Hard Drive Crash, now ntldr missing

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  1. GrumpyAeroGuy

    GrumpyAeroGuy Registered Member

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    OK, I am sure this is not difficult, but I am confused.

    My C: drive experienced a catastrophic failure. I purchased a new one, and installed it to the machine

    I had the c:\ drive backed up via a cyclic backup on my other hard drive.

    I booted into the Paragon recovery CD and sucesssfully restored C: (to the new drive, drive 0) from the backup on F: That all went well.

    Upon rebotting the machine, I get the ntldr is missing message.

    Now, I can get into the OS (Win 7 Pro) via the recovery CD and having it scan to find the OS and then booting to it.

    So, it seems that my boot record is hosed. I am not terribly experienced with these things, so, what do I do.

    I tried the "repair" stuff on the recovery CD, all to no avail.

    The drive containing the OS is HD 0 in the BIOS.

    It seems to me that the machine, none-the-less, is trying to boot from the second hard drive (drive 1).

    I'm lost.

    The GOOD news: I know I have all of my stuff, just gotta get past this.

    What do I do to get past this?
     
  2. GrumpyAeroGuy

    GrumpyAeroGuy Registered Member

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    OK, I FIXED IT.....

    Here's what I learned today:

    It seems that my computer thought that the OS was on Disk1 (not sure why)

    The partition with the OS was restored to Disk 0 (I know why, I did it)

    Tried to repair boot problems with Win7 DVD, all to no avail.

    FINALLY, I thought, "What woudl happen if I unplugged Disk 1 (SATA cable)?

    I did that, booted from the Win7 DVD ---> Repair My Computer

    I allowed it to automatically fix any issues. It did. Rebooted.

    ALL IS WELL... I then booted to the new drive, only the second disk wasn't there, as I had unplugged it.

    Shut down, plugged in the second disk again, and we are BACK TO NORMAL...:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :D :D :D

    BTW:

    Kudos to Paragon Software:

    Main Hard Drive has catastrophic failure.

    Buy New Drive

    Restore C Drive from latest cyclic backup which runs every M, W and Sat.

    Fix boot problem...

    Back up and running.... Files lost: ZERO

    Elasped Time: 3.5 hours

    Elapsed Time if I had known what to do about the boot problem right off the bat: 2.25 hours.

    1TB hard Drive = $85

    Paragon Software = $50

    Restored machine after catastrophic HD failure: PRICELESS :D
     
  3. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    Hi GAG,

    Good to hear it worked out well for you.:D
     
  4. GrumpyAeroGuy

    GrumpyAeroGuy Registered Member

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    Appreciate it.... Had one of those barracudas that had issues. Just ceased to exist one evening.

    Glad I had paragon and the cyclic backups...
     
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