Solved

xp ntdlr missing

Posted on 2014-03-20
13
224 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-25
Hello after clean a  XP with malwarebyte antimalware I get the error

ntdlr missing

Then I start with a boot cd and do

fixboot
fixmbr
and chkdsk /r

but when I try to copy d:\i386\ntdlr c:\  I get the error "access denied"

I try to enter in a c: directory I get the error "access denied"

Any idea.

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:limmontreefree
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • +1
13 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Santosh Gupta
ID: 39942137
hi,

When you boot from media/cd/dvd the drive letters got changed.

please consider D drive as C Drive.  As c drive is your boot media.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 39942193
I've run into this same problem on multiple Windows boxes. Most of the time, the fixes mentioned above work. Some times they did not work for me and I either ran a Windows repair from the Windows CD or clean Windows install on that box based on what worked best and how long I'd been working on it.

Sometimes, it's quicker to call it quits, backup the data and run a clean install. It's better than continuing in a lost cause.

Hope This helps!
0
 

Author Comment

by:limmontreefree
ID: 39942389
Hello Santosh Gupta the drive letters are correct in fact i can list directory but I can enter the directories.


Hello TG-TIS, this is that ones that is better to recover.

Why can I access the disk , I can't writte or access to the directories neither the root c:

I thinks the virus maybe change some attributes....

Can we wotk in this directtion?


Thanks.
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 39942479
Here is a Microsoft doc addressing that problem

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320397
0
 

Author Comment

by:limmontreefree
ID: 39942512
this XP has SP3 and I put the disk in a Windows as 2nd disk and I defraged the disk.

So I think this kb doesn't correspond with my issue but If you think it's posibble I do it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:limmontreefree
ID: 39942526
Are there any utility to repair the boot?
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 39942531
Depending on how you installed XP, you might have to modify the Microsoft process. You need to evaluate that and make a decision. I can't tell how you installed Windows or what mods may need to be completed.
0
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 39944670
Boot using the Windows XP installation disk, press R. Then type the following commands:
note : you can test after each command

      FIXMBR
      FIXBOOT
      BOOTCFG /rebuild

      cd\
      copy E:\i386\NTLDR c:\
      ATTRIB -arsh ntldr
      copy e:\i386\NTDETECT.COM
      ATTRIB -arsh ntdetect.com c:\

E: should be the location of your CDRom where you have the Windows install disk located.
and check if those files are in the root :   NTLDR   boot.ini     ntdetect.com

Contents of the boot.ini file :
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

check this too for more info :  http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm#What_if_none_of_the_options_worked?
0
 

Author Comment

by:limmontreefree
ID: 39945757
ok nobus, I'll try but

If I do "copy E:\i386\NTLDR c:\"  I get an error "access not allowed".  If I try enter to a Directory in C: I get the same error " access not allowed"

Thanks
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39945857
did you boot from the xp install cd a asked?? if not - that message is just what you always will get
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:limmontreefree
ID: 39953988
Thanks
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39954022
you're welcome
0

Featured Post

SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
external hard drive and Raidon 3630 5 135
Event ID 1054 Userenv 2 94
IPC$ Password 13 52
SQL Server 2005 running VERY slowly on new hardware 22 63
Most of the time we are in fix when all of sudden our systems behave weirdly.  Such problems cost time and effort... so it's best to take some preventive actions so that we can avoid such issues or overcome such problems more easily. Preventive M…
Disclosure: Use this tutorial only when no other options helps to get Windows XP running without any problems and you don't want to format the drive. The back up of the data is the responsible of the user, however there is a description of how t…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Suggested Courses

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question