NTLDR mising

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I tried to transfer a HDD to another computer and when I started to boot the disk I ran into an error. It said that ntldr was missing. I looked it up and it told me to copy ntldr and ntdetect.com from the recovery/repair console. I did that and it didnt work. I checked the boot.ini to make sure it was correct. I couldnt find anything wrong with it.

any ideas?
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I think you need all three of those files on a boot CD to work. Then you can copy it.
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Great! The best and funniest thing to fix... I actually don't know how to fix (I have the problem right now on a different computer). No wonder the NTLDR (New Technology Loader) seems familiar to me... a little too familiar.

My friend fixed the problem...

If you have two hard-hard drives find out which drive is causing the problem (it would be the boot drive... the drive the computer uses to boot) and take it out and use the recovery on the good drive and throw away the bad drive...

But before you do that try the following...

    1. Put in the OS CD in the hard drive
    2. Restart
    3. Press "R" to get into the recovery console ( or the main CMD with all CMD commands available for you).
    4. Type in fixmbr
    5. When that finishes type in fixboot

You might want to check out this site to get more informations and fixes to more variations of the problem.
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So the MBR was corrupted? :scratchhead:
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did u fix the problem?
or i can give u a nother alternative
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Hasn't been fixed yet.
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SpooF wrote:
Hasn't been fixed yet.


Did you try any of mine alternatives?
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ok then may be i have to assume that you maint have failed to fix using recover by console however its a shorter way of doing this but you can try this optio it also works and i have ever used it.
this method works on windows 2000 and xp
insert the os cd and boot from the cd
don't take the option of recover by console
continue the installation process until to the window that shows options of selecting the partition to put the os on that window select R that help you to repair the existing os.
then continue the normal procedures of installation
hope it will be fixed
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Well I got it to work after a bit, I'm not sure exactly what did it, but after looking at the boot.ini file I notice something was wrong. fixed that and it booted up.
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Do you remember what was wrong?
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Well I moved the HDD back to the old computer and that got rid of the ntldr thing, however I then got an error saying that a suitable windows partition could not be found or something, thats when I checked the boot.ini again and found that a disk array was off by one.
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but you can use the same procedure as long as you still what to use the HDD in the new computer
then about the windows partition to cut the whole story short just recover all the work on that HDD and Format the HDD othewise your system will keep powerforming poorly with those boot problem because you tamped it

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