Fix NTLDR Missing Error – Press any key to restart
NTLDR Errors Apply To:
- “NTLDR is missing Press any key to restart”
- “Boot: Couldn’t find NTLDR Please insert another disk”
- “NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart”
Other possible causes includes corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors, an outdated BIOS, and damaged or loose IDE cables.
2. Check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD) drives for media and disconnect any external drives. Most of the times, the “NTLDR is Missing” error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk, CD/DVD, or external hard drive or flash drive.
Note: If you find that this is the cause of your problem and it’s happening a lot, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive with Windows installed should be listed first.
There is usually an Auto setting for hard drive and optical drive configurations in BIOS which is usually a safe bet if you’re not sure what to do.
Important: If you can’t access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.