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NTLDR Missing after using VISTAPRO

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NTLDR Missing after using VISTAPRO

ebidacct2009
Hi all,

I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I used VistaPro 3 in order to change some settings but I have obviously cliked on something by mistake.

Where as before the computer booted OK, when I start the computer now I just recaive a message saying "NTLDR is missing - Pres Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

I have obviously made a stupid error and I just need to know how to fix this problem to get the computer running again. Are there any programs that I can boot from to sort this out? I currently have Ultimate Boot CD which I can boot from.

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.
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    seanferd

    Choose to Repair from the menu.

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    The Windows 2000 and Windows XP CDs supplied by Microsoft has a tool called the Recovery Console which can be used to repair errors that prevent Windows XP from starting using the command line. OEM versions of Windows XP, including computers that were supplied with Windows XP preinstalled, may not have this utility.

    Insert the Windows CD and start the computer.
    When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R.
    Type a number corresponding to the Windows installation you wish to repair (usually 1) and press Enter.
    When prompted, type the administrator password and press Enter.
    From the command prompt, copy NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM from the i386 folder of the CD to the root folder of the hard drive. In the example commands given below, C: is the hard drive and is the CD-ROM drive. You will need to change the drive letters if appropriate:
    COPY D:\I386\NTLDR C:\
    COPY D:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
    Remove the Windows XP CD from the drive and restart the computer.
    You all ready know this, in the future do a backup. have a look on Google, there are some good backup software that you can get. Also having a seond harddrive is better than nothing for ALL of your files and doc's.
    So i say again, backup, backup, backup. :)
    Hope all goes well.

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    seanferd

    Choose to Repair from the menu.

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    The Windows 2000 and Windows XP CDs supplied by Microsoft has a tool called the Recovery Console which can be used to repair errors that prevent Windows XP from starting using the command line. OEM versions of Windows XP, including computers that were supplied with Windows XP preinstalled, may not have this utility.

    Insert the Windows CD and start the computer.
    When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R.
    Type a number corresponding to the Windows installation you wish to repair (usually 1) and press Enter.
    When prompted, type the administrator password and press Enter.
    From the command prompt, copy NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM from the i386 folder of the CD to the root folder of the hard drive. In the example commands given below, C: is the hard drive and is the CD-ROM drive. You will need to change the drive letters if appropriate:
    COPY D:\I386\NTLDR C:\
    COPY D:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
    Remove the Windows XP CD from the drive and restart the computer.
    You all ready know this, in the future do a backup. have a look on Google, there are some good backup software that you can get. Also having a seond harddrive is better than nothing for ALL of your files and doc's.
    So i say again, backup, backup, backup. :)
    Hope all goes well.