NTLDR is missing, but it's not?

By anh1965
Nov 16, 2006
  1. Get an error on bootup saying NTLDR is missing, press ctrl-alt-del to restart.

    Created a boot disk by copying NTLDR, NTDETECT, boot.ini and even a fix program BCUPDATE2.exe and the machine will boot up when it is in the floppy drive, but not when it isn't?

    Can't run BCUPDATE2 over the c: drive as it says it is in use, but used the /f parameter to force anyway, and still can't boot without a floppy.

    Any ideas much appreciated.

    Do not have a recovery CD or disk as the machine was shipped with the OS installed. Windows update is turned on, and it runs XP home with SP2.

    I didn't do anything (knowingly) between it working fine, and then not.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Did you try (re)copying the ntldr back to C: from the floppy?

    You could try making 6-disk XP boot floppy set and running Recovery Console from there..

    Also, you are entitled to a copy of Windows that matches the license sticker on your computer. So either ask the manufacturer/the shop for a CD or just borrow one from a riend. Or download it of p2p..
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