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Old 12-02-2005, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default NTLDR is missing... Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart

ok couple days ago my computer froze and then i restarted it manually and when it booted it it said exactly

"NTLDR is missing... Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart"

I dont know whats wrong i searched the internet for solutions and none of them seem to work...ive tried using system recovery, tried reformating and reinstalling windows, what happens when i do this is, while it is copying files to my computer it screws up and tells me that this file cannot be copied.(for like more than half of the time) and setup cannot be continued because of this problem...

help pls i even tried copying ntdetect.com and the other files that are needed to C:\ . didnt work either it told me that those files cannot be found.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your boot sector is missing or your southbridge could be bad.
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you reformat your hard drive before reinstalling.Give that a try if not..Also is your Cd drive working alright.
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Try making a start up disk then copy the file over.
Oh wait, I cant remember if a start up disk consists with that file.
Sorry, can't help too much right now.
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Old 12-04-2005, 12:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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go into the recovery console on the 2000/XP CD, and type "fixmbr" and "fixboot"
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Old 12-04-2005, 01:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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k umm i alrdy tried all those solutions, they dont work, but now my computer cant even boot from disk anymore when i put in a windows cd or anything.....
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Old 12-04-2005, 01:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What do you mean it won't boot anymore as in it won't detect the disk or you will get a Blue screen or complete freeze when it trys to boot off of it.
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Old 12-04-2005, 03:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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like, when u put in windows cd it asks you "Boot from disc? Press any key to boot from disc" like it doesnt even ask me that anymore.
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Might be your cd rom not working. Try going to BIOS setup and see if it's being detected.
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go into the BIOS and make the CDROM drive as first boot device
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