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Missing ntldr on a win 2000 professional computer?

Rebooted my machine this morning and it said "ntldr is missing".  I have a win 2k pro machine on an ad domain.  About a week ago I created an image of this machine and saved it on my server using GHOST.  The computer was rebuilt about two weeks ago and had good antivirus and spyware protection.  It was working great at that time.  

1.  Why is this happening?!!

2.  Is there a way to fix it without restoring the image?

3.  Is the ntldr file specific to my computer or can I get this file off another machine or from my image file?

4.  What is the best protection against this type of problem, think network solution?

5.  Where is the ntldr file stored?

Thanks Experts.

Dale
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
NTLDR IS MISSING ON BOOT-UP

First <ahem> make sure there isnt a floppy disk in the drive :^)

Now we have discounted the obvious, boot with the windows CD and go to the recovery console
http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/wxprcons.htm (for XP and 2K)

and issue the following commands

FIXMBR C:
FIXBOOT C:
COPY x:\I386\NTLDR C:\
COPY x:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
BOOTCFG /rebuild

also see

How to troubleshoot the "NTLDR Is Missing" error message in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318728
You Receive an "NTLDR Is Missing" Error Message When You Start Your Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320397

If you cannot repair your PC using the above, a repair install will do it for you
How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292175
How to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=315341
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
thanks pete i wont tell you how simple it was
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
LOL No Problem My Friend - Glad to help

Pete
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