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Windows 7: NTLDR Missing, but using dual boot

17 Dec 2015   #1
Alloneword

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate (Retail)
 
 
NTLDR Missing, but using dual boot

I have Win 7 U x64 on drive C which is only used as a back up drive, then i have another Win7 U X64 on drive D and i normally boot and get the option of C Drive which as i say i never use and boot into D Drive, however i have now got the dreaded "NTLDR is Missing" error however if i was to reboot and go into the Asus Z87 Deluxe BIOS and select manually C Drive it will boot into that fine.

All the fixes i see refer to single boot system and i'm worried using that route will be no good for me.

On a seperate i do have an old "Acronis True Image" image from a few days ago could i extract a certain file from that image and relaod that way?

Your thought and comments are welcome.

All1


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18 Dec 2015   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

NTLDR missing is an XP error. Usually what happens is XP is installed to a drive with another Vista or later OS already on it. The installer copies ntldr and ntdetect.com to the root of the drive instead of to the partition XP is actually on. Copying those two files to the XP partition fixes it.

I don't know how you would get that error with a post Vista OS.
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18 Dec 2015   #3
Alloneword

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate (Retail)
 
 

Christ knows. I have not had XP on any drives for years in fact all the drives i have in the machine, have never come in contact with XP, I'm up and running but had to go back to an old image that is about a week old, which is no big deal as i have my email backed up.

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18 Dec 2015   #4
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alloneword View Post
i have now got the dreaded "NTLDR is Missing" error however if i was to reboot and go into the Asus Z87 Deluxe BIOS and select manually C Drive it will boot into that fine.
Sounds to me that the BCD on drive D: was handling the boot chores, and the entry for c:\windows got corrupted - as Miles said, thinking it's an XP install. But the BCD on the C drive was fine all along and would boot directly. The organic fix would have been, I believe, rebuilding the BCD on the D: drive. At least you're up and running, but it's good to understand what was going on.

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Christ knows.
Indeed, He does!
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