I'm using Windows 7 with 3 drives, C, F,G.
- C holds windows on an SSD (120 GB)
- F is a RAW device that has a truecrypt container (1 TB)
- G is a RAW device that has another truecrypt container (500GB)
I encrypted the drives today with the method "Encrypt a non-system partition/drive" and mounted F-->D and G-->E and I could access my data via the D and E drives fine. It worked well all day long. I rebooted my machine and I get this message:
Loading Operating System ... Missing operating system
Windows fails to boot. I didn't encrypt the system (C drive) where windows resides. Do you know what the problem could be? My machine was working fine after I encrypted the D and E, it just won't boot now. If I boot my machine into Ubuntu from a USB flash drive I can see my C drive and all the files just fine so I know it's not corrupt.
I tried Startup Repair from the Windows 7 DVD and chose to automatically repair and then got this message after a few minutes:
Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically
If I select to go to a command prompt, I can see the C drive and all my files. What should I do now?
I booted into gparted and examined the partitions. I noted that one of the partitions where my D drive data is stored (the 1TB drive) had the boot flag set. I unset the boot flag and made sure that the 500GB drive was unset (it was) and the 120G SSD drive boot flag was set (it was). I rebooted and now get a different message:
Loading Operating System... BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
I also posted this Q to the truecrypt forum.