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Old 06-24-2008, 01:42 AM   #1
harishsunquest
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Help me - Facing problem to boot windows XP after installing Fedora 8


Hi Everyone,

I am new to linux and very much interested to work in linux.

Few days before i installed windows XP / Fedora 6 (Dual OS) and everything was working fine. I was able to boot through Win XP and also through Fedora 6.

i recently insatlled Fedora 8. After installing fedora 8, Win XP does not boot. It says - NTLDR is missing but Fedora 8 works fine.

I think this is sometehing related to the boot loader.
Please help me to resolve this issue.
 
Old 06-24-2008, 02:33 AM   #2
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to linux and very much interested to work in linux.

Few days before i installed windows XP / Fedora 6 (Dual OS) and everything was working fine. I was able to boot through Win XP and also through Fedora 6.

i recently insatlled Fedora 8. After installing fedora 8, Win XP does not boot. It says - NTLDR is missing but Fedora 8 works fine.

I think this is sometehing related to the boot loader.
Please help me to resolve this issue.
Usually, when you get a NTLDR error it means that the Windows partition or harddrive where Windows was installed was either incorrectly modified and more often than not, moved to a different place.

I've seen this problem happening when people mess around (resizing or moving) a Windows partition without defragmenting it correctly before moving/resizing it (did you resize or move when installing Fedora?).

I think the best way to fix your problem is to boot with your Windows XP cd, choose the option to repair during XP setup process and once you are at the command line, type "fixmbr" or fdisk /mbr to rewrite the master boot record. Keep in mind that this will remove Grub.

You will then need to boot with a Linux Live disk and restore the Grub loader. Just google for restore Grub loader and follow any tutorial you find easiest to follow.

Regards

Last edited by Mega Man X; 06-24-2008 at 02:34 AM.
 
Old 06-24-2008, 02:58 AM   #3
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Hey Thanx for your reply la,

Will try what you suggested and reply.

Thanx once again.
 
Old 06-24-2008, 06:20 AM   #4
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Thanx la.

Windows partition was modified.

now its wrkng fine.

 
Old 06-24-2008, 08:43 AM   #5
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Awesome =).

Congratulations harishsunquest and thanks also for replying saying something worked or not. Other members searching the forum with a similar problem will most likely come across this thread and be glad to hear how to fix it =)

Regards!
 
Old 02-26-2009, 09:13 AM   #6
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to linux and very much interested to work in linux.

Few days before i installed windows XP / Fedora 6 (Dual OS) and everything was working fine. I was able to boot through Win XP and also through Fedora 6.

i recently insatlled Fedora 8. After installing fedora 8, Win XP does not boot. It says - NTLDR is missing but Fedora 8 works fine.

I think this is sometehing related to the boot loader.
Please help me to resolve this issue.


Dear friend

This is the problem of Windows boot loader can't find the associated boot loader .You can simply solve the problem by doing follwing steps

1)Start Mechine
2)Select Windows XP and press e
3) Select the second line like "norootverify(hd0,4)"
4) Change the value of partion number like (hd0,0),(hd0,1) like
5) After every change trying to boot by simply press b
Suppose windows is booting after you change the value from (hd0,4) to (hd0,2) update it in /boot/grub/grub.conf file

Thanking You

If any problem you facing more please mail to me babyvarghese30@gmail.com
 
  


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