I currently get the error "NTLDR is missing" when I try booting into my computer. I had a dual boot of Vista and XP and I was trying to remove the XP partition so that the entire drive would just be one partition. Here are the steps I took, starting from before I installed Vista:
- Resized XP partition.
- Rebooted, added new partition for Vista.
- In XP, installed Vista from ISO I downloaded from MSDN Academic Alliance.
- Copy all important files from XP to Vista partition.
At this point I could successfully boot from either XP or Vista. I could access XP partition files in Vista as well. Both partitions are NTFS.
- Go to Administrative Tools in Vista, change Active partition from XP partition to Vista partition.
I realize now that this wasn't smart, but I'd like a way to repair this and boot into Vista. I was thinking perhaps a linux rescue CD, but I don't know specifically what to do to fix things.