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Windows 7: BCDEDIT - NTLDR not found

09 Jun 2009   #1

XP and W7
bcdedit - ntldr not found

Hi, I've been trying to modify the W7 bootmanger to show my XP drive.
I have XP on D: (sata)
W7 on C: (ide)

These are the changes I made to the default

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=D:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addfirst
bcdedit /default {ntldr}
bcdedit /timeout 5

Everything worked apart from when XP was selected it gives the error NTLDR is missing or corrupt.
However I am able to boot XP if I change it to the primary boot drive in the BIOS.

I also tried setting it to C, just in case the drive lettering was incorrect according to W7.

Any ideas on why this isn't working?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2009   #2

windows 7

Copy file of win XP "boot.ini" and "NTDETECT.COM" in the partition of win 7 "C:\"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2009   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies and make changes to the boot mgr the way you want.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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