dual boot failure,ntldr is MISSING

November 29, 2010 at 02:21:38
Specs: Windows XP/Linux, Intel Quad Core 2.40ghz/2GB
MY dual boot is XP/Linux on my PC, but when the PC reboot,it keeps askin'"NTLDR is missing", what can i do to boot normally without reinstall OS? I tried the system installation CD to repair, but it didn't make any difference.

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November 29, 2010 at 03:46:06
See thie following webpage on my website (ignore that it says Win98, it still applies):

First try Step 1(fixmbr and/or fixboot):
Repair the WinXP installation so that it is bootable

Next try Step 2 (to restore NTLDR):

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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November 29, 2010 at 19:49:26
thanks for your reply, after i try your suggestions,but no success.In the repair process, after i PRESS R, it indicated that it seem to the installation can't recognize my disk or something like that, then i have to press F3 to quit. Please give futher advice if you would like to, thank you in advance.

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November 29, 2010 at 19:51:20
I can not finish the step 1 at all.thks

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November 30, 2010 at 04:59:01
Are you able to boot into Linux? If yes can you see your XP hard drive or partition.

When your system was working:
How were you switching between Linux and XP

If you were using a bootloader which one was it?
Was it NTLDR, GRUB, LILO or some other boot manager?
Are you using two separate drives for Linux and XP or 2 separate partitions?

If separate hard drives, which one is master and which one the slave?
Are they both on the same IDE port, or are they SATA disks.

If separate partitions how is the disk partitioned?

Have you checked your BIOS to ensure that your hard disk nominated as the boot disk is the right one?

Have you checked your BIOS to see whether the XP disk is being detected or not? Your post #2 seems to suggest that this may be the problem.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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November 30, 2010 at 21:15:06
Hi everyone....

All the suggestions are really worthy and in the same regards like would also like to share some of the views as the error "NTLDR is MISSING" appears because of corrupt windows or the hard-disk might not be properly set up with the BIOS.

In fact, if you try to boot your system from non-bootable source, this problem may also arises.

You can go through http://www.completepcpedia.com/ntld... and might be its of your help to remove the error.


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December 1, 2010 at 00:21:08

Follow the solution given on above site.


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December 1, 2010 at 00:35:46
Have u tried with any 3rd party bootable disk ? Does it work or not ?

Just try to connect the HDD as a secondary to another system & try to copy the file on root drive of windows.

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December 1, 2010 at 17:42:12
No, both of them can't be accessed.
I could enter one of them by choosing the dual boot item.
I think it's GRUB.
NO, just one hard disk drive.
Yes, I never change it.

YES, I checked, but it is being detected on BIOS exactly.
thank you.

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December 1, 2010 at 17:50:32
Yes, I have tried a partition tool to repair. Before I try that, On the black screenshot, it displayed"error: no such partition. grub rescue>_". After I tyed the tool, then it displayed"NTLDR is missing".

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December 2, 2010 at 10:38:13
Download and burn the super grub2 cd from the link below and try to boot both oses from it and report back your findings.

Super Grub2 Disk

Super GRUB2 Disk helps you to boot into an OS whose bootloader is broken.

I suspect you may be able to boot into Linux but not Windows. However please report your findings.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 4, 2010 at 00:54:16
Thank you for your swift help.After i try it, i will tell you the result as soon as possible.

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