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NTLDR is missing!!! Help

Posted on 2006-11-27
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I just change hard disk from a 40 gb to a 80 gb.
Usually a left the laptop workign for many days without stop.

The new disk has been working for two weeks and now this.

What does this error mean> Why dies it happen?

Please although I have backups I would prefer to recover the data in my hard disk.

Would you send me the steps to follow?
Ihave a HP compaq nx 9010 with XP.

Best regards,
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Question by:rguillermo
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by:Steve Knight
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Of course it can just be a floppy disc or external USB drive left in sometimes too.... but I guess not in this case.
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Same as the above kb318728
This is a relatively easy problem to correct providing you know your PCs local admin pass.

Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\


Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
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