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NTLDR is missing error

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I took apart my PC to clean it, i have put it back together and when i start it i get the following message:

"NTLDR is missing
Press Cntl+Alt+Del to restart"

if i restart i get the same message.

how can i solve this? any help would be appreciated


EDIT: i have tried booting with windows 7 CD and using the "repair" option, but i still get the same message.


Update: if i remove one of my hard drives (the one i use as storage only) the computer boots normaly, but if i have it plugged in, i get the NTLDR missing error.
Edited by BreakDown - 2/5/12 at 3:16pm
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Sounds like the boot order is messed up. In your BIOS you should have the option to set your Windows drive as the first drive to boot from.
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post #3 of 5
Just do a repair on the master boot record.
Sounds like when you put the PC back together, you put the drives on different controllers or ports then they normally were.

In case you need more info on how to do it:

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

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Edited by Nicnivian - 2/5/12 at 4:53pm
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I always use these commands. When in the repair command prompt. Thanks
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Open the Command Prompt and enter:
bootrec /FixMbr
Bootrec /FixBoot
Bootrec /RebuildBcd
post #5 of 5
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moving the second drive to another port and messing with the boot priorities on bios solved the issue. (i think it was trying to boot from a usb device... weird)

i got a couple of freezes but everything seems stable now.

thanks to all for the input, +rep:thumb:
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