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what does "NtlDR" mean

By dfbelling ·
I am a windows 2000 user. I loaded Quicken 2001 onto my PC without appearant problem and proceeded to restart my computer. Upon restarting, I get a bios message stating " "NTLDR is missing. Please press alt, control, delete to restart". Needless to say that no matter how many times I restart my PC I cannot get Windows to load. HELP!!! I have also tried to reboot with the win2000 disc - no go. thanks

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by tigers7612 In reply to what does "NtlDR" mean

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by TheChas In reply to what does "NtlDR" mean

NTLDR is the system file that Windows NT, 2000, and XP load to begin the process of loading the operating system.

Installing Quicken may have damaged some files in the root folder.

Check out this Microsoft Knowledge Base article:;en-us;320397

Follow the links in the article for information on how to repair your system.

You should still be able to boot from your W2K CD.
You may need to change the boot sequence in BIOS setup to boot from the CD.


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by dmiles In reply to what does "NtlDR" mean

Short for NT Loader, a program loaded from the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT startup menu and helps Windows NT load.
Often a user will see the message "NTLDR is Missing" after attempting to install Windows 2000 or Windows XP, or upgrade a Windows 95-based or Windows 98-based computer to Windows 2000 or Windows XP. The message appears after the first reboot. This occurs only if Windows 95 or 98 has been installed on a drive with the FAT32 file system.

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by DAN_HAMMOCK In reply to what does "NtlDR" mean

If you have a floppy disk in your floppy drive, you will get this error also. Check the floppy.

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