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NTLDR in Vista?

  1. #1


    Teddy Guest

    NTLDR in Vista?

    I thought NTLDR was removed from Vista, but today I got the crappy "NTLDR is
    corrupt or missing. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del..."

    I assume this is a result of me dual-booting with XP, but I formatted the XP
    drive a few days ago after deciding to use Vista RC1 exclusively.

    I tried to boot from the Vista disc and use the "repair" option, but even
    analyzing for "startup problems" came up blank. With the Vista CD inserted,
    however, booting from the drive works fine. Weird.

    Any idea how I can resolve this issue? Thanks!

    Teddy

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  2. #2


    Sean Guest

    RE: NTLDR in Vista?

    Hey Teddy-

    NTLDR is gone from Vista, so that could just be your BIOS telling you that
    it can't find a bootloader (which it is calling NTLDR because that is what it
    has been for the longest time). I recently ran into a similar scenario where
    I formatted the XP partition on my first drive, and ran into the same
    problem. I actually had to run teh Startup Repair tool from the Vista
    install DVD twice as it only fixes 1 problem per reboot, and it may be that
    it has to do a couple of different problems it has to fix. I have yet to see
    a startup problem that the SRT could not fix, although as I mentioned you
    occasionally have to run it 2 or 3 times. Good luck!

    -Sean

    "Teddy" wrote:

    > I thought NTLDR was removed from Vista, but today I got the crappy "NTLDR is
    > corrupt or missing. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del..."
    >
    > I assume this is a result of me dual-booting with XP, but I formatted the XP
    > drive a few days ago after deciding to use Vista RC1 exclusively.
    >
    > I tried to boot from the Vista disc and use the "repair" option, but even
    > analyzing for "startup problems" came up blank. With the Vista CD inserted,
    > however, booting from the drive works fine. Weird.
    >
    > Any idea how I can resolve this issue? Thanks!
    >
    > Teddy


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  3. #3


    Teddy Guest

    RE: NTLDR in Vista?

    Thanks... I'll run it a few more times, but it's not like it found several
    problems... it found none at all. But we'll see.

    Teddy

    "Sean" wrote:

    > Hey Teddy-
    >
    > NTLDR is gone from Vista, so that could just be your BIOS telling you that
    > it can't find a bootloader (which it is calling NTLDR because that is what it
    > has been for the longest time). I recently ran into a similar scenario where
    > I formatted the XP partition on my first drive, and ran into the same
    > problem. I actually had to run teh Startup Repair tool from the Vista
    > install DVD twice as it only fixes 1 problem per reboot, and it may be that
    > it has to do a couple of different problems it has to fix. I have yet to see
    > a startup problem that the SRT could not fix, although as I mentioned you
    > occasionally have to run it 2 or 3 times. Good luck!
    >
    > -Sean
    >
    > "Teddy" wrote:
    >
    > > I thought NTLDR was removed from Vista, but today I got the crappy "NTLDR is
    > > corrupt or missing. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del..."
    > >
    > > I assume this is a result of me dual-booting with XP, but I formatted the XP
    > > drive a few days ago after deciding to use Vista RC1 exclusively.
    > >
    > > I tried to boot from the Vista disc and use the "repair" option, but even
    > > analyzing for "startup problems" came up blank. With the Vista CD inserted,
    > > however, booting from the drive works fine. Weird.
    > >
    > > Any idea how I can resolve this issue? Thanks!
    > >
    > > Teddy


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  4. #4


    Teddy Guest

    RE: NTLDR in Vista?

    You know, I've ran that thing a half-dozen times, and it NEVER finds a
    problem. I guess I'll have to fix the NTLDR problem some other way - any
    suggestions? I'm getting tired of hunting down my Vista disc every time i
    want to restart...

    Teddy

    "Teddy" wrote:

    > Thanks... I'll run it a few more times, but it's not like it found several
    > problems... it found none at all. But we'll see.
    >
    > Teddy
    >
    > "Sean" wrote:
    >
    > > Hey Teddy-
    > >
    > > NTLDR is gone from Vista, so that could just be your BIOS telling you that
    > > it can't find a bootloader (which it is calling NTLDR because that is what it
    > > has been for the longest time). I recently ran into a similar scenario where
    > > I formatted the XP partition on my first drive, and ran into the same
    > > problem. I actually had to run teh Startup Repair tool from the Vista
    > > install DVD twice as it only fixes 1 problem per reboot, and it may be that
    > > it has to do a couple of different problems it has to fix. I have yet to see
    > > a startup problem that the SRT could not fix, although as I mentioned you
    > > occasionally have to run it 2 or 3 times. Good luck!
    > >
    > > -Sean
    > >
    > > "Teddy" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I thought NTLDR was removed from Vista, but today I got the crappy "NTLDR is
    > > > corrupt or missing. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del..."
    > > >
    > > > I assume this is a result of me dual-booting with XP, but I formatted the XP
    > > > drive a few days ago after deciding to use Vista RC1 exclusively.
    > > >
    > > > I tried to boot from the Vista disc and use the "repair" option, but even
    > > > analyzing for "startup problems" came up blank. With the Vista CD inserted,
    > > > however, booting from the drive works fine. Weird.
    > > >
    > > > Any idea how I can resolve this issue? Thanks!
    > > >
    > > > Teddy


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