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NTLDR missing

By gordonmaloy ·
I have been around with this. I get the title mesage and press <ctrl><alt><del> to restartPC.
I have XP Home edition.
With Sys cd, I go to repair console.I ahve tried copy \i386\ntldr C and got "access denied"
This is a home sys with no administrator.
I have also done"fixboot" at command prmpt. It goes through the motions, but no change.
"fixmbr' offers the theat that all files on the sys may be threatened lost if I proceed...I may as well reload the OS! I am trying to get this sorted out. if a soltion can be found, I will be very greatful and give a good bonus .

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by Joseph Moore In reply to NTLDR missing

With a floppy disk, you can make an NTFS partition boot floppy that has a copy of NTLDR on it. You would start the boot process from the floppy, then it looks at the local hard drive to finish the boot process.
Basically, when you have an NTLDR problem, you make this boot floppy to at least get your system booted like normal.
You can then go on fixing the system so you won't need the floppy anymore.
Read this Technet article on how to make the floppy. I've used this myself to fix this problem, and it works.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=119467
hope this helps

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by gordonmaloy In reply to NTLDR missing

I have followed Paul's suggestion: created a Boot disc. I loaded Ntldr and Ntdetect.com onto a formatted floppy.I created a Boot file in notepad, and put it on as well.
It appears to work but when I try to logon to Windows XP, I getthe following:
<Windows>\System32\hal.dll
Please reinsert a copy of the above file
How do I do this please? I have copied it from the CD-ROM to a floppy. I have also tried to insert it from the repair console. I think I'm not getting the full pathway clear.

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by saihib In reply to NTLDR missing

http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal
Go to the URL above and download hal.dll. Put it on your boot floppy and copy it into the c:\windows\system32 folder.

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by gordonmaloy In reply to NTLDR missing

Point value changed by question poster.

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by wlbowers In reply to NTLDR missing

What you are trying to do will drive you totally crazy.

The solution is to do an Inplace Upgrade.

http://tinyurl.com/2zgk

Lee

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