http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/N/NTLDR.html NTLDR Short for NT Loader, a program loaded from the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT startup menu and helps Windows NT load. Often a user will see the message "NTLDR is Missing" after attempting to install Windows 2000 or Windows XP, or upgrade a Windows 95-based or Windows 98-based computer to Windows 2000 or Windows XP. The message appears after the first reboot. This occurs only if Windows 95 or 98 has been installed on a drive with the FAT32 file system. To correct the problem, the user must boot the computer with a Windows 95 or 98 Startup diskette or another bootable diskette with sys.com on it. Then, at the "A:\>" prompt, type "sys c:" and press "enter." A "System Transferred" prompt should appear and then the user must reboot the computer without the diskette. Lisa -----Original Message----- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of BREZZ132@xxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 5:12 PM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Dell Laptop My son brought me his Dell laptop. He was running Windows-2000 (NT w/FAT32) and his computer fails to boot up. The error message is:"NTLDR is missing" I assume that his hard drive is not being read to start the boot - - - but since I am running W98, I don't know what to do to help him. He does NOT have a floppy drive installed, only a DVD/CD-RW Any suggestions would be appreciated Matt, in Jupiter To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.