NTLDR Missing

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have recently installed x64, and if i boot without the CD in the drive i
    get this message, if i boot with it in the drive, all works as it should.

    This may or may not have something to do with the fact that the Boot and
    system volumes are on different drives. the boot on a SATA and the system
    not. Even if this isnt the problem i would like to re-unite the system and
    boot volumes onto the one drive, is this possible?

    Any help on these 2 questions would be great, Thanks
    Guest, Jul 19, 2005
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  2. Your problem sounds similar to a problem Pier James had, read this to see if
    it is of any assistance:
    I think the problem I had is pretty unique to my setup but here goes anyway:

    I have a an IBM IDE drive and a Maxtor SATA drive. The BIOS views the cards
    as IDE 1 Master and IDE 3 Master respectively. When I installed the Maxtor
    drive recently, I ghosted my XP32 installation across from the old hard
    disk, and told the BIOS to boot from the Maxtor drive first.

    The x64 installation put the "ntldr" and other boot files on the IBM drive,
    as it saw that as the C drive, even though I was installing Windows to
    another partition on the Maxtor drive. All I had to do was access my BIOS
    boot menu and choose to boot of the IBM drive and then pick x64 from the

    I'm sure that had I installed WinXP 32 from fresh with same configuration,
    the I would have had the same problem, but because I used Ghost and had
    instructed my BIOS to boot from the Maxtor drive everything worked. I think
    what I encountered is normal behaviour for a clean install.

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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 19, 2005
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