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fatemeh
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ntldr is missing please help

hi every body, I encountered a reall disaster, I have a 1420 dell inspiron,

I didn't know that dell media direct soft ware installation  might destroy all data in computer,

I tried to install dell media direct, but I saw a warning that if I continue the instalation I will miss all my data, I immediatly turned off my computer,

now when I press the power bottom after seconds this erro appear :NTLDR is missing, is there any way that I can recover my data? please answer, thank you so much

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shesagordie
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Re: ntldr is missing please help

fatemeh

Remove the hard drive from the laptop and install it in a 2.5" external enclosure and connect it a USB port of a working computer and see if you can transfer the files and folders you need to the computer's hard drive.

Bev.

 

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fatemeh
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Re: ntldr is missing please help

shesagordie

thank you , I will try it,

regards

fatemeh

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Re: ntldr is missing please help

Hi,

It is pretty simple all you need to have is Operating System Disk. It will be purple or lavender color CD mentioned as " Operating System, Already  Installed on your computer". Insert that disk

Start the Windows XP Recovery Console:

  1.  

    1. Insert the Windows XP installation CD into the CD or DVD drive.

    2. Restart the computer.

    3. While the computer is starting, repeatedly press F12 every 3 seconds to access the one-time boot menu.

    4. When the one-time boot menu appears, press the Down Arrow to highlight the CD-ROM option that appears, which is one of the following options: Onboard CD-ROM Drive or Onboard USB CD-ROM Drive.

    5. Press Enter.

    6. When the computer boots to the CD-ROM drive, press R to enter the Recovery Console.

    7. If prompted, select the number corresponding to the Windows installation you want to repair and press <Enter>.

    8. Enter the Administrator password, if any, and press <Enter>.

     

  2. Type map, and press <Enter>. Make note of the drive letter assigned to the optical (DVD or CD-ROM) drive.
  3. Type copy x:\i386\ntldr c:\ (where x is the drive letter for the optical drive), and press <Enter>.
  4. Type copy x:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ (where x is the drive letter for the optical drive), and press <Enter>.
  5. If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and press <Enter>.
  6. Type exit and press <Enter>.
  7. As the computer restarts, remove the Windows XP CD.

Regards,

Shaggy

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fatemeh
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Re: ntldr is missing please help

Shaggy I hope you be online now,

well when I pressed R,

and then entered the windows set up, then after choosing language, choosed repair computer isn't it?

I have to write "map" command in  "command promot?

because when I do it, the message appear: map is not recognized as an internal or external command"

would you please help in this case, thank you very much in advance

regards

fatemeh

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Re: ntldr is missing please help

Can u tell me what operating system are you using ?

 

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Re: ntldr is missing please help

Hi,

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Re: ntldr is missing please help

Hi,

Map is the command to find out which drive is your CD Drive if you are sure in what drive you have the CD then..

(For Ex: if your CD drive is D: Drive then ....)

  1. Type copy D:\i386\ntldr c:\ (where x is the drive letter for the optical drive), and press <Enter>.
  2. Type copy D:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ (where x is the drive letter for the optical drive), and press <Enter>.
  3. If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and press <Enter>.
  4. Type exit and press <Enter>.

Regards,

Shaggy

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fatemeh
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Re: ntldr is missing please help

hi again sorry to trouble you, I am using windows vista,

before I recieve you email I tried this one

Try loading the Command Console using the Windows Vista install CD to repair the Vista startup:

Quote:

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.

well, I don't know much about these commands but when I did these commands, now another error appeared :

"BOOTMGR" IS MISSING

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAITIENT

 

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Re: ntldr is missing please help

Hi,

If it is Vista OS just follow this steps

 

  • Click on Repair Your Computer.
  • Click on Command prompt.
  • At the X:\Sources prompt, type bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup and press <Enter>
  • Type c: and press <Enter>.
  • At the C:\ prompt, type cd boot and press <Enter>.
  • At the C:\Boot prompt, type attrib bcd -s -h -r and press <Enter>.
  • At the C:\Boot prompt, type ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old and press <Enter>.
  • At the C:\Boot prompt, type bootrec /rebuildbcd and press <Enter>.
  • The Boot Configuration File will be rebuilt at this point. Once it finishes, type exit and press <Enter>. Click the Restart button
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