[sf-lug] NTLDR is missing

RBV GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 25 16:03:44 PDT 2008


I've had similar problems and although they're disconcerting, even 
slightly scary, it normally turns out to be relatively easy to fix -- IF 
you have your W2K or XP CD-ROM.

I haven't done this in a while so the steps may not be 100% accurate. 
Nevertheless, the basic procedure is:

Boot off your XP CD, then run Recovery Console.  At the Recovery Console 
prompt, select Repair with...  As I recall, you can then list the 
available commands.  You're looking for "Fix MBR"...

Run Fix MBR to restore Windows bootability. Fix MBR will, however, 
temporarily wreck your dual-boot capability.  Not to worry.

Login to Windows, then download and burn a bootable ISO of SuperGrub:


Boot off the SuperGrub CD-ROM and run the steps required to detect 
bootable partitions and repair the broken dual-boot capability.

I mentioned I'm writing this from memory.  I'm able to do because about a 
year ago, shortly after configuring my dual-boot W2K / Dapper system, I 
had to perform these steps more than a few times.  The good news is that 
it always worked...

Cheers & hope this helps,

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