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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby bdickert » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:02 am

Didn't get a chance to make any changes last night so I will give you an update tonight.
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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby bdickert » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:49 am

I can't edit and make changes to the boot.ini file. I'm an ADMIN so I'm guessing W7 won't let changes be made while I'm using W7. I did try with Vista and the same thing - no changes permitted - at least changes to the root files.
Tinkering with DualBootPro - I have XP and Vista working but not W7. Now I get a black screen with a Hex code so I will keep plugging away.

Nothing has changed on the hardware side - no drive swaps, etc. I don't want to lose what I have under W7 - I want it all to work. Thanks in advance.
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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:05 am

Weird that Windows 7 stopped working from the boot menu. Try deleting the entry you have for it and recreating it with the correct drive letter for it...oh wait a minute, in DualBootPRO does the Windows 7 entry show up in red on the operating systems page?

If you are able to boot to XP from the boot menu then your boot.ini must be correct and there's no need to edit it.
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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby bdickert » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:00 am

Any chance you could remote in?
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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:03 pm

I'd far prefer to resolve the problem the way we are working at the moment, with the condition that we agree a time when you will be able to respond within an hour or so with me doing likewise. That way we can get this issue resolved within a few hours or even less than an hour as none of the processes involved are lengthy ones.

It's now 3.00 pm where I am and if you post your time, I'll figure our time difference by the time of your post. I can still be around for the next 6 hours or so or else when you get home or are free to give this attention and I guess that's in about 8 or 9 hours. I'll try and fit in with your schedule.
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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby bdickert » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:15 pm

Ok - I take it you're not in the states - my time is 909 est. I'm a software packager - create .MSI installation setups - I work during the day but I'm usually home by 530p - est. which would be close to 11pm - if I would delete the entries that aren't working and re-create them that should keep my XP / Vista installations working.
I will try that when I get there. I may go to the gym tonight - I haven't decided yet.

Thanks again.
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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:22 pm

Give that a try and deleting the entry that is not working won't interfere with the ones that are. It's a good idea to use DBP to backup your BCD though before doing that, using the care center page and keep the backup where you can easily locate it from any of the installations.

I'll be around from 11 pm to around 3 am my time which is probably between 5 pm to 9 pm your time.
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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby bdickert » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:49 pm

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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby bdickert » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:22 pm

Removed the entries that weren't working Trial and W7 Ultimate - the ultimate just kept going into the diagnostic mode -

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device boot
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
resumeobject {3a6ab542-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
displayorder {current}
{3a6ab54a-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
resume No

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {3a6ab544-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
device ramdisk=[E:]\Recovery\3a6ab544-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14\Winre.wim,{3a6ab545-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[E:]\Recovery\3a6ab544-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14\Winre.wim,{3a6ab545-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\System32\winload.exe
description Vista Business 32-Bit
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \WINDOWS
resumeobject {d37d3e1f-d8a2-11df-9df7-806e6f6e6963}

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {3a6ab548-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
device ramdisk=[H:]\Recovery\234d3d0a-f0b1-11dd-ba37-8033b3b52e83\Winre.wim,{3a6ab549-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
locale
osdevice ramdisk=[H:]\Recovery\234d3d0a-f0b1-11dd-ba37-8033b3b52e83\Winre.wim,{3a6ab549-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
systemroot \windows
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {d37d3e1f-d8a2-11df-9df7-806e6f6e6963}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\System32\winresume.exe
description Vista 32-Bit
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
pae Yes
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device boot
path \Boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {3a6ab54a-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
device partition=D:
path \NST\ntldr
description Microsoft Windows XP

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
{7ff607e0-4395-11db-b0de-0800200c9a66}

Inherited Settings (20200003)
-----------------------------
identifier {7ff607e0-4395-11db-b0de-0800200c9a66}
custom:250000f3 0
custom:250000f4 1
custom:250000f5 115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Device options
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identifier {3a6ab545-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=E:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\3a6ab544-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14\boot.sdi

Device options
--------------
identifier {3a6ab549-d809-11df-aa1f-cf3a1a222b14}
ramdisksdidevice partition=H:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\234d3d0a-f0b1-11dd-ba37-8033b3b52e83\boot.sdi
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Re: XP won't boot - NTLDR Missing

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:33 pm

So what are you able to boot to at the moment? Still Windows 7 and Vista 32-Bit? What about XP?

What entries show up on the Operating Systems page of DBP?
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