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Fix 'NTLDR Is Missing' with Windows 10/8/7 Fail to Start/Boot Error

2016-06-08 16:05:24 Posted by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Received 'NTLDR is missing' message in computer? Windows 10/8/7 fail to load or start with ntldr missing error? How to fix 'NTLDR is missing error' in Windows 10, 8 or 7? Follow this article to fix 'NTLDR is missing' error with Windows 10/8/7 fail to boot issue with ease now.

This tutorial article mainly introduces effective solutions or methods to help Windows users fix Windows 10/8/7 etc systems fail to load or start issues with "NTLDR is missing" error message. If your computer cannot boot or fails to load Windows with this error, read this passage and find effective solutions to solve it right now.

NTLDR Is Missing error with Windows 10/8/7 fail to load issue.

  1. What is NTLDR
  2. Windows 10/8/7 fail to load with 'ntldr is missing' error
  3. How to fix "NTLDR Is Missing" error in Windows 10/8/7
  4. Method 1. Fix Windows fail to boot with "NTLDR Is Missing" error with bootable disk
  5. Method 2. Fix 'NTLDR is missing' with Windows fail to load error by restarting Windows from Recovery Console
  6. Method 3. Fix 'ntldr is missing' error in Windows 10/8/7 by Startup Repair

Let's follow these tutorial guide to fix 'NTLDR Is Missing" error with effective methods now.

What is NTLDR?

NTLDR, which is an abbreviation form of NT loader, works as the boot loader for all releases of Windows NT operating systems. NTLDR is typically run from the primary hard disk drive and it can also run from portable storage evices like USB flash drive, CD-ROM etc. NT loader also can load a non NT-based OS with the appropriate boot sector in a file.

NTLDR contains three major files: ntldr (main boot loader), NTDETECT.COM (required for booting NT-based OS) detects basic hardware information for a successful boot and boot.ini (boot configuration).

Problem: Windows 10/8/7 fail to start, not load with "NTLDR is missing" error

"Update Windows 10 into the latest version, but it failed to load. An error message popped up and warned me "NTLDR is missing". What can I do?"

"My computer just cannot start. I tried several times, an "NTLDR is missing" message just won't disappear. How to fix this problem?"

"It seems that the computer with Windows 8 cannot find the NTLDR, and the system cannot boot. Help!"

Serious problems may occur when Windows cannot load or fail to boot with ntldr is missing error. You may not be able work or enjoy wonderful internet life, losing clients, money and even jobs. So it's vitally important to fix Windows 10/8/7 fail to load issue when such a problem occur to your PC. Don't bother, here below effective methods will help you out.

How to Fix "NTLDR Is Missing" error in Windows 10/8/7?

If you are having a similar problem in Windows 10, 8 or 7 and fail to load system when NTLDR is missing in your PC, relax. Here below, you'll find effective methods to fix this problem and get Windows system to be booted normally again.

Method 1. Fix Windows fail to boot with "NTLDR Is Missing" error with bootable disk

This method will be very helpful to help users restart computer when the system fails to load or boot due to different reasons. And yes, the Windows load issue with ntldr is missing error can also be fixed by this method. But the boot disk shall be created when the system is alright. 

All you need is to create a boot disk into a CD or USB drive and boot computer from the disk when system failure problem happen. So how to create a bootable disk? EaseUS partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master will do. And you can choose to apply this software to create the bootable disk into a USB drive or CD within simply clicks right now.

Create bootable disk to fix ntldr is missing error in Windows .

Now you can use the EaseUS WinPE bootable disk to restart your computer and fix the ntldr is missing error.

  1. 1. Insert or connect the bootable disk with computer and restart computer;
  2. 2. Choose to boot from EaseUS WinPE bootable disk;
  3. Then the computer will boot smoothly.
  4. 3. Then you can go to a healthy computer which runs exact the same Windows system as your computer and copy the Ntldr file, the Ntdetect.com file, and the Boot.ini file to your present system partition in local hard disk. 

Or you can also find copy those files from the boot disk to the system partition in your computer.

Method 2.  Fix 'NTLDR is missing' with Windows fail to start error by restarting Windows from Recovery Console

1. Use Windows Setup disk/CD-ROM to restart PC, at the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair Windows installation > Press C to repair Windows installation by using the Recovery Console;
2. Type the Windows installation number and press Enter > Type Administrator password and press Enter > Type map and press Enter.
3. Type: copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\ and hit Enter > Type: copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ and hit Enter.
If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.
4. Type: type c:\Boot.ini and hit Enter.
5.Later type: exit and hit Enter. 
Computer will restart automatically. After this, you’ll get a healthy computer with Windows system back.

Method 3. Fix 'ntldr is missing' error in Windows 10/8/7 by Startup Repair 

1. Download the Windows 10/8/7 etc ISO files on a working computer. Then you can perform a startup repair to fix the ntldr missing error.
2. Download official IOS media for Windows from Microsoft and save in a USB drive. Then connect it with computer and boot computer from Windows DVD/USB. 
You can refer to the Computer manufacturer BIOS manual for options to set the boot priority.
3. Restart computer by pressing F8;
When the Windows logo appears, try again and wait tile the Windows logon prompt appears. Then shut down and restart computer.
4. Set Language and a keyboard input method and click Next.
5. Set User name and type your Password and then click OK.
6. Under System Recovery Options, click Startup Repair.
Allow the process to complete and Startup Repair will fix problems in Windows automatically.
7. Click Finish in Startup Repair when the process complete and then restart your computer.