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NTLDR is missing

By ACE99
Jan 23, 2010
  1. I have been having trouble with my computer which you can read about on this in this thread http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic141685.html But now i am getting NTLDR is missing when i load up my computer. I have found one fix for this from this website http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm and when i use it windows loads fine with all my settings. However the only way this works is when i use the boot disc i made from the website so it only seems to be a temporary patch. Anyone have any other experience with this?
     
  2. ACE99

    ACE99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I think i might have found out why it is not booting after the fix i mentioned above. For some reason in "Disk Management" one of my data drives is set as active instead of my C: drive. Does anyone know how to change this back to my C: drive?
     
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Hi Ace,
    I don't think there is a way to change the drive letter of an active or system partition.
    I stand to be corrected but I'm guessing re-install of OS,
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    As I understand it Ace99 wants to change which partition is marked as "active" (rather then changing the drive letter)

    I know you can use EASUS Parition Manager to change your active partition. Rt click the partition you want, select Advanced->Set Active and reboot. (Note only System Partitions can be marked "active")

    /* edit */
    System Partition = Primary Partition
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

  6. ACE99

    ACE99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I have given in and decided to do a full system reinstall which is sure to work. Thanks for all your help.
     
  7. gphantom

    gphantom TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I Once deleted this file long time ago, Only solution was to re-install the OS
     
  8. ACE99

    ACE99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Well i did a full OS reinstall and it all works fine now, such a simple but tedious task!!!
    Thanks for all your help
     
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Glad you got it working again.... Now is also a good time to consider the merits of investing (about $50USD) in a product that backs up the hard drive image as well as your files and folders. (e.g. I use Acronis True Image)

    In a situation like this you only need
    > Connect your backup drive
    > Boot from the Acronis Rescue CD
    > A few simple mouse clicks and walk away
    About 20-30 mins later your hard drive image is fully restored to your last backup and system running :)

    And of course you can also use it to do select file/folder recovery as well when you want
     
  10. gphantom

    gphantom TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Acronis = lifesaver
     
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