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How to fix? NTLDR is missing

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Step by Step Guide

1. Use the Windows XP Setup disks to restart the computer.
2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows installation.
3. Press C to repair the Windows XP installation by using the Recovery Console.
4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows XP installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER.
5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 .

copy drive:i386ntldr c:

copy c:

If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

NOTE: In these commands, there is a space between the ntldr and c:, and between and c:.

8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

type c:Boot.ini

A list similar to the following list appears:

[boot loader]

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINNT=”Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional” /fastdetect

If you receive the following message,
“The system cannot find the file or directory specified.”
the Boot.ini file may be missing or damaged.

9. If the Boot.ini file is missing or damaged, create a new one. To do so, follow these steps:

a. Use a text editor, such as Notepad to create a boot loader file similar to the following boot loader file:

[boot loader]

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINNT=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /fastdetect

b. Save the file to a floppy disk as Boot.ini.

NOTE: If you used Notepad to create the file, make sure that the .txt extension is not appended to the Boot.ini file name.

c.  Type the following command at the Recovery Console command prompt to copy the Boot.ini file from the floppy disk to the computer:

copy a:Boot.ini c:

10.   Type exit, and then press ENTER. The computer restarts.

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