NTLDR Missing press Ctl-Alt-Del

Microsoft Windows xp home sp2
September 4, 2009 at 09:26:26
Specs: Windows XP

I have an eMachines system that was bought with Win XP Home insalled and it has been happily running for a few years.

No HW changes were made.

The system will no longer boot - it gives the
NTLDR Missing press ctl-alt-del message.
I disabled the Quickboot so I could see something of what is happening and I see that it is producing a failed checksum error at the end of the boot process.

Any suggestions??

(The system did not come with Win XP OS disks so I can't reinstall the OS)



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September 4, 2009 at 10:16:55
"failed checksum error"

That normally means a motherboard battery problem. They are very inexpensive and not extremely difficult to change. Try Radio Shack for a replacement.

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September 6, 2009 at 16:30:20
Thank you.

I replaced the battery, but am still getting the NTLDR Missing, pless ctre-alt-del message and it won't boot.

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September 6, 2009 at 19:09:52
I have seen that message with systems with two or more hard drives where the hard drive boot order has changed.

If you have only one drive, your IDE cable could be bad, or not fully connected to the harddrive or mobo.. Another possibility is that your boot record/boot table has been somehow corrupted. If the issue is the boot record, the Windows disk repair function can fix it. Check your cables first though.

Jarvis -Technician

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September 7, 2009 at 00:30:50
it is quite normal
as ntldr missing
download ntdetect.com and ntldr file and make bootable cd of the same boot with it after booting to xp copy both files to root directory that is c:\

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