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NTLDR missing, bcupdate2 utility


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#1 b1mmuo27

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 11:14 PM

I don't know where to start. I just put together a new PC for my business with the following: motherboard Asus P5RD1-V, Intel P4, 3.0G processor, 775 socket. 4 Kingston 512 memory sticks. 2 Western digital 200G SATA drives. I have set them up as raid 0. Formatted NTSF. Problems: every other boot I get NTLDR is missing. Checking through different forums I found this bcudate2 utility which apparently repairs this problem. Well no way to execute this the way that was described has left me using a boot disk to start it again. Only using the boot disk I get in a dos prompt & try to format c: not allowed is what I get back. do a dir on my c drive its says i have 6 bytes on my c drive. I see a little smiling face on the right of the dos window. That's what leads me believe I have a boot virus. Mcafee can't see anything. When I do get it started in windows it loads& again mcafee doesn't find anything. I was going to do a low level format & install xp pro c/w 1a service pack & try & avoid all this. Apparently the NTLDR is a problem in SP2. Any ideas? Thanks

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 11:53 PM

Hi buddy, I found this site about NTLDR, maybe it can help you.

NTDLR Errors

Edited by Rarehunter, 28 June 2005 - 11:54 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 12:43 AM

Hi b1mmuo27 & welcome to BC. :thumbsup:

Firstly, what O/S are you trying to install ?

I had a similar problem a while ago. I was trying to install W2K.
I fixed it by FDisking & Re-formating the H/Drive back into Fat32.

Edited by JackTheHaack, 29 June 2005 - 12:47 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 12:52 AM

Rarehunter,

Great link there mate. Lot of good info.

b1mmuo27,

One other thing I forgot to say is check all the cable connections too.......a loose cable or plug will give you this error........

Good Luck
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Posted 29 June 2005 - 04:04 AM

Try going into the recovery console and typing

FixBoot->Enter
FixMBR->Enter

Im pretty sure that will git rid of the virus but you might want to have Rimmer or Grinler conferm this as I cant quite remeber if these are the right commands or not.
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Posted 29 June 2005 - 06:03 AM

Western Digital has a great utility that formats, partitions and also overcomes the Bios Limitation of 132GB that may be coming into play here. Its called Data LifeGuard 11 and you can get it here. Instructions for using it are here. If you purchased the drives OEM you wouldn't have received the software.

According to the ASUS Manual you need XP SP1 or later when using Serial ATA so you should be ok.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 07:25 AM

Fixboot: Writes a new partition boot sector onto the system partition.
Fixmbr: Repairs the master boot record of the partition boot sector.


More info on using Recovery Console here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_rec.htm

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 07:37 AM

I've just noticed you are using Raid 0. Have you used the Silicon Image Bios Raid Configuration Utility as detailed on page 117-118 of the Asus Manual?

During Post press <Ctrl+A> and select Raid 0 Striping for performance.


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Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:03 PM

Thanks for the replies. Tried all of them & came up with this today & it seems to have fixed the problem although I don't understand why. I have an external HD, another WD 200G USB2 drive that I would keep on when I shut off my desktop. I am wondering if windows XP somehow was ready from this drive at shutdown & at restart was somehow trying to boot from it & that's all the errors started. I have now powered off & restarted at least 12 times this evening with the USB drive powered off before I shut down my desk top. It rebooted/restarted all 12 time with no problem. Can't figure it, but sure glad it appears to be over. Got tired of formatting these new drives. Thanks again & if you have an explaination for this let me know. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 12:28 AM

That's good news. Thanks for letting us know what fixed it! :thumbsup:

(sorry - no explanation from me :flowers: )

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:21 AM

From my own experience if I have my IDE drives connected whilst installing XP on my Raid array it will always try to write the boot files to the IDE drive, so I always disconnect any IDE hdd's before installing. This may have been what was happening when you installed your OS and had the USB drive connected.




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