittent problems can be among the hardest to troubleshoot. But the simplest thing to do to try to resolve this is to start with XP's Rebuild command. The short form of the fix is as follows:

Step 1. Boot from your XP Setup CD and enter the Recovery Console
Step 2. Enter the command attrib -h -r -s c:\boot.ini
Step 3. Delete the file (del c:\boot.ini)
Step 4. Run bootcfg /rebuild
Step 5. Run fixboot

Those five steps can fix a number of thorny startup issues and may be all you need. But if the above is too telegraphic for you, you can read fully detailed instructions in my InformationWeek article, "XP's Little-Known Rebuild Command." Microsoft's official instructions can be found in "Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console" and "Recovery Console Tools and Settings."

If the Rebuild command doesn't help, you may be able to solve the problem by attacking each error message separately. For example, Kelly Theriot's excellent site has a very complete how-to on the Missing HAL.DLL problem. Also, Microsoft offers "How to troubleshoot the 'NTLDR Is Missing...' error message" and " 'NTLDR is missing' error message when you install or upgrade Windows XP."

Finally, if none of these software fixes work, or if the problem comes back, then indeed you may have a subtle hard-drive problem. It may be related to a marginal power supply, a heat issue, or simple old age (i.e., the drive's actuators are wearing out and functioning erratically).

There's no simple diagnostic for that, but making sure the software is OK is the first step to whittling down the variables you face.
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23-Dec-2006, 06:09 PM #8
As everyone is telling you, you have a corruped mbr(master boot record) and there is no quick fix...you need an XP cd to repair it and frankly, if you are going to use an operating system, you should have a copy of it. Your pc mfgr screwed you by not giving you one, that does not do anything about the fact that you need one from time to time, call it a lesson learned about buying brand name pc's is all.
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23-Dec-2006, 06:30 PM #9
You can also get that message if you have a non-system disk in one of your disk drives when you boot up. I run several computer labs and see that message a lot when students leave their disks in computers and the next person turns it on.
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