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Boot Error Windows XP users: NTLDR is Missing or Couldn't find NTLDR

Be sure there is no disk in the floppy or CD drive.
This error has also been known to occur when a memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it.

Try this 1st.
Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example you are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

Once copy both files, remove the CD and reboot.

Try this 2nd.
Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file

Edit the boot.ini on the root directory of the hard disk drive and verify that it is pointing to the correct location of your Windows Operating System and that the partitions are properly defined. Additional information about the boot.ini can be found on http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000492.htm
 


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