NTLDR is missing (can't boot without bootdisk) Win XP Pro
Posted on 2003-10-23
The other day I did a clean up of files on my XP Pro machine. Problem is that I think I may have deleted some of the files needed for booting that were residing in the C:\
So now on boot up all I get is
NTLDR is missing
press crtl, alt delete to restart.
I have ran through the Microsoft Support documents but I havent been able to find one for this particular problem.
I have tried running the XP resuce program from the XP CD and running fixboot, fixmbr that didnt do a thing.
I ended up making a XP bootdisk which allows me to atleast to boot into XP where all my data is fine.
I tried copying the boot files fromt he A: drive into the C:\ to see what it did but still I get that error.
From the posts I see on other sites regarding this problem I dont really fancy fdisking and reinstalling everything!
I need some help here!