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Old 06-29-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation ntldr missing lilo xp and linux


Hi folks!

I just installed Linux (Slack 10) as dual boot on my laptop with Xp.

While I was first asked to install Lilo during installation I chose to install it in Linux partition instead of MBR.
When I rebooted I couldn't get into Linux!
So with the help of bootable CD I reinstalled Lilo on MBR from /sbin/liloconfig.

After that I got Lilo when I restarted the computer, I chose Linux and was able to boot Linux, after that I rebooted and booted into Xp it worked! that was the last time I was able to get into Xp.

When I woke up and turned my laptop on and chose Xp for booting I got:
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NTLDR is missing

Press any Key to restart.

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I searched a LOT on net, I changed my boot.ini from Linux partition but still same!
Then I used Bootable CD of Xp to get into DOS, there I copied Ntldr to C: after that when I restarted I got rid of that error message, but still I wasn't able to get into Xp
I was getting totally Blank screen and it restarts laptop autmatically! ! !

So I again went to Linux and replaced Ntldr on C: with Older Ntldr and now I am stuck with that same message!

NTLDR is missing!!

Somebody please help!!! How do I get into Xp now???
 
Old 06-29-2004, 07:34 PM   #2
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xterminator890i: ntldr is ms driver not linux,so reinstall ntdlr from w cd to u r laptop. other way download from mskb.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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I know that it's MS driver, whats mskb?
I can't download ntldr from my Cd's because they are Recovery CD's given by ACER, the CD's contain Images, they do not have any folders or files!
I do have I386 folder in my C:\ and it does have ntldr and I did copy ntldr from C:\i386 to C:\ ; then I am able to get rid of that "ntldr missing" message but then I get Stuck with a Black screen after selecting Windows from Lilo which AUTOmatically restarts the Laptop after 1-2 seconds!!!
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:48 PM   #4
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Can anyone please help me out I am in hurry!!! Please...
 
Old 06-30-2004, 04:15 AM   #5
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This seems to be a tough error to fix.
Here is one possible solution.
You can also check out MS articles about this.
Good Luck.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 04:35 AM   #6
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Did you make a backup of your original windows MBR before installing Lilo to it? Same advice I gave here probably applies to your case, too.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 07:00 AM   #7
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Can I get copy of ntldr and ntdetect.com from Internet for Xp?

I only have recovery CD's.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 07:49 PM   #8
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someone please help me out!!! pleaseee!!!
 
Old 06-30-2004, 07:53 PM   #9
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xterminator890i: yes maybe thru microsoftknowledgebase(mskb) lots of searching and scrolling.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:18 PM   #10
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I read it but I need ntldr and ntdetect.com i searched microsoft's site for download, but i can't find it!!!

once i get ntldr and ntdetect.com I will mount the root C:\ on linux and copy paste these two files!

but i can't find these two files!!anywhere
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:24 PM   #11
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xterminator890i ; um u may have to borrow from a W owner,s cd to install those drivers.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:37 PM   #12
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can you send me an attachemnt of those two files?

at xterminator890i@hotmail.com please!

i'll really appreciate it!
 
Old 06-30-2004, 09:59 PM   #13
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hello? does anyone have those two files???

i am waiting but no one's replyin!!! i need to get into Xp!
 
Old 07-01-2004, 12:15 PM   #14
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Is there any command line that i can give to my lilo.conf which will directly load root C:\ without loading ntldr???

other=/dev/hda1
label="Windows"

something like

other=/dev/hda1 C:\=msdos.sys

something like that????
 
Old 07-01-2004, 04:20 PM   #15
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Finally! I did it you @&!)((#!!!
 
  


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