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Making a boot disk to fix "NTLDR is missing" for Windows XP

It's possible you can fix this by unplugging a USB device or setting the PC's BIOS back to defaults. If that doesn't fix it, this boot disk will work around boot sector issues and missing boot files; but it won't make a difference if you have an incorrect BIOS configuration, a large number of missing or corrupt files, a bad hard drive, or Windows isn't installed.

Looking for something else? Fixing NTLDR is missing on Windows Vista/7/8/10. OR Install XP on a netbook. OR Explain NTLDR/PC booting.

Step 1. Get a blank floppy/CD/USB and find a PC to make it on

It doesn't have to be blank, but whatever is on it will get erased. You will need a working computer to create it.

A smartphone or tablet won't cut it, if you don't have a working PC try a friend, neighbor, library, FedEx Kinkos, or Internet Cafe in your area. What if my other PC isn't Windows, but a Mac / Linux or another OS.

Step 2. Go to http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm or ntldrismissing.com

Sometimes Google still points to this page, go to http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm for the rest of the instructions. If you want to skip to a professional product, you can go immediately to Lazesoft ntldrismissing.com

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