Laptop problems

Posted: 4/1/2007 2:12:13 PM

From: bristol, England

Joined: 3/18/2006

When i turn my Laptop on it comes up with the message:

NTLDR is missing
Press ctrl+alt+del to restart
If you restart then it just come up again.

Just wondering if any of you guys know what to do.

Posted: 4/1/2007 2:49:07 PM

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Joined: 12/30/2006

It's saying it can't find one of the files (NTDLR / NT Loader) needed to boot Windows. This could mean there's a problem with your hard disk, or your boot sector's corrupt, or your copy of Windows is corrupt, or you've got a loose IDE cable, or you've left a floppy or a CD in the drive or other causes which you can find highlighted here ( because Google is easy to use.
Posted: 4/2/2007 12:03:03 PM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

It sounds like it just needs tuning. You have to take off the case and turn L5 a little....

Sorry, I got caught up in one of the standard stick answer to help threads....

Good luck.
Posted: 4/8/2007 11:26:01 PM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

Ah yes! The old missing NTLDR issue. It's true that if a floppy disk is in the drive when rebooting, or starting, you'll get this error. Or if the O/S is corrupted.

In computer technician training, missing LTLDR caused me to spend an our trying to figure out what was physically wrong with a machine before my instructor reached down, and popped the floppy out of the drive.

I wish I'd seen this thread a few days ago, but it looks like someone else was there to help out.

I hope that's all it was, I mean if it was just a floppy disk in the drive, that is.

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