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Windows XP/Linux Dual Boot - NTLDR is missing SOLVED

Postby bicky on Thu May 28, 2009 2:17 pm

I have Windows Xp on my machine, and have just added Linux Mint 7, as a dual boot. I have set it up for Windows to take priority at the boot stage.
Attached is a screen shot of G parted showing the partitioning.

My problem is the computer will NOT boot up - and shows the error message NTLDR is missing.

Any ideas on how to recover this - even if I can just only get Windows going again I can reinstall Mint, this would save me having to reinstall all my data !!!!!!!!.

I can get access to the basic Mint thr'o the live CD.

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ALL HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
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Re: Windows XP/Linux Dual Boot - NTLDR is missing

Postby jaspmatt on Thu May 28, 2009 5:28 pm

This was probably caused by partition adjustments on your drive. Here is a link that may give you some ideas:
http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

Also, take a look at the boot.ini file on your windows partition and make sure it is pointing at the right partition. I did have a good link explaining how to modify it but can't seem to locate it right now. Google for it if necessary.
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Re: Windows XP/Linux Dual Boot - NTLDR is missing

Postby bicky on Fri May 29, 2009 8:25 am

jaspmatt wrote:This was probably caused by partition adjustments on your drive. Here is a link that may give you some ideas:
http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

Also, take a look at the boot.ini file on your windows partition and make sure it is pointing at the right partition. I did have a good link explaining how to modify it but can't seem to locate it right now. Google for it if necessary.

:lol: Hi thanks for that - I solved the problem by reinstalling Windows to the same partition with No changes, then I reinstalled Grub Root loader. Hey Presto we are up and running. Just one weird thing --- on Mint it saved all the files, docs etc from my shared network computer ( My Wife's ) and not mine. Not a problem - just strange.
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