2nd October 2011, 10:32 #1
NTDLR is missing error
For some reason on boot up I get "NTDLR is missing' error.
I found info on the net to copy NTDLR from the XP CD but needs the CD Drive Letter & I cannot find it.
Is there a way to get this done & boot the PC?
2nd October 2011, 12:07 #2
In the pre-windows environment the CD drive letter is usually D. When you are at the C: prompt type 'cd D' (without the quotes) and press return to see if this gets you to your CD-ROM
Details of how to correct the problem are available on my website: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...tldr_or_nt.htm
Last edited by J_B_MVP; 2nd October 2011 at 12:20.
2nd October 2011, 16:20 #3
The link is dead.
CD C:\ from C:\Windows gives C:\ but CD d:\ gives nothing.
& for info, on my good PC, the win Explorer shows CD drive as "J" but, in command mode CD J:\ gives also nothing.
2nd October 2011, 16:32 #4
Also see if "NTLDR is missing" - KB314057 guides you in any way.
2nd October 2011, 16:39 #5
I'm assumimg you have Windows 7, so copying from XP CD won't really help. Sometime running Startup Repair 3 times used to help because NDLTR used to be XP related Windows 7 uses Bootloader. Follow this guide Resolving Common Boot issues on Windows 7 | Captain Debugger and see if helps. Also try to rebuild your MBR How to Restore MBR on Windows 7 [Video Tutorial] | Captain Debugger
3rd October 2011, 08:24 #6
with command.com you can NOT give the command "D:\", it´s a 2-step command sequence.
Originally Posted by nichos
the correct command is: "D:",
then you can choose a folder / subdirectory with the command: "CD" fx. "CD\", "CD ABC" etc.
in 4DOS & TCC however you CAN enter a complex path and change drive with ONE single command...
4th October 2011, 11:39 #7
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.
17th November 2011, 00:16 #8
Originally Posted by pctech33
7th January 2012, 05:02 #9
I've dealt with this error couple times already, recovery console always helps me. May I also add that while I am in recovery console I run CHKDSK /R to fix my HDD in case its creating bad sector.
7th January 2012, 23:45 #10
Assuming nichos created a dual boot XP/7 and for future reference,in this particular case the ntldr error is quite common.
The only way out is to install EasyBCD in 7 (and point the program to your XP) because in that case I'm afraid those fixes mentioned for XP won't help you.
It takes a bit of getting used to but all in all EasyBCD is a life saver.
Last edited by StrayCat; 7th January 2012 at 23:56.