NTLDR is missing...

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by maxy007, Mar 18, 2009.

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  1. maxy007

    maxy007 Registered Member

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    Hi there,
    I have 2 fixed drives C (boot) & D(backups) and a 1 TB drive which I've partitioned. I had no problems sharing the drives across the network except for the D drive.

    As it isn't the main drive I copied everything from that drive to another, formatted the D drive using DD then put the files and folders back and was able to share the drive on my network.

    Here's the problem. When I rebooted I received a NTLDR is missing message. I used the vista recovery disk and found some instructions on the net to use the command prompt and fixboot or something like that. When I tried to repair vista showed my vista install was on E drive and not C. Somehow I got the PC to boot and work but when I reboot I just get a blank screen and have to use the vista boot recovery disk to find the install and repair it.

    Is there a way to fix this properly?

    Cheers & Thanks

    Maxy
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Maxy,

    Welcome to the forum.

    It sounds like the BIOS may have changed the default booting drive somewhere in your changes. When you did the Vista repair, it setup the booting files on that drive and not the Vista drive.

    I would disconnect the non-Vista drive and make sure the BIOS has the Vista drive set as the booting drive. Vista doesn't use NTLDR so that message was probably from the other drive.

    Boot to the DD CD and make sure that the Vista partition is set as the Active partition. If it's not, set it and apply the change.

    Next, boot to the Vista DVD and do a boot repair. You may need to run the automatic repair several times (with reboots back to the Vista DVD). In addition, you may need to run the following commands from the Command Prompt (<ENTER> means to press the ENTER key):
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    bootrec /fixmbr <ENTER>
    bootrec /fixboot <ENTER>
    When you reconnect the other drive, make sure to check the BIOS boot list and verify that the Vista drive is still set as the booting drive before you try to boot into Vista.
     
  3. maxy007

    maxy007 Registered Member

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    Thanks mate!!
    I'll give that a go.

    Cheers,

    Maxy
     
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