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Default ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:09 PM

i have tried everything

external cd drive
usb boot disk
paid boot disk iso
formating tools

everything short of a usb floppy drive


i give up.

i cannot boot to anything without getting ntdlr is missing...

anyone know of a service where they will pre load xp on to my 32gb ssd?
anywhere i can buy a pre loaded ssd?

anyone want to fix it for me?
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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:15 PM

Can you get to Repair on the CD? If not. it's hosed.
Or look here and follow instructions: http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerr ... singxp.htm

Mentioning what OS you are running wold be helpful.


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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:20 PM

As above or....

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 (Normally left blank)
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. (D is the CDRom drive)

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


Once you have copied these 2 files, remove the CD from the Mini and reboot.


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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:24 PM

Make sure you don't have any media in the drive and that boot order is correct as that will cause the NTLDR missing to pop up too.


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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:25 PM

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Can you get to Repair on the CD? If not. it's hosed.
Or look here and follow instructions: http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerr ... singxp.htm

Mentioning what OS you are running wold be helpful.

Tried and tried..

it was a brand new SSD to replace the old.

nothing should be installed on it
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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:25 PM

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Make sure you don't have any media in the drive and that boot order is correct as that will cause the NTLDR missing to pop up too.

tried.
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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:28 PM

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As above or....

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 (Normally left blank)
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. (D is the CDRom drive)

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


Once you have copied these 2 files, remove the CD from the Mini and reboot.
cant even get this far, i put the XP set up disk in....and bam
right back to Ntldr.

tried every boot disc i have, that i can download....nothing.
tried usb. nothinh
tried win 98 even..


and i rebuilt an old dell this weekend with the same disk so i know they boot and i know they work
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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:29 PM

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Once you have copied these 2 files, remove the CD from the Mini and reboot.
Except he mentioned "formating tools" so I am thinking it may be hosed. :?:


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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:32 PM

usally i would boot from the xp cd and just reformat and do a fresh install but i cannot get anything to boot but the HD

and god forbid there is a really easy usb boot disk maker out there that works...lol...but i am now on my 4th different walk through.


i am even tempted to spend 30 bucks on a usb ssd reader so i can format the drive from this laptop.....
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Default Re: ntdlr is missing--i give up - 05-05-2009, 04:35 PM

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cant even get this far, i put the XP set up disk in....and bam
right back to Ntldr.

tried every boot disc i have, that i can download....nothing.
tried usb. nothinh
tried win 98 even..

and i rebuilt an old dell this weekend with the same disk so i know they boot and i know they work
CHANGE your boot order to boot from CD or it will bypass the CD and try booting from the hard drive. Try disconnecting AC power and remove battery. It may be best to start fresh and then change your boot order in the BIOS.


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