After upgrading my hard drive to WinXP, I received the NTLDR is missing message on "first boot." When I turn the power off and boot again, it starts up fine. What can I do to avoid having to boot twice each time I start my PC?
First, make sure you do not have a floppy in the drive or have CD-ROM booting enabled. Next, if this continues to occur, you need to perform a system repair to correct the problem with the NTLDR file. If this only happens periodically, you could have a lemon hard drive.
As a last resort, perform an upgrade install over the existing XP install. That should repair any problems if files were incorrectly written, corrupted, or deleted.
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