I just finished building my new computer:
AMD Phenom 6 core CPU
Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H motherboard
500 gb reformatted hard drive
8 gigs DDR3 RAM
Nvidia Geforce 470GTX GPU
The hardware is working fine but when I attempt to install Windows 7 Proffesional 64 bit I get the following message:
Loading Operating system.....
NTLDR is missing
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart
My question is how do I fix this and install Windows 7 on my new computer if I can't get past this screen?
- Changed type Ronnie VernonModerator Saturday, June 05, 2010 5:55 AM Comments
I got the same issue when I ran the latest updates to WIN 7. I resolved it by disconnecting a new Hard drive I had connected through a USB port. Apparently the update put the boot loader on the external new drive and pointed to the master (primary) partition of that drive thinking that Windows lived there. Since it did not, the boot loader on the external drive reported that it could not find NTLDR and suggested a reboot. The BIOS now seems to select external hard drive devices over internal devices, that it did not do before the update. This appears to be a bug in the "update" package, however it is probably a new one since it never acted this way before when I ran WIN 7 updates. It may be the cause of the JEN_I_FUR_68 problems. When I shut off the power to the external drive, my main drive booted normally.
I will add that I have two Linux partitions on my internal hard drive along with WIN 7, and use "grub" as my multi O/S boot manager. I tried fixing every variation of grub and grub2 to fix the error, but found that disconnecting the external drive solved everything. I suspect that a USB thumb drive might also be subject to this problem. So when installing WIN 7, 8, or even 10, from a thumb drive, or any writeable device, this may occur. Clearly using a DVD to install with only one hard drive will be OK (the most common way until DVD-less PCs became common), because the DVD is not writeable.
Interested in hearing what happens.
- Edited by winthrom Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:29 PM