The files may be fine and dandy but your MBR could be hosed. Uh.. MBR=Master Boot Record. Basically the map of how the data on your hard drive is laid out. If you have a corrupted MBR or failing hard drive you'll get the "missing NTLDR" error message. It can be caused by other issues too. You may have accidentally cleaned out a critical system file (boot.ini or something) when you were doing your spring cleaning which would generate the same error.Originally Posted by nappyjim
The status bar filling up that you see prior to the Bluescreen is just windows loading all the device drivers and other things the operating system needs. The Bluescreen is happening at the init stage where those drivers are finally loaded into memory and the kernel attempts to execute the OS (this is where the XP logo splash screen appears). Something is missing or borked or a sector on your HD where a critical file lives is corrupted (and the data along with it).
You can try Recovery Mode from your installation CD (Repair the OS) or re-install. If after a re-install you still are getting errors you'll need to format the HD and start over. PM me if you need help saving your data or have other questions.