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I really screwed up a Dual boot of XP and 7 and can't boot at all now

By mld218
Nov 6, 2009
  1. In short, I was trying to get a dual boot of XP and Win7 working and set the wrong partition to be active, causing the following error message on bootup

    NTLDR is missing
    Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart

    The computer is running the 64 bit version of XP which right now is what I am trying to get back into and can't. I know how to fix the problem if I can get back into windows. I have the original disc from the manufacturer which is a restore disc, as well as an original windows xp home edition disc.

    I have tried using the home edition disc to boot but receive the BSOD as it is doing its thing.

    I'm not really sure where to go from here.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    Mike
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes there is, as this can be quite involved (but still something that can be done) I am providing a guide:
    How to fix: NTLDR is missing

    HERE is another one than reads a lot easier

    HERE is one from Microsoft

    I have fixed this myself (NTLDR is missing) many times in the past.
    Following the guides will hopefully fix the issue for you

    Sometimes one fault can open up another fault when fixed. Sadly this has happened to you
     
  3. mld218

    mld218 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help,

    I am currently at work so I unfortunately can't try this until tonight so I won't be able to post back on this late tonight or tomorrow.

    Thanks again
    Mike
     
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