What is “MTLDR” and “Recovery Console”?


New hard drive and can't load Win XP Pro. Get the

message MTLDR is missing.

Question answered November 22, 2004.

What is a "Recovery Console"?


This question was answered on December 4, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

MTLDR stands for Magtape Absolute Loader

Windows 2000 and XP allow to use on the system-drive

( C: ) the NTFS-file-system,

maintaining data-security but allowing limited access to the disk via the Recovery Console

to repair a damaged system (like to fix boot problems) Insert your Windows 2000 / XP installation CD-ROM and boot from CD-ROM :

(note : some Windows XP Revovery CD-ROM's do not allow to start the Windows SETUP,

in such cases you can try to use to create Windows XP Boot Floppy disks and boot from floppy).

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Posted by Kathy of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 4, 2005