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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by WESLEEF, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. WESLEEF

    WESLEEF Thread Starter

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    I have a laptop from ACER and when it boots up it gives me a message saying NTLDR is missing. Press any key to restart. When i do that it goes back to the say screen. so, i have to reboot the laptop and it will take me back to the same message. Can you tell me what the problems is and what i need to do?
     
  2. Lance1

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    To fix "NTLDR is Missing", follow these instructions:

    1. Load Windows XP CD into CD drive.

    2. Make sure BIOS is set to boot to CD drive.

    3. Boot the computer from CD.

    4. At menu, press "R" to load Recovery Console.

    5. Select the installation to be fixed.
    *The following instructions assume CD-ROM is labeled as drive D and the hard drive partition the windows installation is on is labeled as drive C. Replace the letters accordingly.

    6. Type COPY D:\i386\ntldr C:\ and then press ENTER.

    7. Type COPY D:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\ and then press ENTER.

    8. Remove CD and type EXIT and press ENTER (to reboot your computer).
     
  3. WESLEEF

    WESLEEF Thread Starter

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    I did what you said and it said access is denied. In the directory of c drive i saw the date, time and file i386. They was 8 files there. What i need to do next?
     
  4. Lance1

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    make sure that the drive letter for the CD /ROM is correct.
     
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