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Henry Martin Jan 03, 2004, 05:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i start the computer and it automatically says NTDLR is missing and below tha cntr+alt+del to restart
it says that instead of boot from cd or whatever.


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Chris P Jan 03, 2004, 05:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
Oh dear oh dear, you need to get hold of another ntldr file, i take it you got the D and L the wrong way round.
I belive this file contains the information that tell windows where drivers and other system files are kept as well as different error messages.

Your running Win Xp arn't you?
It may just be on the windows cd, if it is, boot of the cd and go in to recovery consol and copy the file in to your c drive.

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Henry Martin Jan 03, 2004, 07:33pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
I am trying to install XP onto a friend's computer that he just built. I cant copy files into the C: drive because there is no OS on it.

After a little work I can get to the XP setup screen, but I get an "IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" error. Fun. Ideas?

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shars Jan 03, 2004, 07:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
this is just a hunch since ive no idea what devices you ve got in the pc but since you mentioned irq, its probably some conflict with devices. try to remove unnecessary devices and see if it installs.

also, i would check the bios settings for devices as well. have you set everything to default in bios and installed?

Col Jan 03, 2004, 08:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
Are you sure you have not got a floppy disk in the drive?

We had a similar message at work on Friday and that was the problem!

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Butch Karnes Jan 05, 2004, 10:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
Check this out go to http://www.microsoft.com then go to knowledge base fine article 314057 see if that might help.

Hard Drive r Jan 06, 2004, 12:52am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
When that happens you are not booting to the drive you have windows on. You may have changed the boot order in your bios. It should be drive 0. I inadvertently put mine to drive 1, which is my second hard drive. ntldr is located on your boot drive. Did you change the boot order in your bios?

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jan 06, 2004, 02:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
NTLDR is basically the bootstrap that causes the OS to get loaded, If ur having that problem of installing, u should check the CD for scratches, clean them also, and then maybe run a CD ROM Drive Cleaning CD. U should Maybe run FDISK from a Windows 98 Boot Disk to clear the Partition out reboot with the Windows XP CD in and see if u get BSOD then after restart u get NTLDR is missing. But as of saving files and such u may want to hook that HD to another HD that has 2000 or XP on it and transfer those files to that HD and reformat the HD that has problem. That means personal Files, like Documents, Pictures, Favorites folder if u have anything in there, anyfiles u cant download anymore. oh by the Way go to http://www.aumha.org for all those pesky Blue Screens of Death and Error Messages, i even think something on NTLDR is there

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jan 06, 2004, 02:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
i mean for NTLDR that file is basically the main file that shows where the OS is n such.

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paul seman Feb 20, 2004, 01:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing


I had this problem on making a new PC i installed the new western digital Raptor hardives in a R.A.I.D
0 configuration obviously a new copy of xp pro , the computer never booted up on restart unless i booted with the xp cd in but then i woudnt select the boot from cd option i just left it to time out and the pc would boot, Anyway i tried loads of stuff but none worked until i went into bios and disabled the fast boot option,,,, eureka! i think it was loading so fast xp didnt read the boot partition so therefore the missing ntldr error,
i remember win 98 had a boot problem too when used with a fast cpu, more than 1mhz
anyway this is so easy to do its worth trying

rob sargeson Feb 29, 2004, 06:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
This is a boot problem. When the ntdlr is on screen again etc then type 'fixboot' and hit the send button, follow the script from there. It worked for me this weekend after messing about in the bios and adding a second hard drive.

Good luck
Rob

Henry Martin Feb 29, 2004, 07:44pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
I ended up solving his problem by installing Windows 98 and then using an XP upgrade edition cd. Thanks to all.

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Andrey Lozinsky Sep 17, 2004, 06:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ntdlr is missing
I had the same message once booting my PC - Ntldr is missing...
I removed that HD and installed a new one. I sucsessfully performed formatting and 2% of WindowsXP copying process. But as soon as my PC starts to copy the NTDLR.DLL file to the brand new HD it fails and nothing helps. I even changed the boot cd (i thought that my CD could be scratched... ) - Nope, this helped neither. I changed everything - master slave modes for the HD , cables etc. - No way.
I suspect that it might be a HW problem with mother board/processor or could it be a virus in Bios. What do you think ?


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