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Ntldr not found

By foreverzero89
Nov 24, 2009
  1. i loaded win7 on to a blank drive and when i try to boot from it it says ntldr not found. how is this possible? and how do i fix? after the install everything worked fine until it told me to reboot after getting and installing the updates.
     
  2. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    i figured a way out of my problem. i just loaded vista from the disk that the comp came with, then loaded win 7 and everything went fine.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update
    So effectively you re-installed Windows

    Sometimes even CheckDisk helps with that error, its just files not reading properly

    Or here is an easy to follow guide (with big pics and all): Repairing the Windows 7/Vista Bootloader
     
  4. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    for some reason i think that the setup program for 7(downloaded from msdnaa) uses the files from(or at least some of the files, like ntldr) the os already on the drive. this was an install on a drive that had been formatted to get a good clean drive, so those files were not there.

    thanks for the link, kimsland.

    edit: i also experienced the same problem on another install of 7, but i rebooted and it had fixed itself or had found ntldr where it had not before. needless to say i thought this was weird.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  6. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    its the RTM, 7600 build and it works great! i love it, so much i bought it off of ultimatesteal.com(a student discount site) that will come with a disk.
     
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