Where is NTLDR located


Trying to restore my computer to original factory default using the system restore cd, following directions along with other disks, but when i restart i get a message, couldn't find NTLDR and boots into windows instead of restoring mode


This question was answered on January 30, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you attempt to install Windows XP or upgrade to a computer that runs windows 95, windows 98 or Windows ME you may receive the following message" NTLDR is missing" This can occur if your existing system (Windows 95,98 or ME) installation was cloned and then applied to a drive that has a different geometry from that of the source drive of the cloned copy.

To resolve this issue you must restart your computer by using a windows 95,98 or me startup disk that contains Sys.com file.you must make a backup copy of the msdos.sys file in the root directory of your system drive type attrib -h-r-s c:\msdos.sys rename msdos.sys *.ysy and then at the command prompt type sys c: this command rewrites the windows 95,98 or me boot code with accurate BPB information Resart your computer to windows and then try to install Windows XP.

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 30, 2003