Activating OS Selector Destroyed External Boot

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by RAlfieri, May 8, 2006.

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  1. RAlfieri

    RAlfieri Registered Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    I had built an external drive to boot on it's own as C:. After activating the OS Director, the drive would no longer boot and gave me errors about the boot.ini being invalid, which resulted in a follow up message about ntldr not being found.

    Can someone explain what I did wrong? I could not figure out how to fix the problem other than to reimage the drive from a TrueImage backup.

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Rob,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Partition and Disk Managing Software.

    Please boot up from the Windows Bootable CD, then go to the Recovery Console (the first Repair option you come to).

    From the command prompt please type:

    COPY CDDrive:\I386\NTLDR C:\
    BOOTCFG /rebuild

    After that, please reboot your computer.

    After your operating system is loaded please activate Acronis OS Selector once again and see whether the problem remains. If it does remain then please create Acronis Report in the way described below:

    - Download and run Acronis Report Utility;
    - Select the "Create Bootable Floppy" option;
    - Insert a blank floppy disk in the A: drive and proceed with creation of the bootable floppy;
    - Boot the computer from this diskette and wait for report creation process to finish;
    - Collect the report file from the floppy.

    Please submit a request for technical support. Attach the collected report file to your request along with the step-by-step description of the actions taken before the problem appears and the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Kirill Omelchenko
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