NTLDR missing?

By kkfico
Oct 5, 2006
  1. Hi,

    I am having this "NTLDR missing" when i start my Laptop

    I have XP home edition on my laptop installed by manufacturer.

    There were 2 drives C and D. both were NTFS.

    XP home was on drive C

    I installed windows 2000 on drive D.

    After installation i was getting this error NTLDR missing.

    I could now see 3 drives C D E on my laptop when i start the laptop with my win 2000 bootable disk.

    In drive D i could see my XP Home files and
    In drive E i could see win 2000 files.

    Drive C has new files ( dont know what they are) this drive is around 7 GB. D and E are around 33 GB respectively.

    Drives D and E are now NTFS and Drive is FAT. I really do not know how this new drive was created.

    My laptop manufacturer has not provided me with any recovery disk nor OS CD. The manufacturer is sony VAIO.

    Unfortunately i too did not make a recovery disk.

    I have important data in my xp home OS.

    Could someone please help to fix the problem.

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Do you get a dos prompt with the bootable disk?
  3. kkfico

    kkfico TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes when i start the laptop using my win 2000 bootable disk i get the dos prompt. I find 3 drives C D E.

    D and E are NTFS
    C is FAT

    Previously i had only C and D which were NTFS.

    One of my friend tried a few things FIXBOOT was one.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Take a look at this thread HERE, it may help.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Try typing "sys c:" without the speachmarks!!!
  6. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Your problem is when you installed 2000 you installed an older OS which then had overwritten the newer ntldr and Ntdetect files which XP installs, you will need to replace the ntldr and Ntdetect files with the Xp versions then everthing will work ok.
  7. kkfico

    kkfico TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Previously there were 2 drives C and D. XP home was in drive C.

    I tried executing few things at command prompt kindly have a look.

    Command: MAP

    ? 0MB \device\harddisk0\partition0
    C: FAT16 7154MB \device\harddisk0\partition1
    E: NTFS 33385MB \device\harddisk0\partition2
    ? 35778MB \device\harddisk0\partition0
    D: NTFS 35778MB \device\harddisk0\partition3

    command: systemroot


    Command: CHKDSK

    C: The volume serial number is 0000-0000
    d:\winnt The voulme serial number is 2caf-8d61
    e:windows The volume serial number is 54a5-8ef0

    CHKDSK /p

    e:windows chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume
    d:winnt chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume

    One of my friend executed Fixboot at the command prompt few days back.
    I am wondering how FAT16 was created
  8. kkfico

    kkfico TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can someone has any idea as to how c: drive with FAT 16 was created.

    Shall i delete this partation?
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