Resized Image, NTLDR Missing Error!

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by marvmiller, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. marvmiller

    marvmiller

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    Help...

    I am stupid. I did not make a backup of my HDD image before I expanded it with Parallels Image Tools to 8 GB from 4 GB. Then I booted from it, and I got "NTLDR is missing. Press a key."

    How can I recover from this error? I do not want to reinstall XP SP2 and reactivate AGAIN.

    Thanks!

    Marvin
     
  2. drtimhill

    drtimhill

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    You might want to try booting the CD and selectng a repair option.
     
  3. Andrew @ Parallels

    Andrew @ Parallels Parallels Developers

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    marvmiller,

    Try to create fresh VM and attach your expanded image to it. Will it work?
     
  4. elvispresley2k

    elvispresley2k

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    I'm getting "ntldr missing" too. :(

    I have a winxp hdd that I'm trying to expand from 3gb to a larger size.

    The Parallels image tool will expand the drive successfully, but whenever I try to boot it, I get the "ntldr missing" error.

    Luckily I have the hdd backed-up so I've tried this a couple times, varying the size to see if it makes any difference.

    What can I try?
     
  5. unused_user_name

    unused_user_name

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    Did you try those?
     
  6. Ynot

    Ynot Kilo Poster

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    You should boot VM from gparted CD (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/) or CD with Acronis tools and resize your partition on your virtual harddrive drive. Problem should be solved by these manipulations.
     

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