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Old 02-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Exclamation NTLDR missing

Hi all,

Initially my dual OS was working properly with winxp sp2 and linux RHEL server 5.0 when i upgraded RHEL server, winxp is not working displaying NTLDR missing.

Booting 'other'

rootnoverify (hd0, 0)

chainloader +1

NTLDR is missing

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

when i insert bootable xp sp2 cd and run it, it get stuck after showing

Setup is inspecting computers hardware configuration - message.

How can i get XP back.

thanks in advance.
Old 02-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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I don't know how your Linux will respond, but this notice is quite Windows-like...
Normally at boot-time you can select a 'repair' option and this should get windows up and running again.
Just make sure that you boot without any extra hardware which requires special drivers. Sometimes I even had to (just pull the plugs) get the printers off-system to get it working (I have been working with windows for work a lot... now switching more and more to something better like Linux, though customers...) and sometimes conflicting graphic-cards.
You might need the original XP-CD for this if there is no repair-partition on the HDD(0).
After that, you might have to repair you Linux again which is probably easier and faster.
Good luck,
Old 02-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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Go here, do as it says, and post the output file. That way we can see what your system is actually trying to boot.
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NTLDR is a Windows file usually it is found on the root drive/partition i.e. "C:\". You need to copy it from your CD/DVD of Windows or from some other system and paste it there. It is hidden and as it is a System file you need to go to Windows Explorer or My Computer and then "C:\" drive. Tools -> Folders -> View -> Hide System Protected Files - Un-check it so that hidden system files are visible.

You seem to be from India. You can contact me for further help. I can guide you on it. Try booting your system (again or a couple of times) from the Windows CD/DVD and then select Repair option when it detects Windows already installed prompts for repairing it. It will copy the system files back there. Otherwise you need to re-install the boot loader (for Microsoft DOS) and then perform the above task.
Old 02-03-2012, 02:26 AM   #5
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In such a case you just install your linux bootloader again.
Old 02-19-2012, 12:03 PM   #6
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thanks for all your support.



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