NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Det to restar

Microsoft Windows vista home basic
October 7, 2009 at 23:19:58
Specs: Windows Vista

I have the hp laptop with Vista Basic installed.

Two days back my Vista got some problem and it was
hanging only by showing cursor on black screen.

Then I installed XP on my machine. Got a backup of
all data on some usb hard disk.
Then I thought of recovering the Vista using System
Recovery disks which came with laptop.

I did spend yesterday's night to do all recovery and
now in morning when I told to click on 'Finish' button to
restart the computer ; it restarted only to say 'NTLDR
is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart'

I am now deadlocked. I can't go back to XP neither to
I searched on several forums regarding this error but
every solution is associated with XP operating System
not with Vista.

It seems like though after doing Vista System
Recovery; laptop is referring to NTLDR of XP which is
not in place.

I don't want to install XP again.

Any thought on this bloody Vista?


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October 7, 2009 at 23:25:53
you`ll need to restore it from xp cd

get into recovery console from the cd, and after entering requested info, write this:

copy E:\i386\ntldr C:\ntldr

just replace E with the cd-rom drive letter and C with the windows partition drive letter

press enter



our patience is big

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October 8, 2009 at 01:18:00

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