"NTLDR is missing" after Boot Camp; can't get further than that screen!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by orangeoranges, May 3, 2009.

  1. orangeoranges macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2009
    I tried installing Windows XP Profession on my macbook, and what I think happened was that the battery died when XP was being installed. Now I get the aforementioned screen and can't get any further even after taking out the Windows CD. When I re-inserted the CD, there was no promt of any sort to press something. What should I do?
  2. cuestakid macrumors 68000

    Jun 14, 2006
    San Fran
    You will likely have to start from scratch-NTLDR is a critical file that windows needs to boot. You could try to do what the link below does but it sounds like windows never completely installed so I dont think it would work.

    here is the link

  3. steveza macrumors 68000


    Feb 20, 2008
    The NTLDR message actually means that your boot.ini file is missing or points to the wrong location. If you boot off the XP CD again (hold down the option key at startup) then hit "R" for repair when you get to the install options screen.

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