NTLDR is missing, press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart - on a new install

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by JohnG, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. JohnG

    JohnG Guest

    Just installed a brand new replacement system disk into my PC and loaded
    WINXP Pro.

    After installation I get the NTLDR is missing message on rebooting.

    If install CD is left in, I don't get the message.

    Any ideas as to why I'm getting this error on a clean install?
     
    JohnG, Feb 28, 2007
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  2. JohnG

    Burn0u7 Guest

    If you have multiple hard drives in your machine your system bios may be
    picking up the MBR (Master Boot Record) from a drive that does not contain
    boot information for the OS.

    XP PRO 32bit has really really bad drive management. You may need to go into
    your system bios setup utility (Read the manual for your machine or your
    motherboard) and go to the boot menu and tell your system what drive to start
    from first.

    Doesnt exactly make any sense that if you simply just put the mce setup disk
    into your drive it boots normally.
     
    Burn0u7, Mar 3, 2007
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