NTLDR missing

May 5, 2006 at 21:16:39
Specs: Windows Xp proffesional, Dell/256 Mb- 996MHz

Recently i had used my friends PC to format my harddiskand install Win XP Proff. When i conneccted my HD back to my PC, it isnt booting and while its trying to boot it says NTLDR missing, what does it mean and what shalli do to make it fix....

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#1
May 5, 2006 at 22:37:39

"Recently i had used my friends PC to format my harddiskand install Win XP Proff. When i conneccted my HD back to my PC, it isnt booting and while its trying to boot it says NTLDR missing, what does it mean and what shalli do to make it fix...."

The only way to fix that problem is use your own computer to install windows XP... If you change the motherboard and use the same hard drive to boot up windows xp, you will get "NTLDR missing" during startup before you see the splash screen. It's the godly microsoft copy right protection thingy...

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#2
May 5, 2006 at 23:44:19

u could try a repair install that fixes the problem on most computers when they change the motherboard.

Zo


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#3
May 6, 2006 at 07:19:50

You can't install XP on one system, then put the HDD in another system & expect it to work...it's configured to the other system!

As stated above, you can try a "repair install" in the machine you plan on running the HDD in:

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winxppro/installxpcdrepair/indexfullpage.htm


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