It's 2 am and I am a happy camper. This happened after I uninstalled some old programs to try and improve performance. Couldn't have happened at a worse time. I'm a CPA and April 15 is next week. I'll be making a donation! God Bless!
This solution is awesome! i have used it 23 times! and 22 out of 23 worked!
I have no idea why my computer suddenly wouldn't boot up; I hadn't changed anything. But your solution worked!! All the other 'help' pages were gobbledegook to me, but yours walked me through everything very clearly.Thank you so much! I would have lost 3 days work if it hadn't been for you!
You saved my ass, and i thank you for that.
Thanks soooooooo much. You saved me. I thought I was going to have to go through my GCSEs on the school's computer. Thanks soo much!www.majentareviews.webs.comyoutube.com/majentareviews
Miles,"NTLDR is missing" is one of the most frustrating errors a computer user can experience. Your solution not only worked, but your instructions were presented in a clear, concise manner that kept me from experiencing the stress of searching everywhere online for the correct answer. You have my most sincere thanks and respect.
Thank you Miles. The message occurred when uninstalling program files. Fortunately I did have a 2nd computer to search the net for a solution. Regards, Leon
Awesome!! You indeed deserve a donation.Vaibhav from India.
YOU ARE THE MAN!!! It worked like a charm!! I had a Power outage in my neighborhood and when it came back, I was getting the NTLDR error! Freaked out I Googled it and found your site. Using a Windows 7 Laptop I was able to make a cd-rom and using my external hard drive was able to bring up Windows and your instructions to copy and paste the files from the disc worked perfectly!!! I can't thank you enough!!!!
Thank you so much!
Ok, here's one .I decided to add a spare 200gb hardrive, which had to be faulty(intermittently knocking), hence must have become spare from a while ago. Anyhow,my pc did work until the HD decided to overheat and then corrupt. I then removed it, re-booted and voila!, I got NTLDR is missing. Copied the files across to the system drive, and still to no avail. Followed the ntldr.exe(menus 1 to 10) , and still not working. Daft as it may sound,I looked into the bios, (6 HD's to choose from!), and found that the boot order was incorrect, and the system was trying to boot from a storage drive and not the system drive. Lesson learnt, check teh simple things in life before trying to strip every thing down...
Thank you so much for your help and knowledge. i wasted days trying to find a solution until i found your solution, worked without complications. Once again, thank you. God bless you :)
WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!I have no CD drive and no floppy, so I was stuck--I will definitely be making a donation!Thanks for posting this!
Used the fix and it worked great.I did a complete reload on a Compaq with Windows XP from a Microsoft CD. I did not blast the recovery partition before starting. I didn't want that partition to be part of my Ghost image because it was 5 Gb, so I deleted it. That's when I got the error.A full build for me takes about 4 hours. It was well worth the small donation to not have to do that again. I hope you can enjoy a beer on me. Thanks.
Awesome, worked like a charm!! Cheers so much for this fix!
My son called me with the news that the computer would do nothing but display an "NTLDR is missing" message. I tried to give him instructions over the phone, like Robert Stack in "Airplane." Got home, realized the problem is serious. Luckily, I found your site on my Blackberry, followed the instructions and...civilization has returned! Thanks you so much. Couple of suggestions: for Dummies (like yours truly) you could explain how to find the appropriate files for copying from the cd drive to the c drive (I just used the search function, but I was thrown at first when I didn't see the files on the menu). Also, the last instruction, the final instruction, the driving of the golden spike instruction, was different on my machine. I had to go system-advanced-start up and recovery. Just a different set of menus, but again, I was worried that I'd get oh-so-close to the goal and fall short. Anyway, the story ends happily thanks to you, and I'm very grateful!
Thank you so much - this worked like a charm - thank you so so much!!!!!
Thank you so much, 100% working. Donation will follow.Linkejimai, Kestas.Lithuania
you are the fucking guy my friend if i had money i would donate some to you!
I took your advice a while back and it worked a treat. Never got around to properly fixing the laptop boot up sequence issue so when I got the same problem recently, I returned to your page via another laptop and followed the clear instructions - many thanks, you've been a great help !Simon H
please register my thanks and god bless you! You have saved me as i spent 2 sleepless nights 4 this!As i am unemployed, i will donate as soon.
Thank you for the very clear instructions. I followed them to the "T." The only problem I had with making the bootable USB drive is that once it's in the bootable state. I'm unable to paste any additional files in it as the instructions require. Please help. :(
@anonymous Regarding changing the boot files in the usb drive; if you want to change the boot files, change the files in the "dos system files" folder when using the "HPUSBFW.EXE" file to format the USB stick;if you need more help, just repost a comment to this blog, or tweet me @ntldrismissing
Super stuff from you. All other methods were too tricky and risky. But recovering the windows in such a simple way is amazing. Deleted some stuff(hidden system files) from c drive(will nvr do it again) and faced this problem. Was thinking of contacting some technical guy for this job. but your work made it easy for me. Thanks a lot!
Awesome....It worked for me -Must appreciate the article and the way it's been described.
THANX FOR SAVING MY NETBOOK! I accidently compressed my ntldr file and got the error (bootmgr is compressed). I used a usb drive with your files and it worked! At first i had trouble finding the usb drive letter to type in (a:\>bootpart winnt boot:b:). After i got in i uncompressed ntldr and three other files next to it and now it works fine. THANX AGAIN!
Great help to me.Many thanks, Ian UK
Thank you very much for sharing the excellent technique and it came as a great help to me at a critical situation. Thanks a lot!!!!
I just want to say thanks so much!! My C drive was filling up with a bunch of crap, honestly, I was so frustrated and just deleted all these files except for the program fodlers and what not but I guess I deleted the nt and boot files. Anyways, I can not afford to lose this PC yet, even though it's many years old. You see, I am in the process of sponsoring my wife to come to Canada and I haven't been able to print out our emails, IM chat logs and pictures.So when I couldn't get into my PC, I started freaking out! I am definitely going to get this stuff done so I don't freak out like this again. I don't have any means at the moment to make a donation but when I do, just know that it was me that made the big one!
excellent tutorial. thank you very much, everything went smoothly.
Seriously rocking solutions, sir!Brand new install for customer with massive viruses, and the bios cannot find the boot sector without your solution 1! Some kind of sata/ide goofup? I don't know, I have tried most everything, but will try some of your suggestions. Found your solution on a certain well known boot-tools disc, and wanted just your tool, as a permanent solution to the customer's machine that would be fairly painless for a noob. Solution: small bootable usb drive permanently installed!! donation sent!!
A great fix, worked 1st time. Thanks for the tutorial, have it bookmarked just in case I need to come back to it....! Turnkey from UK
Great Stuff Man!Worked on Option 6.
Dude you are a life saver so donating money tommorrow :D
Really nice job buddy.A million thanks for the help!!
worked very well,the earth keeps revolving bcause of people like you :)
excellent i never saw a perfect online solution like this you are amazing sorry to say i am unable to donate now but i will for sure when i have job aditya india
thanks it works
You have saved me a lot of headache sir and I commend your effort with much gratitude for your sharing philosophy. Having no facilities to offer cash at this time I hereby allocate your name a place on my list of worthy people. Miles Comer: a pillar of civilisation in being a man who clears the way for others for the sake of ideology and not the promise of reward. I accept your condition of posting an automated solution of my own and will act on it when I have the right idea. Thanks :)
Gateway LT20 back in action after replacing the HDD with SSD. Thank you so much!
STILL WORKING ! ! ! Hard to believe your solution is still working after all these years. Miles, you are the MAN! Thanks for sharing your efforts with the world. missing NTLDR was a bitch to solve without an install disc and I was close to wiping my hard drive and installing an OS of questionable origin before finding your work on tinyempire.com. If only I had $$; I'd gladly donate to your cause. Excellent!
You're a genius!! This was great - very simple solution to a potentially catastrophic problem.Many, many thanks! My donation is on the way.
Hey, thank you so much, it works for me. I just deleted the files accidentally and i dont have a cd. the usb thing works for me..thank you...thank you....
hey, just wanted to say thanks a lot. happened to me today, i don't have the slightest idea why, but once i rebooted my win xp laptop i got "NTDLR missing" thing, and after spending some time searching the net on my other laptop trying to figure out how to fix it and seeing everone saying that i'd need a win cd to fix it i was kinda lost. but somehow i found your website and followed the steps and here i am :) thanks a lot still works and id recommend this website to all my friends!
2014 and I gotta pass the love on Miles...you saved my ass on an old XP machine that I dual booted and then formatted the main drive to use as storage..have a beer on me man!
WOW!! it worked... I tried all other solutions from other websites, and only this one worked with me.....Thank you very much.
thanks, it worked for me :)
Thank you! Worked like a charm. Instructions were easy to follow and I was able to get in and access all my files. I dontated $5 through Pay Pal, because I was so grateful for your help!!
Thank you!I have been so frustrated with this stupid error for a while now. No other site (including Microsoft) was able to help me figure this out. Thank you so much for putting so much work into this and helping me work through this issue.
Hey,Thank you very much for these valuble information. I was being so frustrated without my laptop. I cant thank enough you. Such a great work. Keep up.
THANK YOU sooooooo much!!! Worked perfectly on the 1st try! Easy to do by myself and awesome step-by-step! You rock!
After a lot of research, I could finnally fix the f... laptop. Thanks to you, sir!
You are a life saver. worked great had me up and running in no time Thank you very much.
Excellent job, Miles. Thought my laptop was a goner and didn't want to be forking out for a new one, so I was mightily relieved to find your fix. I'm far from flush but this was a snip at $5. Have a beer on me! Many thanks.
I could just KISS you! I searched high and low for a solution to my problem but was on a frustrating wild goose chase until I found your site! I am a babe in the woods when it comes to computer tech but was able to reboot my machine (TWO actually) with success! (That does strike me as odd that it would hit my second PC only a few days later!)I need the start-up to reboot everytime now but I don't mind. Thank you so very much!
Worked great, thanks so much!!
THANK YOU! Your instructions were soo helpful. My computer is saved! Again, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much. This saved me A LOT of time. :-)
I thank you for having this available. I remember coming across this a few years ago and forgot about it. Found it again and it helped me again! Thank you
I have encountered the "Ntldr is missing" problem for the second time simply by installing new software. Your files fixed the problem, andyou have now saved my computer twice with your helpful, informative, and easy to understand instructions. Thank you very much.
Thanks Miles! I spent many hours trying to fix a friend's computer. Your simple fix and excellent instructions did the trick.
You're the man. got it working on first trial. I have been needing this fix for a long time.
hi there, this is brilliant. thanks so much. you really got me out of a jam. i'll donate when i can.cheers from ireland.
Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!
Thanks, it works!
Thank you SO MUCH! This helped fix an old laptop that I was messing with! It's been years that it has been broken until I found your fix! THANK YOU, PC GENIUS!
Oh god, my laptop had a ton of illustrative work on it, and I had no idea what ntldr even meant so it was a scary task to get through, but THANK YOU SO MUCH, I'm able to continue all my work again and it was an easy fix. :')
Very nice, it worked clean! free of error, thanks "thanks, it worked for me"
thank you, was dreading doing this, but after getting a proper software to burn to CD and burned the 64-bit iso on the cd, the NTLDR issue was fixed on the 1st attempt. You saved me time, agony and money and I donated. Many thanks!
thank you so much my daughter accidentally deleted ntldr settings i did not have another computer so i brought a hirens disk from ebay for 1.59p so if you cant burn a disc this is another way of doing it xxx
Hello Sir, I just want to say thank you for the tutorial you made in fixing the missing NTLDR. It really easy to understand even for someone who don't know much about computer like myself. Excellent!
Miles, thank you. You are excellent. Do you believe in god? Because god bless you!
Hi, Miles! You are excellent. Do you believe in god? Because god bless you!
THANKS!! TOTALLY WORKED!!
Just ... thank you. Thank you.
First thanks a lot, sorry can't help financially) Just a small experience sharing. I first tried to do the stuff with a 8GB usb and chose the FAT option, it gave an error that the USB is too large, so next I just changed to FAT32 and it worked perfectly!
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