View Full Version : CDBOOT: Unable to find NTLDR

08 August 2005, 06:44 PM
I'm trying to upgrade a Win98 system to Windows 2000 but after a clean format using a disk utility, when I boot fom the Windows 2000 CD, I get CDBOOT: NTLDR not found. I was able to boot from a set of floppies but when I get into the install, it says, "setup cannot find the end user license agreement, press f3 to restart."

I went through the MS knowledgebase and found a thing telling me to recreate the system files on C, using a bootdisk and "sys c:" but it didn't do a thing and I get the same problem... any ideas?

And to add, I've tried this with my windows 98, 95, and NT CD and all of them refuse to boot and give me funky errors. Windows 98 pops a shizat of ASCII blah all over the screen, Win95 says "unable to find CD boot" and NT just doesn't read.

08 August 2005, 04:50 AM
This link may have the solution for you:

08 August 2005, 05:38 AM
nope.... *cries*

I came across a similar one too and it was not the solution... it's a freaking pain in the !@@#$!#@$%@#%^#$^$%^.

08 August 2005, 04:24 PM
After you've done 'fdisk' and 'sys c:' etc. etc. etc.
Does your system boot to at least a c:> prompt ?

08 August 2005, 04:42 PM
yeah, C is no problem. It's just whenever I try to boot from the CD, I get NTLDR cannot be found.... could be a tangent, but could it possibly be I have a bad CD ROM drive?

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