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  1. #1
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    Jun 2006

    Default Disk boot failure?? NTLDR Missing??- Bit stuck

    My brother was on the computer the other day and he apparently got a BSOD. He restarted it and a screen appeared saying something like 'disk boot failure'- please insert 'system disk'. I inserted the Windows XP disk and then it came up with........

    Verifying DM1 Pool Data..........
    Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM: CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR

    I dont know what to do really from here........ :cry:
    Does anyone have any suggestions???

    Computer Profile:
    Operating System Name: Windows XP
    Operating System Platform: Windows NT/2000/XP
    Operating System Major Version: 5
    Operating System Minor Version: 1
    Operating System Build Number: 2600
    Service Pack Description: Service Pack 2
    Service Pack Major Version: 2
    Service Pack Minor Version: 0
    Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
    Windows System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Shared Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
    Security Present: No
    Debug Version of Windows: No
    Boot Type: Normal

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    Administrator Help2Go Administrator Canuck's Avatar
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    May 2003
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


    The first thing I think of when seeing Couldn't find NTLDR is that there was/is either a discette or cd in one of the drives and the PC is looking for a boot up disk .. remove all disks/cds and try rebooting. Other reasons for getting a NTDLR missing message are
    Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
    Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
    Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
    Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
    New hard disk drive being added.
    Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
    Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
    Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.