NTLDR is Missing- problem? Follow and solve the problem

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Interrelated errors as like bellow:

Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.

  • NTLDR is Missing
    Press any key to restart
  • Boot: Couldn’t find NTLDR
    Please insert another disk
  • NTLDR is missing
    Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart

Reasons for these errors:

  1. Corrupt NTLDR
  2. Seriously corrupted version of Windows server  2008 or Windows server 2012 or Windows XP or Windows 7
  3. Miss-configuration with the boot.ini file
  4. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record
  5. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source
  6. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS

Solution: 1 (System Repair)
1. Insert the Windows 7 setup or System Repair CD into the CD/DVD drive and then restart the PC.
2. Now boot into the Windows 7 setup CD/DVD. Press F12, to access the boot menu. Select boot into CD/DVD.
3. Now press any key to boot from Windows 7 CD when prompted.

KRDCITS-NTLDR Missing-24. Windows 7 installer will then pop up asking for language, format and input method. Make appropriate selections and then click on Next to continue.


5. Now click on Repair your computer.

KRDCITS-NTLDR Missing-46. It will then detect and list all installed operating systems. Choose appropriate OS from the list and click on Next.

NOTE: If you notice the list is blank then don’t panic; it is normal. Click on Next either way.

KRDCITS-NTLDR Missing-57. From the System Recovery Options, choose Startup Repair. Let it do its thing and acknowledge any notifications it might display.

KRDCITS-NTLDR Missing-6After repair, it will restart the computer and should fix the issue. If you still see the “NTLDR is missing” message, then try method #2.
Method#2: Bootrec and Check Disk (chkdsk)
Follow steps 1-5 from the Solutions #1.
6. This time instead of startup repair choose Command Prompt.
KRDCITS-NTLDR Missing-67. Now at the command prompt, type in the following commands, and press Enter.
bootrec /FixMbr
Bootrec /FixBoot
Bootrec /RebuildBcd
chkdsk drive: /C
chkdsk drive: /D
Note: Replace drive with the proper drive letter where your Windows 7 operating system resides.

Windows XP or 7 users:

Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the “R” key to repair Windows.
Log into your Windows installation by pressing the “1” key and pressing enter.
You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is “e.” This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

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