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rpjkw11 December 27, 2012 07:18 AM

Help! PC won't boot up.....
 
...I get this error: NTLDR is missing.

Googling the message seems to indicate a HDD problem. My HDD is five years old on Windows XP and I was having no problems or strange sounds before this.

Any and all help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

KaptCrunch December 27, 2012 07:18 AM

check if your system is booting the OS drive first

rpjkw11 December 27, 2012 07:21 AM

WOW, that was fast!

Yes, it tries boot into my C drive and, untill the error message, all looks normal.


Thanks

enaberif December 27, 2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rpjkw11 (Post 680476)
WOW, that was fast!

Yes, it tries boot into my C drive and, untill the error message, all looks normal.

Thanks

You have 1 of 2 things generally going on with this.. an update was installed that has possibly caused an issue or your hard drive is starting to fail.

Being that its 5 years I would wager your hard drive is getting tired.

Find the brand of it and run the manufacturers tools on it or download UBCD or Hirens and run the utils from that cd.

Don't even bother with any other troubleshooting till you've ran tests on the hard drive.


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