Do you get “NTLDR is missing” error? This error occurs, when computer attempts to boot from a hard drive or any media that are not configured properly or due to some corrupt hard drive sectors; corrupt file on booting system in OS; broken IDE cables. Some users try reinstalling the operating system (OS) or have a refresh installation of operating system in order to figure out and fix the issue. Here is the tutorial how you can fix the issue without any re-installation of OS.
Steps to Solve NTLDR missing error
- Firstly, make sure that you’re hard drive as well as other drive settings in computer BIOS are set properly or is compatible with the entire computer’s hardware’s. Now, follow the steps given below.
- Insert your installation CD into your computer
- In BIOS screen, select boot from CD/DVD as the priority
- Under boot progressing mode, press any key once you are prompted
- When you get to see the Windows XP setup menu, press the R key to repair Windows
- Now, login to your Windows installation by holding the 1 key and hit enter.
- Upon asked to type your administrator password, provide it to proceed with the process
- Copy the files given below to the root directory of the primary hard disk (Drive C:\). In the below example I am copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, in this case is “Drive E” (then the procedure should be like this; E:\ to C:\). This letter may be different on your computer. If your CD or DVD drive is Drive H:, then replace “E:” with “H:”
- copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
- When you have copied both the files successfully to the pointed root above, remove the CD from the computer and restart the computer and again boot from your current installed-OS.
Upon following the steps discussed above, you can now no longer see the NTLDR missing error on your system.