Microsoft KB Archive/101862

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Err Msg: Boot - Can't Find NTLDR, or Windows Could Not Start..

Article ID: 101862

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

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If you attempt to start (boot) your system and encounter either of the following messages

Boot - can't find NTLDR.


Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <filename>.

you should run the Emergency Repair Process to restore one or more missing or corrupt system files. To start the repair process, you need to boot from your Windows NT boot disk and press R for Repair. You can verify and restore missing system files that prevent your system from booting. If a file is found to be missing or corrupt, you will be prompted to insert the Setup media containing that missing file so that it can be replaced. After all the files are scanned, you can then reboot your system.

Additional query words: prodnt err msg errmsg alert tshoot repair floppy

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