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Windows 7: NTLDR is missing!

11 Jan 2010   #11
Pieloi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Maybe NTLDR is actually..missing ? Its usually on the actual windows disk, so if you copy that and just place it on your boot drive (or on all the drives and partitions to just make sure it works) (as in just let it lie in C: in no folders/C: being the primary partition.)
But then again, I've heard Windows7 doesn't let this happen, but its worth a try.
If not, just boot from windows disk, get to a command prompt then see if bootcfg /fixmbr or some other command helps.

Or windows repair...

That fixed my problem when I had it...


*but I might also add, maybe there actually is NOTHING on that disk, and the actual best way to resolve this would be a clean formatted install. (NTldr.dll is one of the very first few things loaded in NT windows os')


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11 Jan 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

NTLDR is a boot critical file for XP, not Win7.

You'll need to unplug all other HD's and do a clean reinstall of Win7.

Or post back a screenshot of full Disk Management drive map and we can help you sort it out. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.
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12 Jan 2010   #13
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Anyone think the

bootsect.exe /nt60 all

command would work?
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12 Jan 2010   #14
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Good idea Saltgrass - it could well be a damaged bootsector.

Startup repair should do that automatically if needed.
I agree the startup repair should work, it did for me today and it was the first time it took 3 runs to repair the NTLDR error.

Anyway to run the command, the bootsect.exe utility is on the Win 7 install DVD. Load it, go to a command prompt, and type the command with D: being replace by your DVD drive.

d:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all

This is one of the utilities not on the repair CD.
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I did just noticed that EasyBCD seems to have an option to do this. Under Manage Bootloader, it has a "Reinstall Win bootloader" or "Uninstall Win bootloader."
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13 Jan 2010   #15
reedy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

thanks guys i shall and post a screnshot next time im over at hers which could be a while and i shall try all these methods and let you know how i get on
cheers
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16 Jan 2010   #16
reedy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

well here is a screen shot, ive tried the repair the boot file in the repair of windows, which it said computer said nooooooo, so thats not good, any other ides?


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16 Jan 2010   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check your BIOS & make Disk0 first boot drive.

If you have win 7 installed to Disk0,remove disk1 & run startup repair 3 or 4 times.
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16 Jan 2010   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Theog suggestion should do it.

Otherwise, post back and I will give you the commands.
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16 Jan 2010   #19
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
NTLDR is a boot critical file for XP, not Win7.

You'll need to unplug all other HD's and do a clean reinstall of Win7.

Or post back a screenshot of full Disk Management drive map and we can help you sort it out. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.
Everyone needs to get up to speed. NTLDR is outdated and not needed for Windows 7. He's going to need more than a fix cause it looks like he's missing all the bootfiles.
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16 Jan 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What do you think theog was suggesting?
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