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Old 02-19-2006, 06:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, so after i took my comp aprt to do msome cable mangement, when i put it together i get the message 'ntldr is missing, press ctrl alt delete'

so the setup is OS on a 10k 74gb, sata, and files and stuff on a 7.2k 120gb ide, so they got different cables, well after fiddleing about with cables and the bios i got to boot with out the message, but after doing some OCing i get the message again, and i havnt been able to get rid of it since, the boot order is right, all the cables are fine, whre do i find my password for the recovery thing?

any ideas, thanks?
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you could try a repair-install of Windows. boot from the XP disk, press enter at the first screen, press F8, then after it says "searching for previous versions of Microsoft Windows" press r
it will then go through the install process, but it will not change any of your settings, it will just reinstall the core OS components
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well i am going to try this, right now i am reformatin the hd which dosnt have the os on, but i will try repair after that, the prob is it wants the admin password, i dont have one, i didnt create one, how would i get it?
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you cannot repair after a reformat. a repair-install just reinstalls the main parts of the OS, while keeping your settings intact.
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well im reformating the 120gb hdd, which just has files, ki plan on repairing the 74gb hdd which has the os, thats ok right?
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go for it. i've noticed this message most of all comes up related to multi-hdd systems. but then again i suppose that's because every computer i own (built by me of course) has at least 2 hdd's
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well, i couldnt repair, so i reformated and had to re-install the os, im scared of connecting up my other hd, icase it does the same again, tell me if i had to reformat the os hdd, does that mean the the mtldr was actully missing?, it wasnt that the ide cable wasnt properly inserted or something?
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Old 02-24-2006, 04:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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'ntldr is missing, press ctrl alt delete' that doesn't nessesarily mean that Ntldr is missing, it might have been corrupted. Ntldr is a boot loader program for the operating system. When this happens u repair the hdd that has the operating system. here is a link that might be helpful next time Repair XP
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