NTLDR Problem..

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by rizaaj, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. rizaaj

    rizaaj Forum Leader


    i am running Windows XP and P4 1.7 Ghz.. the problem is that when i turn on my computer .. at the booting time it say "NTLDR is missing"... when i simply restart it by pressing restart button on case or "Alt+Ctrl+Delete" then it works fine.. means that when i turn it on from an off state it refuses to boot.. when i restart it works fine... i tried reinstalling windows also.. it does the same...

    can somebody tell what the actuall problem is? :annoyed:
  2. apurbajd

    apurbajd ~#$&*$@*^$

    dude did u add any new hard disk recently ? and which are the os u r running , u told WinXp , but is there any other os also, if so which one? If u r running only Xp and have not added any new HDD recently then amy be ur NTLDR or NTDETECT.COM files are corrupt . In that case follow this procedure -

    Boot 4m ur WinXp bootable cd and once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
    -->Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter-->if prompted for administrator password, enter that password-->Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter let say "G". This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy g:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy g:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

    After copying these 2 files, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

    if that doesnt solve ur prob(even after u reinstalling windows) then may be the MBR is faulty. To fix that follow the steps in the prev ex, till entering the password. After u have enetered the admin password and got into the prompt, run the commands fixboot and fixmbr, by typing fixboot and then fixmbr on the prompt. but let me warn u dude , if anything goes wrong u may end up losing ur data in ur primary drive ,so its always good to back up ur data which is in the primary drive.

    These r the most common causes and solns, if it doesnt solve ur prob, let me know , there r other causes and solns also... good luck
  3. rizaaj

    rizaaj Forum Leader

    umm... ok.. will try and get back to you.. thanks for the detailed solution...
  4. apurbajd

    apurbajd ~#$&*$@*^$

    Hey rizaaj... dude u never told if u solved the prob... and if yes how.....
  5. rizaaj

    rizaaj Forum Leader

    ya... the problem is still there.. everytime i turn on.. it says.. NTLDR is Missing... when i reset.. it works fine..

    even after reinstall
  6. light_of_erindi

    light_of_erindi New Member

    Is it a pirated version?...lolz...maybe the cracker messed up somewhere..:)...try installing from some other CD image...if that does not work..then it's still not a big prob...it IS booting right?...
  7. rizaaj

    rizaaj Forum Leader

    ya offcourse is booting... yea its a pirated version.. but i use the same cd for every customers pc in the shop.. they work fine.. so i am somewhat jealous.. lolz...
  8. light_of_erindi

    light_of_erindi New Member

    It probably means that it is not accessing MBR in correct sequence....try repartitioning the drive if u don't have data probs...that will force a change in MBR...if u do a fixmbr in rescue mode...chances r it will not alter it...then try....and have u done a bios update off late?...check out power(ACPI) settings in bios if the prob is only when u switch on the PC...

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