technology and zen of life

“A heisenbug (named after the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) is a computer bug that disappears or alters its characteristics when an attempt is made to study it.”

NTLDR Missing

NTLDR is Missing. Press any key to Restart
NTLDR is Missing. Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart.
Boot: Couldn’t find NTLDR.Please insert another disk.

These are a couple of messages you don’t want to see when you start up your computer. But if you do see these do not worry… they can be resolved and hopefully while keeping your data intact. Firstly for those of you who are wondering what is NTLDR it is the NT boot loader from windows which is used by all windows operating systems since Windows 2000 (and previous NT versions). It is the file which tells the computer on how to start the operating system. More detailed information on how it works can be found on the Wikipedia page.

Now lets get to resolving the issue.

The main reason for the error NTLDR is Missing to occur is that your computer is trying to boot from a non-bootable source. This could be due to a non-bootable Disk in your Drive or also a Connected USB Disk/ Device or a smart card.
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Junk in your PC’s trunk!

The title sounds dirty doesn’t it? Well, that’s because every once in a while your PC gets filled with non-useful files in it. It will remain there, unless you go ahead and clean it.

– Q: “So what if they are gathered? My PC has a lot of memory! It’s not like it would eat up a lot of it!”

– A: “Most of the times it slows down the performance of your computer.”

If you would like to know how to increase the performance of your PC, then there is an article that tells you about it. But in this article I’m going to tell you about a very neat software called “Crap Cleaner”. It searches for non-useful files in your PC system, and tells you about their existence. It can remove them for you, if you choose to. So let’s go ahead and see what it is capable of, shall we?

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