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    I was using my laptop today in the morning for about an hour , when restart for itself and now I have that message NTLRD is missing in a black screen and I can't start my windows xp .
    If somebody know what's happening and if I can fix it and how

    thank you!
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    I have no idea why you would post this here, but your NTLDR is messed up. You might be able to put in a XP CD Rom and do a repair. Search for fixing NTLDR on google
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    yea, I know I thought was general chat , I didn't see (webos) , my bad.. I google but I can't found a fix
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    Usually means a bad cd in the cdrom, a bad froppy, a screwy bootable usb device or possibly a dead hard drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyquistJack View Post
    Usually means a bad cd in the cdrom, a bad froppy, a screwy bootable usb device or possibly a dead hard drive.
    Those are some ideas but I would figure this way -
    Try the link I posted first. Read post #6. If that does not work then go for a bad boot drive. You MUST have the XP disk to do the recover.

    A word of warning!!!!!
    If you are not at least 100% sure what you are doing, you could have a loss of data on the drive in doing a recover. It is only a chance. But it could happen. If you have important items on the drive, take it to a shop and pay the labor. Once the data is gone it may not even be recoverable by a pro.

    I build custom HTPC's and Network computers. Every now and then I have to do a recovery for a customer that has messed up or the hard drive just died. I have the software and clean box for recovery or physical repair. Even I only win 80% of the time.

    I am not trying to scare you but it may be worth the money to take it to a repair center.
    Last edited by Finally Pre; 03/09/2010 at 09:07 PM.
    Sprint: 2-TouchPad 32g, Frank.-Pre-2, Pre-, MiFi & 1-LG Lotus with Xlink tied to home handsets. Backups: 650 & 700wx

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    We want them!!!
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    thanks guys , I'm going to check that link!!
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    SISGO ,

    Here is a bit more of a break down for replacing the files necessary

    1. You will need the Windows XP CD (make sure it has the same Service Pack that you have installed on the machine per my experience dealing with this errors at work... example SP1 , SP2 or SP3)

    Force the machine to boot from the CD in the BIOS depending on your manufacture

    Select the letter R for the Repair Console

    You should see it prompt you after the loading to C:\WINDOWS , if you get prompted to C:\ could be a good sign that the MBR or the BOOT file is also corrupted but do not fret yet.

    This is the instructions for extracting the necessary files , type this in the Command line:

    copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\

    copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\



    If you're prompted to overwrite either of the two files, press Y.


    Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.

    Assuming that missing or corrupt versions of the NTLDR and/or Ntdetect.com files were your only issues, Windows XP should now start normally.

    If it fails to start again, you will need to repeat the steps to get back into the Repair feature from the Winxp CD but this time you need to run the following commands:

    1. FIXMBR
    This will replace the Master Boot Record

    2. FIXBOOT
    This will replace the Boot Record

    3. CHKDSK /R , this does a Check Disk and forces it to do a repair to any corrupted or missing Windows files

    Even after all this your system could have further issues and may require to do a Reinstall of Windows... Best to consult a local repair store if the above fails or if you feel uncomfortable with doing any of the following...
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    Eeek.. this brings back horrible memories! Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SISGO View Post
    I was using my laptop today in the morning for about an hour , when restart for itself and now I have that message NTLRD is missing in a black screen and I can't start my windows xp .
    If somebody know what's happening and if I can fix it and how

    thank you!
    Well that kinda thing usually happens when you installed the windows on some other computer or when the hard disk is messing up.
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    Also make sure to not have other external memory devices such as USB drives or the Pre connected in USB mode connected to the computer.
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    I tried everything, but don't work .. I'm going to take to some specialist tomorrow, some of you know how much can cost me to save my documents and restore windows xp?

    thanks guys for your help !
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    There is one other thing you can try with the WinXP cd, when you boot your machine to the CD ROM .. Select Install Windows instead of Repair , now this is just throwing hope in to the wind but you can get another option to repair Windows at the next screen after the Agreement.

    WARNING THOUGH: If you do not then Exit and do not proceed or it will try to do a fresh install.

    If you take it to a specialist its going to depend on what they charge. Best suggestion is to call around to local repair stores and get price quotes.. Not knocking Geek Squad but STAY AWAY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by reconboy View Post
    There is one other thing you can try with the WinXP cd, when you boot your machine to the CD ROM .. Select Install Windows instead of Repair , now this is just throwing hope in to the wind but you can get another option to repair Windows at the next screen after the Agreement.

    WARNING THOUGH: If you do not then Exit and do not proceed or it will try to do a fresh install.

    If you take it to a specialist its going to depend on what they charge. Best suggestion is to call around to local repair stores and get price quotes.. Not knocking Geek Squad but STAY AWAY!
    Thanks man, I tried that with the windows xp cd , but only I get 2 options in a black screen one is press "R" for recovery or f 11 for recovery!.. When I try to do a recovery with f11 send me to the recovery menu 1) recovery with full erase or 2) recovery with back up.. When I try this one give me errors when is recovering!
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    What type of machine do you have an HP? or Gateway? Sounds like a emergency repair partition on the HD. Your not getting the full options of the Windows Recovery built in to the CD from the way you are describing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reconboy View Post
    What type of machine do you have an HP? or Gateway? Sounds like a emergency repair partition on the HD. Your not getting the full options of the Windows Recovery built in to the CD from the way you are describing it.
    gateway mx6440 (laptop)
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    One of the easiest, quickest way to fix this - and a no brainer in terms of the actual work can be found here.

    Simple "ntldr is missing" fix with boot floppy, CD-R, or USB flash

    Basically.. download the ISO, burn to a disk, boot from disk, choose option 1... if the issue is resolved, awesome. If not work down the list of options until you find one that works.

    You should be back up and running in 5 minutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by viddywell View Post
    One of the easiest, quickest way to fix this - and a no brainer in terms of the actual work can be found here.

    [url= "ntldr is missing" fix with boot floppy, CD-R, or USB flash[/url]

    Basically.. download the ISO, burn to a disk, boot from disk, choose option 1... if the issue is resolved, awesome. If not work down the list of options until you find one that works.

    You should be back up and running in 5 minutes
    I saw that tutorial when I was searching in google but I didn't try it , do you think that could work?
    thanks for the head up!
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    Absolutely. I've used it religiously at work. Keep a copy in my desk drawer for just these types of calls.

    Besides, why go the harder route first. All you have to do here is burn the disk and pop it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viddywell View Post
    Absolutely. I've used it religiously at work. Keep a copy in my desk drawer for just these types of calls.

    Besides, why go the harder route first. All you have to do here is burn the disk and pop it in.
    thanks again man, I'm going to try that tomorrow!
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