*Sometimes I wonder if someone else has a ntldr is missing webpage out there and they have a different set of instructions but my email address.
*I got this email 6 days ago:
I did the floppy fixntldr you presented and it worked great! I had the NTLDR MISSING message.
However, when I went to double click on the fix item (#1 did it for me) the entire disk loaded into the start up sequence without offering a yes or no option. Now it is there as a permanent installation of the entire menu. This is fine except than now there is another startup problem due to a supposid "improper shutdown" Now, when the fix step is initiated it asks if I want to startup notmally, etc.
No matter which selection I make, the pcreboots and cycles back to the beginning - just a complete, unending cycle.
How can I remove the menu from the hard drive without booting? I tried a xp repair by booting with the xp installation cd but it still won't get past the cycle.
Any suggestions? If you can help I will certainly donate to the cause.
Thanks in advance,
*I apparently missed this one and didn't respond until today:
My apologies for such a delayed response. I'm a little uncertain if we are on the "same page". Did you follow the directions off http://ntldrismissing.com/ that forwards to http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
? I'm asking because I'm not sure of the context of "double click on the first item the entire disk loaded into the start up sequence without offering a yes or no option".
At any rate. If your computer is stuck in a reboot loop. Try pressing F8 as it is starting up, going into safe mode, and see if there's anything you can do there.
IE: Kill startup programs; uninstall new hardware drivers, set video settings to the lowest level, backup your data (most important), run chkdsk, etc.
If this doesn't get you back in, try options 2, 3, etc.
If you still can't get back into Windows, remove the drive, put it into an external storage enclosure, backup the data, reformat and reinstall.