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NTLDR Missing, cannot boot WinXP

By blubl
Nov 17, 2010
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  1. I am extremely new to this and I have little computer experience.

    Today when I booted my computer up the screen showed "NTLDR Missing. Ctrl+Alt+Delete to reboot"
    I do not know how this happened, as it was perfectly fine yesterday.

    I read many forums, and most of them require me to go into my BIOS, and did not have specific instructions in how to do so, and with my lack in computer skills, I definitely did not want to do anything to the BIOS unless I am 100% sure.

    And the last thing that frustrates me most is that I can't boot WinXP! It just gets stuck on the "NTLDR Missing..."

    My Bios is Award Medallion V.6.0

    This is what appears on my screen:

    Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
    Copyright (C) 1984-2001. Award Software, Inc.

    ACPI BIOS Revision 1002

    Award Plug and Play Bios Extension v1.0A
    Initialize Plug and Play Cards...
    PNP Init Completed

    Detecting Primary Slave ... None
    Detecting Secondary Slave ... Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-11D

    Primary master drive fails

    Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter SETUP
    12/18/2001-1845 -P4B266LM
    I press F1 (since F2 just takes me to the setup screen) and up pops:


    Sil 3152A SATALink BIOS Version 4.3.79
    Copyright (C) 1997-2006 Silicone Image Inc.

    1 Maxtor 6L100M0 93 GB

    The next screen is as follows:

    Sec. Master Disk : CD-ROM, VDMA 2

    Sec. Slave Disk : CD-ROM, VDMA 2

    <BIOS:> BIOS update data incorrect. CPUID=00000F29.
    PCI device listing.....
    Bus No. Device No. Func No. Vender ID Device ID Device Class IRQ
    _______________________________________ ____________________________________
    0 31 1 8086 244B IDE Controller 14/15
    0 31 2 8086 2442 Serial bus controller 9
    0 31 4 8086 2444 Serial bus controller 9
    0 31 5 8086 2445 Multimedia device 10
    1 0 0 10DE 0322 Display controller 11
    2 9 0 1106 3038 Serial bus controller 9
    2 9 1 1106 3038 Serial bus controller 9
    2 9 2 1106 3104 Serial bus controller 9
    2 10 0 1186 1300 Network controller 9
    2 11 0 1095 3512 Mass storage controller 9
    2 13 0 10EC 8139 Network controller 9
    2 14 0 104C 8020 Serial bus controller 3

    NTLDR is missing
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

    Thank you for reading and help! :)
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    There can be several reasons for this error.

    Question: Do you have the recovery disks that should have come with this system?

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