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Windows 7: NTLDR is Missing

17 Feb 2010   #31
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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


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17 Feb 2010   #32
joshuah2003

Windows 7
 
 

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
joshuah2003

Windows 7
 
 

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
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then unplug XP, boot the Win7 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 Win7.
This would have solved it from the start.

You needed to either repair Win7 (repeatedly to write the mBR) or reinstall it with the XP drive unplugged. Otherwise it finds the XP MBR to update during Win7 install.

Unplug the XP HD and run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots as given above. You may need to mark Win7 active first using Partition Wizard or Diskpart commands.
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