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09-08-2004, 09:41 AM
I was installing two hard drives in my system. and after reboot I get the messege NTLDR is missing what is it
09-08-2004, 04:12 PM
Hello buckjann, welcome to The PC Guide forums!
We need your system specs!
What operating system are you using?
How did you add the new drive or are they both new?
If you added a new drive as slave to the old drive did you change the jumper on the old drive to master with slave?
09-08-2004, 05:23 PM
ntldr is the file that a Win2K/XP partition boot sector needs to "hook into" in order to continue with the boot processes.
It can, rarely, be actually corrupted or missing but it is more common for the pointers in the boot.ini file to have become incorrect by changing partitions or drives - which is what you appear to have done.
In order to give proper advice we need to know all the partitions on both drives, what was on the original setup, whether partitions are FAT or NTFS, which is the master and so on.
The more specific information the better and the text of the contents of the boot.ini file can also be very helpful.
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