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Windows 7: "Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

05 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 32bit
"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Computer Specs:
CPU: I5-2400
MB: Asus Pz868
Ram: Corsair 8GB Vengeance LP
Using on board VIdeo For now
Maxtor HD Sata
WD Raptor Sata
HP Lightscribe DVD-r Drive Sata

Problem I was having once I completed my new build with old system parts was as listed in title. It started out as select proper boot device, and now it states ntldr is missing. From what I have been reading it seems as if my partition with my windows 7 install is not set active. I do not have my windows 7 DVD only my old vista DVD. I tried to boot into it to make use of CMD and attempt to make my partition active but I was unsuccessful to even get into CMD. I went into bios and forced booted from the drive with the OS and still same error, also I attempted to disable the other sata and run the computer again with no success also. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. I will be sitting by my laptop all night until this computer gets running.

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05 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 32bit

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.
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05 May 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

From the command prompt type "bootrec.exe /fixmbr'' or ''bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd", that shall fix the master boot record.
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05 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 32bit

Tried Both Commands and still gave me NLTDR is missing. When I finally get to cmd, it lists my current drive as x:\sources. It also does not list any drive showing the partitions when in system recovery options. Also Forgot to mention I am using a vista install cd for all of this. I lost my windows 7 but heard vista with sp1 works.

Recap: ran both commands like you have them listed in x:\sources it said it succeeded but still gave NLTDR missing error. Startup repair returns this info

system disk = \devce\harddisk0
windows directory= autochk run = 0
number of root causes = 1

Name Check for Update
Result: Completed Successfully. Error Code = 0 x 0
time taken = 31ms

system disk test
completed successfully, error Code = 0x0
time taken = 16ms

Disk Failure Diagnoses
Result: Completed successfully Error Code 0x0
Time Taken: 78ms

Root Cause Found
Boot Manager is missing or corrupt
Repair action File Repair
Result: failed. Error Code = 0x15
Time Taken = 0ms

Will Check back tomorrow so if any help listed tonight dont expect a response tired after a long night of work. I appreciate all help.
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05 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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05 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 32bit

problem solved. Wrong HDD i was using my old ide hdd as main drive so i installed vista on this drive and checked the hdd and realized it was the wrong hdd. thx for all the help
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 "Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

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