Tuesday, 22 February 2011

"NTLDR missing error" XP

Windows xp Boot error "NTLDR missing error"

Booted with Bartpe disk and copied in missing NTLDR file, checked that the NTdetect.com and boot.ini were still present.

Rebooted normally no boot cd,

error now NTLDR compressed.

Booted with XP install CD to recovery console.

Selected R to repair
Selected windows install to login to, thankfully administrator had no password.
Navigated to root of C:, and ran attrib -c ntldr
Not to sure what attrib -c does, apart from uncompress? Atrrib -c is only available from the restore console in XP.

Rebooted system, no error.

The question now is where did the original ntldr go, the disk has a few minor errors and plenty of malware.
My favourite boot cd Bartpe.

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