WinXP NTLDR is missing!!!

April 23, 2012 at 00:56:40
Specs: Windows XP service pk3, AMD ATHLONXP1800
Hi dear folks,
I got windows XP servicepack3 in HD (IDE-0) for a long time, and it got very important all word, picture documents, anyway accidentally I ran a small unknown file from web browsing, and it format all programs file, saved documents etc except the avast virus software.
Under above those circumstances, when I reboot the computer to get in the safe mode position in order to fix the problem, but it allow me to do that by showing the message “NTLDR IS MISSING” CTRL + ALT + DEL TO RESTART.
How do I fix this problem? I will be appreciating your reply.

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#1
April 23, 2012 at 02:52:13
You`ll need a Win XP CD. Write back when you find one so I can instruct you further.

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April 23, 2012 at 05:19:47

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#3
April 23, 2012 at 10:38:26
HI PROBFIXER, I already got WINXP 2ND EDITION CD; I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR INSTRUCTION!

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#4
April 23, 2012 at 11:21:44
First of all, you need to boot from the Win XP CD. The easiest way to boot from a CD is to keep tapping F8 after you turn the computer on to get into Boot Menu and now choose CDROM from the given list.

Then, follow the steps given in the website below to get into Recovery Console, so you can restore the missing file.

How to get into Recovery Console. Note that immediately after choosing CDROM from the Boot Menu you`ll need to press a key in order to start booting from the CD. (the first step of the given instructions).

After you get into Recovery Console, and perform all the steps given on the website, write the following:

expand E:\i386\ntldr C:\
...and press Enter.

(replace E:\ with the letter of your CDROM drive).

If you're prompted to overwrite the file, press Y.

Tke out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.

Assuming that missing or corrupt versions of the NTLDR file was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally.

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#5
April 23, 2012 at 13:27:36
Hi Probfixer,
In the meantime, firstly, I followed the below instructions and it worked;
1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot

Secondly, the problem is that during the boot period,( Invalid boot. INI file
Booting from C:\windows) message popsup!
Lastly, how do I recover my all documents and programs what have lost from the all programs folder?
Or should I do the full repair installation to get back to normal window?
I will be waiting for your reply!

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#6
April 24, 2012 at 00:34:42
Obviously more than one system files are missing. The best option is to perform a repair installation so all system files are repaired. That will leave everything intact but will enable the OS to boot again.

Regarding the lost documents, you need a file recover software, BUT please open a new thread regarding that problem before you do anything else. DON`T boot your system until you download that recovery software since repair install might overwrite your lost files and then you wouldn`t be able to recover them at all.

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#7
April 24, 2012 at 15:14:20
Hi Probfixer, Before I download any File recovery software, do u have any known good file recovery software that I should download?
I will be waiting for your important reply!
thanks!

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#8
April 24, 2012 at 22:50:09
Download & burn Hiren's boot CD image, boot from the CD & run the program DiskDigger from the Recovery section.

Then select the disk you need to recover files from and let the program to scan and recover files.

Here is a .zip file of the Hiren`s boot CD. Extract the ISO file to Desktop and burn it to a CD.

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

...and you`ll need an ISO burning software, such as PowerIso:

http://www.poweriso.net/PowerISO5.exe

Post back if you have any doubts.

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#9
April 28, 2012 at 01:18:37
Hi Probfixer, I made Hirens Cd image according to your reply,but when i boot the cd, pops up message from the CD is not showing the diskdigger program,
I will be waiting for your imporatnt reply!

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#10
April 28, 2012 at 02:56:23
When you boot from the CD, select DOS Programs. Then select Recovery tools, and there should be the program DiskDigger.

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#11
April 28, 2012 at 10:09:18
I boot from CD, selected DOS programs, then after that I selected Recovery tools,but still I did not find any DISKDigger program.
Thanks! Again I will be waiting for your important reply!

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#12
April 28, 2012 at 11:56:52
What programs are listed there? Perhaps there is other program which can do the same.

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#13
April 30, 2012 at 12:02:00
Hi probfixer,
After clicking the recovery tools, I got Test disk 6.13b and Photo Rec 6.13b programs, and those are littilebit complicated; and Can u please explain to me how do I use those programs accurately to recover files?
Thanks! I will be waiting for ur important reply!

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#14
May 7, 2012 at 00:19:37
I am still researching solution for recovery of deleted file!

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