Window will not boot: NTLDR is missing

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HELP!!! didn't add anything to my pc. Tried to start my laptop this morning and received this message- NTLDR is missing. I saw an earlier post where someone said my pc could be trying to boot from and unbootable drive/source. And checked and no cd or USB etc have been left in any drives. Can anyone help me?
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o.k so i am using some windows 2000 references as you did not provide enough or any details about your computer.

Method 1: Use a Boot Disk to Start the Computer

Create a Windows 2000 boot disk that contains the following files:
Ntldr
Ntdetect.com
Boot.ini
Ntbootdd.sys
For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301680 How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows
101668 How to use a Windows boot disk to prevent boot failure
Modify the Boot.ini file to point to the correct hard disk controller and to the correct volume for your Windows installation. For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
311578 How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows 2000
Insert the boot disk into the computer's floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer.
Copy the Ntldr file, the Ntdetect.com file, and the Boot.ini file from the boot disk to the system partition of the local hard disk.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318728
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Ok, so sorry..
Pc, windows xp,

I was ablet to hit the "Thinkvantage" button and get a menus with the following options in setup utility:

Config
Date/time
Security
Startup
Restart
He'd diagnostic program

With a few extra options: change values, sub menu, setup defaults and save and exit.


I don't have a disc, what is my alternative?
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Your alternative is that you format and reinstall but if you can get your hands on a boot cd and copy new files over and should fix it. If you have absolutely no choice what so ever including taking your computer to a tech guy then i say format and start over. files are cover-able with boot-able OS software like linux.

I do suggest that you have a tech take a look at it but worse case is that you start over again with a format and reinstall.
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Where can I get one. I mdont have one ?
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you need to make it in windows, google how to do it. there is 1,000,000 documents on how to do it.

Take your computer to a tech guy, they can do it quickly.
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1. Load Windows XP CD into CD drive.
2. Make sure BIOS is set to boot to CD drive.
3. Boot the computer from CD.
4. At menu, press "R" to load Recovery Console.
5. Select the installation to be fixed.
*The following instructions assume CD-ROM is labeled as drive D and the hard drive partition the windows installation is on is labeled as drive C. Replace the letters accordingly.
6. Type "COPY D:\i386\ntldr C:\" and press ENTER.
7. Type "COPY D:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\" and press ENTER.
8. Remove CD and type "EXIT" and press ENTER (to reboot your computer.

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