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    Can someone please tell me what to do with this error message on an XP pro computer? I tried doing a Repair copying NTDLR to boot partition, but that didn't help. Thanks.

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    Re: NTLDR is missing

    There are the three boot files that are used by the boot process:
    boot.ini
    nldr
    ntdetect.com
    They can be copied from another windows xp machine. In some causes boot.ini must be modified.
    Several troubleshooting method exist.
    One of them is using a boot floppy disk.
    Here is the Microsoft support page:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318728

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    csaba
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    • #3
      Re: NTLDR is missing

      Just a quickie.

      Is there a floppy disk in the drive at all??

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      • #4
        Re: NTLDR is missing

        Whats a floppy drive?

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        • #5
          Re: NTLDR is missing

          Originally posted by JamesNesbitt
          Whats a floppy drive?
          I hope you're having a laugh !!

          What wullie is trying to get to is, just copy boot.ini, ntldr and ntdetect.com onto a floppy then boot from the floppy on the problem PC.

          NOTE : you may need to change your ARC path if the OS's are installed on different drives and\or partitions.

          topper
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          • #6
            Re: NTLDR is missing

            What i was trying to get at was Is there a non-bootable floppy disk in the disk drive. I have seen this problem many many time and it has cost customers at least 120 for my services to press the eject button because they have been adamant that there was no floppy in the drive.

            Creating the bootdiskis probably the easiest option then once into windows copy the files to the root of the drive.

            Seems though that the OP has ran a repair and this has fixed the problem.

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