ntldr is missing xp

August 5, 2010 at 04:52:28
Specs: windows xp
What if I don't have a reboot disc? How can I go about fixing this?

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August 5, 2010 at 05:07:50
What make and model of PC? That information determines what options "might" be available to to you.

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August 5, 2010 at 17:49:04
Gateway 8510 GZ :-)

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August 6, 2010 at 01:05:52
Do you any of the disks that came with the system when bought?

The following tells you more about using it/them





If you don't have them - didn't receive any (depends on date etc..) when yo bought the system; or you've "lost" them.. contact Gateway. They will replace them (second link above mentions this) - for wee sum...?

What was going on before the problem arrived?

Also if you go to this post (below), and trawl through it, you will find details of how and where to download another disk ERD Commander 2005; and how to use it. It "may" resolve the problem for you in term of missing ntldr; it may not... But possibly worth a tr?

Posts 22/27 there in particular are more detailed about using the ERD; but there is much useful input from others too including Hirens/Knoppix/Ubuntu...

If you have files you wish to save... - particularly if going to run a repair/restore routine... FIRST save them on external media (CD/DVD or another hard drive).

The same post covers that too. And that would be my first action at this stage...

A recovery routine (be it using Gateway recovery disks or those you made...) will obliterate all files on the c: partition on your system. So again first save them elsewhere using Knoppix/Ubuntu/Hirens or even ERD Commander.

Then perhaps try the ERD Commander approach. If it fails then contact Gateway fro their disk set?

The third link to Gateway at (top of this post) details how the CDs are made when using Gateway software. Possibly if you boot with Knoppix/Ubuntu/Hirens - even ERD Commander - you can locate that utility on the HD (hdard drive) and get it to run; and thus access the d: partition files to recreate the missing set of disks?

Again seriously consider data/files etc. protection (copy/duplicate them to DVD) FIRST. The set about "phyxing" the problem as posted...

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August 12, 2010 at 10:30:52
Start looking for solutions for the "ntldr is missing" problem from MS KB article 320397:

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August 12, 2010 at 10:50:19
Useful link to M$-KB land... But poster doesn't have any XP disks by all accounts... But nonetheless useful for him to go look-see etc... and persue - if possible...

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