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Windows 7: NTLDR is Missing

17 Feb 2010   #31

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Greg, you will only see it with a disk editor .

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17 Feb 2010   #32

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You know, I'm thinking this might just be easier if I backup the stuff I want and wipe the hard drive completely. I could then partition it without having to worry about screwing anything else up and put linux and 7 on like I initially planned.
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17 Feb 2010   #33

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I formatted the drive into 2 partitions and installed windows 7 and it STILL boots from the xp HD. It went back to saying NTLDR is missing if I use my (now reinstalled windows 7 hd). How the heck do I stop making new installs boot from my XP Hard drive!?

I'm just basically destroying the entire hd, then partitioning agian, hopefully that works.
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17 Feb 2010   #34
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then unplug XP, boot the Windows 7 DVD, select Repair on second screen, click through to Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to Windows 7.
This would have solved it from the start.

You needed to either repair Windows 7 (repeatedly to write the mBR) or reinstall it with the XP drive unplugged. Otherwise it finds the XP MBR to update during Windows 7 install.

Unplug the XP HD and run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots as given above. You may need to mark Windows 7 active first using Partition Wizard or Diskpart commands.
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