NTLDR is missing.....

  dogtrack 06:15 10 Nov 04
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Not a problem as such, just a bt curious. The following message appears at boot up. When a USB2 Flash Drive is pluged in:-
NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart.
This message repeats itself until I unplug the Flash/Pen Drive. Where upon, the machine boots as normal.
Just wondered if anyone might know what is going on.

  AndySD 06:18 10 Nov 04

The pc is recognising the pendrive as as your main hard drive and since Windows isnt on it it cant find the New Technology Loader, So no boot.

  User-312386 08:28 10 Nov 04

Change you settings in the BIOS to boot from CD-ROM

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.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example you are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:copy ntdetect.com c:\

  dogtrack 08:00 11 Nov 04

Thanks 4 that, guys.

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