NTLDR keeps getting deleted

March 9, 2008 at 17:03:23
Specs: xpsp2, 256

I have a friend that with this problem.
This is the second time I helped him fix the
problem by just adding the ntldr file to the
root directory but I like to know how to stop
this file from keeping deleting it self.

Is there s program that can tell me when an
other program deletes files ?

Thanks for any help.

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March 9, 2008 at 17:07:32
What makes you think the file is being deleted?

Life's more painless for the brainless.

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March 9, 2008 at 17:35:45
well the file is hidden and he tells me that
he has never touch it.

I use a live cd that lets me go inside hes hd
and you can see that the ntldr file is not there.

I guess is some other program that deletes it.

does anybody know if spyware/adware has deleted
some files like this one ?

Thanks for answering Jennifer SUMN.

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March 9, 2008 at 18:30:47
Causes for NTLDR missing (or getting deleted):

1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.

2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.

3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.

4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.

5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.

6. New hard disk drive being added.

7. Corrupt boot sector/master boot record.

8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.



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March 9, 2008 at 19:47:04
Thanks XpUser for answering

Hes boot.ini file has an extra line or two
that always gives him the option to use
system restore,that might be why he has this

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March 10, 2008 at 00:40:02
A long shot... a little "nastie" in the system... Maybe run a FULL anti-virus scan; perhaps two differnt utils in this regard.

I'd opt to run Trend Micro's "Housecall" - freebie on-line scan. And also say Avast and/or AVG (installed locally) - these are both freebies for home use. I prefer Avast to AVG and certainly to Norton/MacAfee.

And then run a full SpyBot and Adaware scan; and opossibly ccleaner.

The system "may" be clean... but then again maybe not...?

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March 10, 2008 at 05:50:32
Recently another person had the same problem everytime he installed I-tunes.

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