Solved: "NTLDR is missing"

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Gary777

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A friend just had a hard drive crash, and then went out and bought a new hard drive. Now when he tries to install Windows XP, it tells him that "NTLDR is missing" when he tries to boot from the installation CD. He's tried two different CDs, from two different CD drives, and keeps getting the same message.

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Repartition the Hard drive. Use Fdisk and remove all partitions in the hard drive, including any Non DOS partition.
 

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That's a new one.

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Gary777 said:
Thanks. The keyboard connection was loose!
That was it? Then the problem was that you were not able to boot from the CD as it requires that you hit a key to continue. Since the keyboard was lose, there were no communication from the KB to the computer. Sometimes these so simple actions create a storm in your brain.

That "NTLDR is missing" message took me out of focus, as indicates that an OS is present in the hard drive.

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Then the problem was that you were not able to boot from the CD as it requires that you hit a key to continue. Since the keyboard was lose, there were no communication from the KB to the computer. Sometimes these so simple actions create a storm in your brain.
Nice one!!
 
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