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ntldr is missing, windows 7 32 bit ultimate

    Question

  • Windows 7 had been installed a few months ago and my wife was using her computer and had trouble with her VPN, (which is working fine-using another computer now). She rebooted and received the message NTLDR is missing,press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. I do that and it tries to restart and posts the same message.

    I'm trying to get it back up and running without losing any files or programs because they have to loaded at work and take a few hours to accomplish this, worksite security etc. Any help would be greatful.

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    This error indicates that the boot loader is corrupt. Please boot from Windows 7 installation disc and perform a Startup Repair.

     

    Note: Please ensure that the DVD-ROM is the first booting device.

     

    1)    Please insert the Windows 7 DVD and reboot the computer.

    2)    When we are prompted to press a key to boot from the DVD, please press Enter or the space bar.

    3)    Choose your language settings, and then click Next.

    4)    Click Repair your computer.

    5)    Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6)    On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair. Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs.

     

    If Startup Repair fails, please use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista or Windows 7.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale

     

    Friday, June 11, 2010 2:03 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • You have a good question and a curious situation.  There is no NTLDR in Windows 7.  The last OS to use that was XP/2003.
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:44 PM
  • I know, this HD had XP and I did a clean install of windows 7 to avoid any problems!!
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:47 PM
  • Did you delete the XP partition or just install Win 7 in the old XP partition?
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:47 PM
  • Hi,

     

    This error indicates that the boot loader is corrupt. Please boot from Windows 7 installation disc and perform a Startup Repair.

     

    Note: Please ensure that the DVD-ROM is the first booting device.

     

    1)    Please insert the Windows 7 DVD and reboot the computer.

    2)    When we are prompted to press a key to boot from the DVD, please press Enter or the space bar.

    3)    Choose your language settings, and then click Next.

    4)    Click Repair your computer.

    5)    Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6)    On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair. Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs.

     

    If Startup Repair fails, please use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista or Windows 7.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale

     

    Friday, June 11, 2010 2:03 AM
    Moderator