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hey i just reformatted the hard drive that contains my OS , which is winxp pro ( corperate ) ... its a fresh install .. the problem im having is when i shutdown and reboot it says that the NTDLR is missing .. BUT!! when i have my xp cd in the cdrom drive it will start up as normal .. how can i fix this without reformatting again.. or did i fudge somthing up during install?
    
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Reinstall or choose to repair and it should fix it. If you google the error you will come up with a better fix, I just can't remember exactly what you have to do.
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the problemis that ntdlr is missing go to windows with cd , explore cd go to
d:\\i386\
tldr --> c:\\
d:\\i386\
tdetect.com --> c:\\
    
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hey i just reformatted the hard drive that contains my OS , which is winxp pro ( corperate ) ... its a fresh install .. the problem im having is when i shutdown and reboot it says that the NTDLR is missing .. BUT!! when i have my xp cd in the cdrom drive it will start up as normal .. how can i fix this without reformatting again.. or did i fudge somthing up during install?
I believe NTDLR refers to not being able to find the Master Boot Record. More simply your bios could be setup with the wrong HDD as the primary drive.
Give this a try and see if it helps.
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hmm well i didnt change anything in my bios , and it was working as it should before i reformatted
    
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ok well i did what dkdeath and ste said to do and i looked into my bios to see what my boot order was , oddly enough the first device wasnt my main hardrive , so i set it to that drive and voila it booted up just fine .. so now im not sure if it was the missing files or the ntdlr missing lol .. but reps to both of ya , thanks!
    
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The problem was that the computer was trying to boot off of a hard drive that did not have Windows on it, so it couldn't find the master boot records giving you an NTLDR error, personally I have dealt with this particular error a number of times and its always annoying especially if you really do have to reinstall again
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Time to reinstall windows.
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