NTLDR is Missing

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SeaTan

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When I startup my computer, it straight away comes up with a black screen saying NTLDR is missing. Press CTL+Alt+Del to restart. Each time I do this, the same screen comes up. I have tried researching this problem online, and have already unplugged and plugged in again the IDE cable to the hard drive. I have also run chkdsk /r on the Windows Recovery Console, as well as FIXBOOT and FIXMBR, but all to no avail.
Anyone have any suggestions?
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SeaTan

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Thanks for the responses so far. I have done quite a few more things based on suggestions all around, and have now solved that problem. However, a new one has now occurred, saying the HAL.DLL file is missing. I have searched this problem and it seems to be a corrupt BOOT.INI file. The main solution I found is to change the attributes on the Recovery Console (Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini), then delete the file (Del C:\Boot.ini) and finally use the command of BootCfg /Rebuild. When I try this I encounter a number of problems. When changing the attributes, I get the message 'The paramater is not valid' or 'The system cannot find the file or directory specified'. I used the DIR C: command to show me the list of files in the C: directory, but only 5 files came up (bootex.log, found.000, ntdetect.com, ntldr, System Volume Information). The same response of 'No matching files were found' comes up to the command to Del C:\Boot.ini. Finally, when I try BootCfg /Rebuild, I get the following response: 'Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations. This error may be caused by a corrupt file system, which would prevent BootCfg from successfully scanning. Use Chkdsk to detect any errors'. I ran a Chkdsk command as well as a Chkdsk /r command, and everything seems fine.
Any solutions to these problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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