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When you start a computer running Windows, the boot process may not succeed, and you may receive the following error message:
This behavior can occur if the Ntdetect.com file is missing or damaged.
Windows NT 4.0To resolve this issue in Windows NT 4.0, use the Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) to restore the boot files:
Windows 2000To resolve this issue in Windows 2000:
For additional information about using an ERD, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/103280/EN-US/ )Using an Emergency Repair Disk Created by Windows NT
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/129037/EN-US/ )Windows NT 3.5x and 4.0 Emergency Repair Process Screens
Article ID: 242112 - Last Review: March 1, 2007 - Revision: 3.4