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Posted on 2004-04-28
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I've got a Dell PC with Windows 2000 professional on it.

Now, when I bootup, I keep getting a message that says "NTLDR is missing! Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to restart"

I tried to create a boot disk to boot with, but it just says (upon bootup):

"BOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR" Insert a different disk.

Any suggestions?

-Steve
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by:Pete Long
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HOW TO: Troubleshoot the "NTLDR Is Missing" Error Message in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318728
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by:Pete Long
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You Receive an "NTLDR Is Missing" Error Message When You Start Your Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320397
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by:sirbounty
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Hi skbohler,
Can you boot into Recovery Console and type
 FIXBOOT

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=229716
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216417

Failing that, you may try this option:
How to recover from a Corrupted Registry: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545

Repair links:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/samplechapters/fndc/FNDC_REC.doc
http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/13927/13927.html

~sirbounty
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by:skbohler
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What if I just want to reinstall Windows (from the Dell Win2K CD)?

How do I go about that?

-Steve
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by:sirbounty
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Insert the CD and boot from it...
You have the option to wipe the partition first, but if you're wanting to save your data - you're better off following the 'upgrade' path...
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by:skbohler
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I don't think I can get to the Windows Recovery Console. I don't have any Windows setup floppy disks. I've got the Windows CD ROM, but Windows won't boot from it.

Steve
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by:sirbounty
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http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm should have the disks you need...
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jayca earned 500 total points
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Go into your BIOS and set it to BOOT FROM CD as the first option.. then floppy, then hard drive.

Then put in the 2000 CD, reboot.  At bootup, it will say "Press any key to boot from CD"... do it :)
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