NTLDR help

By Dvorn
Jul 19, 2009
  1. Im looking at an Dell Ispiron 1526 Laptop For a friend, it is running Windows Vista Home Premium. when the computer is turned on a message saying NTLDR MISSING press any key to restart.
    when i asked him what he was doing before it acted up he said that he had been downloading afile from rapidshare and had it set for open automatically, before he had a chance to scan it the file had been opened,
    he said that a white gorrilla appeared on his monitor and was laughing at him, he shut off the computer and when he tried to restart, it gave him this message. using hirens boot cd ive been able to access the hard drive and scan, nothing had been founf, i also rebuilt the MBR using the bootrec.exe, and when that didnt work manually rebuilding it.

    when i put in the vista recovery disk it show that vista as being present on the hardrive, but when i do /scanos or /rebuildbcd it finds no windows installations.

    i tried looking for what could have infected him but no luck.
    any help would be greatly appreciated

  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Windows Vista doesn't even use NTLDR (or so I thought), so I'm not sure I understand why you're getting that error.

    Anyhow, have you tried using "Startup Repair" on the Vista DVD? Take a look at the second half of this page for directions ("Repairing Vista's boot loader"): https://www.techspot.com/guides/144-removing-windows7/
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