What is NTLDR and Ntdetect com?

The NTLDR and Ntdetect.com files are important system files that are used by your computer to start the Windows XP operating system. Sometimes these files can be damaged, corrupted or deleted. This is usually brought to your attention by the ‘NTLDR is Missing’ error message.

What is boot INI file used for?

The Boot. ini file is a text file that contains the boot options for computers with BIOS firmware running NT-based operating system prior to Windows Vista.

Why is booting required?

Booting happens when you start the computer. This happens when we turned ON the power or the computer restarts. The system BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) makes the peripheral devices active. Further, it requires that the boot device loads the operating system into the main memory.

How to fix NTLDR is missing?

NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

  • NTLDR is missing Press any key to restart.
  • Boot: Couldn’t find NTLDR Please insert another disk.
  • What does it mean NTLDR is missing?

    The error could be a fluke. Check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD/BD) drives for media and disconnect any external drives. Often times, the “NTLDR is missing” error will appear if your computer is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD, external hard drive, or flash drive. If you find that this is the cause of your problem and it’s happening a lot, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive with Windows installed is listed first.

    Where is NTLDR located?

    The NTLDR is a program loaded from the hard drive boot sector. The NTLDR file is normally located in the root directory of the active partition on the first boot drive. If NTLDR is missing, you may receive some errors such as “NTLDR is missing, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart.”

    How do I fix BOOTMGR is missing Windows XP?

    Remove all floppy disks,CDs,and DVDs from your computer,and then restart your computer by using the computer’s power button.

  • On the Advanced Boot Options screen,use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer,and then press Enter.
  • Select a keyboard layout,and then select Next.
  • Select a user name,type the password,and then select OK.