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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by LaVerne, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. LaVerne

    LaVerne Thread Starter

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    When I tried to open Windows last week, this error message came up - "NTLDR is missing. Press Ctr Alt Del to restart". I did so a number of times but kept getting the same message. Finally took it for repair and $150 later got it back. He couldn't tell what had happened and I just wondered if this is a common problem and if there's anything I can do to prevent (or repair) it. Have had the laptop since 2004 and haven't had any problems. It's running Windows XP.
     
  2. Focke

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    NTLDR Missing Error message

    NTLDR = ( New technology Loader )
    MBR = ( Master Boot Record )
    If and when you receive the error message ( NTLDR missing press Ctrl Alt Del to reboot ) or something similar, it means that the MBR which is in the first sector of the hard drive cannot read it.
    There exist a number of reasons for this and the best advice that I can give you is head for :-
    http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
    This is a good site and should ( Not Guaranteed ), be able to help.
    The Author gives detailed explanations as well as a free download, and only asks for assistance in translating his document into other languages.

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    Also look here:-
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=312587
     
  3. LaVerne

    LaVerne Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help, Focke.
     
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