NTLDR is missing when I start my comp...searched solutions but none seemed to match mine.
Posted on 2004-08-27
Ok here's the scoop, I bought my comp about 3-4years ago. It is a Compaq 5320 US, 5000 series. It's a p4 1.6ghz, 512mb SD Ram, and a 40gb HD. It came with a 16MB vid card which I upgraded and is now 256. Then last year I bought an 80gb HD for additional space. I used it as slave. Well this morning my comp had funny noice and it was my boot drive. So I copied everything I needed from my 80gb HD and used the disk utility to erase and photo copy to make the 80gb the boot drive. Well after it was done/restarted whatever..(dunno cause I left my comp and came back while it was copying) it said "NTLDR missing press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart". Well I searched the solutions and they all require some kind of drive/disk whatever. The thing is I have a compaq recovery CD and the diskett that it created. But when I put it in it says "Compaq recovery cd error contact compaq customer support". I'm going to do that but in case they can't help. The HD that I bought is a Seagate brand. They just said that I can get a quick restore CD but it would wipe everything out, and I really need the info that's on my boot drive =\