Oh it goes on. and i was not going to work on XP this year, but, Steve had problems with his HP compaq nx7010. that olde one. NTLDR is missing – press ctrl alt del to restart.
Once again, this procedure resolved the problem. Now off to invoice Steve.
Boot into recovery console –
copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
then run fixboot. FIXBOOT is writing a new boot sector – the new bootsector was successfully written.