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Old 08-01-2005, 06:28 AM   #1
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NTLDR Missing after installing FC4

Hi all , I got the following messege :

NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart

What I did was , I installed Fedora Core 4 from Windows XP.

Does anyone know how to fix this ??

Old 08-01-2005, 08:38 AM   #2
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Get a 98 boot disk and fdisk /mbr
after that see if XP boots.
If is dosent there is something about enabling LBA in Grub.conf I dont have a link but I bet you could easily google it.
Reinstall grub or Fedora or Ubuntu ( hasn't failed me yet ) and pay attention to the LBA section.
if that may have fscked you XP partition! uuugh. Reinstall'd have to eventually any way

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Old 08-01-2005, 08:42 AM   #3
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Re: NTLDR Missing after installing FC4

Originally posted by DR.V
What I did was , I installed Fedora Core 4 from Windows XP.
What exactly do you mean by "from"?

Also, when you installed Fedora, did you not install a bootloader (GRUB or LILO, I'm not sure what the default for Fedora is)?

If you want to reinstall NTLDR:

Boot from your XP CD
Go to the recovery console (you'll see a message like, "press R to repair an installation")
Log in with your administrator password
At the DOS prompt, type "fixmbr" without the quotes.

You won't be able to boot FC though (unless you set up NTLDR to boot it, search Google if that's what you want to do). Other than that, I'm not sure how you can reinstall GRUB/LILO. Fedora's CDs may have a repair feature, but I don't know.

Edit: too slow!

Last edited by Nylex; 08-01-2005 at 08:44 AM.
Old 08-01-2005, 07:44 PM   #4
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Re: Re: NTLDR Missing after installing FC4

Originally posted by Nylex
What exactly do you mean by "from"?
What I meant was , I used windows XP previously and changed to Fedora Core 4.

Thanks for all the info guys. I will try that later and keep posted of whats going on.
Old 08-02-2005, 12:01 AM   #5
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The error message often means that the windows partition is not marked as bootable and/or is in a hidden partition. Run:

fdisk -l

and verify that “*” appears next to the win partition in the “boot” column and that it is not “...hidden...” in the “system” column.


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