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windows 7 and xp unable to boot after bios update


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#1 jta416

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

Hello,

I updated my bios and now both my operating systems are unable to boot. I get missing ntldr on boot up. I am able to boot up using a paragon boot disk to get into windows 7
it looks like my windows xp drive was c it is now d: and my windows 7 drive was d: it is now c: I am able to run my programs in windows 7 when I boot up with the paragon boot disk would like to get these operating systems booting on there own again I have tried
1. bootrec /RebuildBcd
2. bootrec /FixMbr
3.bootrec /Fixboot

still I get missing ntldr pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.

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J.T.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:57 PM

Hi JT -
Is this on 2 systems or a Dual Boot system ??

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:

•Flush DNS

•Report IE Proxy Settings

•Reset IE Proxy Settings

•Report FF Proxy Settings

•Reset FF Proxy Settings

•List content of Hosts

•List IP configuration

•List last 10 Event Viewer log

•List Installed Programs

•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.

•List Minidump Files

Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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Edited by noknojon, 07 April 2012 - 06:09 PM.


#3 jta416

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

it is a dual boot system i am not at home now but will post those results as soon as I can.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

<<it looks like my windows xp drive was c it is now d: and my windows 7 drive was d: it is now c:>>

This is perfectly normal on a dual-boot system :).

Whichever O/S you boot into...becomes the working C:, while the other Windows install becomes D:. C: is the Windows way of showing you which partition/operaating system you have booted into.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

here is the requested info of minitool box dump log

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Can you connect to the modem with an Ethernet cable ??

This first step can be done at the end, but should still be done
Reset your Hosts file HERE Microsoft Fixit - Click Run and follow any steps listed -

I am not sure of how much you can boot into Win7 with the Paragon Boot, but try this first -

To restore / repair NTLDR can you follow these directions ---
First try Check Disk from below -->>
Start > Accessories > Right click on Command prompt > Run as Admin > Type chkdsk /r (do not miss the space between K and /) > Click Yes > Reboot -
After about 1 hour or so if there is still a problem please read on ---

Repeat the same process as above but this time type in sfc / scannow (again note the space between C and /) > Reboot AFTER this is complete -
You will not require CDs or DVDs for Windows7 partition -

Post back after these items, or if they will not run -

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