as above i have the missing ntdl file how can i fix this
From - http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm
1.Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
2.Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
3.Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
4.Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
5.Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
6.New hard disk drive being added.
7.Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
8.Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
9.Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
have since got to the root of the problem my son deleted the NTDETECT and ntldr files thinkin they were a virus!!
is there a way of resolving this???
Run a repair install of your OS and that should fix it without deleting any data. You'll need to patch it up to the latest versions as this will reset your OS to the version on the install disk.
problem is i only have a windows disc that i downloaded have tried but it just wont boot always bk to same error message ntldr file is missing
Have you set your pc to boot from the CD drive in the BIOS ?
When/if you get the CD to boot,you need to follow the instructions as for
repairing a corrupt NTDLR and NTDETECT in the link in my first post.
i have set to boot from cd in BIOS but just cant get it to boot
That might explain the boot problems.
There are instructions for making a boot floppy or a CD - http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
The things to look for are FIXNTLDR ISO or fixntldr.zip
the copy you made was not burned as bootable disc
follow above to boot to floppy or get a copy (ISO) image that is bootable and burn and run
do search here on where to find the files needed to fix ntloader file
I think there is sticky on step by step