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What is the NTLDR file and why is it corrupt?

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2014-09-13 09:40:13
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On Windows NT-based operating systems such as Windows XP, NTLDR is the file that is launched by the boot sector and is what loads the NT kernel. It can become corrupt for a number of reasons. For instance, this could be a sign that your hard drive is about to fail. When a hard drive is about to crash, it will sometimes boot into Windows while other times it will complain about corrupt files. It could also become corrupt because of a virus, bumping the PC, or maybe a bad shutdown of the PC.

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"Ntldr" has no extension. Also "hosts" has no extension. "Ntldr" is an executable file, and "hosts" is a text file (but that would be an answer to a different question).


There are so many causes for this error and most common are following 1 Computer is booting from a non-bootable media. 2 Computer BIOS Setting is not proper for hard disk drive 3 Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. 4 Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file 5 Corrupt boot sector / master boot record 6 Virus infections, human errors, power outages


NTLDR is a boot up (software) problem the file may be corrupt or you may be booting from the wrong disc. Check out the web page at computerhope.com below there is extensive information on troubleshooting for this problem.


NTLDR is indeed a key boot file in Windows 2000 and all of the Windows operating systems since Windows NT. A machine will not boot without that file.


ntldr file is the main boot loader file for all releases of Windows NT operating system up to and including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. .NTLDR (abbreviation of NT loader). NTLDR's first action is to read the Boot.ini file.[5] NTLDR allows the user to choose which operating system to boot from at the menu. For NT and NT-based operating systems, it also allows the user to pass preconfigured options to the kernel.


Any file which couldn't open or show garbage data if it open, that is called corrupt file.


If the system drive is C, then the address is C:\


I Think its BOOT.INI, but it might be NTLDR



A corrupt file can corrupt other computer files too in the system so it is necessary to repair the corrupt file as soon as yourecognize. File corruption can happen due to several reasons like virus attack, power failure, hardwareproblemetc.


In the root folder on the system drive.


Ntldr located is C:\i386\ntldr C:\i386\ntdetect.com or C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\ntldr posted by Josepharulselvan.R


The Ntldr file reads and loads the boot menu in Windows XP. The file runs from the hard drive but can be run from portable storage devices.


If you are on Windows XP, do the following: 1) Open any document folder. 2) Go to "Tools". 3) Go to "Folder Options". 4) Go to "View" tab. 5) Choose "Show hidden files, folders, and drives". 6) Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)". 7) Go to "C:\". 8) Find "ntldr" file. 9) Simply delete "ntldr" file. 10) Restart your computer and it will not start properly.


if your talking about a corrupt file, that means that part of the game is damaged. you can get a new disk, try to repair the disk, or install the game with out the corrupt file.


copy_d:\i386\ntldr c:\By babuye Getachoo


One of you windows operating system important files has been corrrupted,deleted or unreadable.That will be the main cause that your NTLDR cant load. I found it similar to this one. It is worth pointing out that the ntldr file is usually missing due to virus attack. You hould run an antivirus scan as soon as possible after you have repaired on the disk.


no it doesnt corrupt your game but it does freeze it but dont worry about your save :)


You can fix the Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express Error, Corrupt resources file, Unable to read resources from this file because of invalid header information, by downloading a new set up that is not corrupt.


Data in Computers is stored in Files in a well defined format that is recognized by a set of applications designed and built to create/read/modify/delete the structure.Corrupt file means structure of the file has been changed or is unreadable from the source.


NTLDR will default to \Windows on the first partition of the first hard drive.




A person can make a corrupt video file by stopping the video as it as being processed. A person may also scratch the CD or DVD, so that the video is no longer playable.




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