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Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« on: 13-August-06, 07:05:25 »

So I got all my components for a conroe build:

e6300
975x power up edition
Seagate 320 gb 7200.10 SATA II
Antec Neo 500W
2 gb OCZ pc6400 in Dual Channel
MSI 7900 GTX

So i pop in my XP pro disk to install and i get a NTLDR missing message. I cant even install an OS so how can the MBR be corrupt???

Any way around this or any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #1 on: 13-August-06, 09:49:02 »

You are sure that you are booting to the CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive as this message will only appears if you are booting to a HDD that is pulled out from another system or that the MBR couldn't find the right NTLDR file during boot.

Make sure that you've set Boot to CD / DVD-ROM when you are setting the Boot Priority in BIOS.

If there's no need to re-install, you can pull this HDD out and set it to slave in another system and copy that system's NTLDR file to the current HDD, and put back to the system and see if you encounter such issues again.
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #2 on: 13-August-06, 17:59:06 »

Thug, please read the MOAN guide.

For your issue, hmm... I think .. you might be able to fix by setting SATA as "IDE" ??
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #3 on: 13-August-06, 20:47:21 »

hey Maesus, that allowed to go into windows install but now at the begining of the install it says that there are no harddisks found  :confused2: :confused2: :confused2:
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #4 on: 14-August-06, 02:50:32 »

did you set your HDD partition to ACTIVE?
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #5 on: 14-August-06, 06:05:16 »

Can you see your HDD in BIOS?
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #6 on: 14-August-06, 06:29:30 »

Can you see your HDD in BIOS?

yes, i can.
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« Reply #7 on: 14-August-06, 06:30:07 »

did you set your HDD partition to ACTIVE?

the HDD is not partitioned...
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« Reply #8 on: 14-August-06, 06:53:56 »

Is the HDD the 1st bootable HDD?
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #9 on: 14-August-06, 07:06:04 »

Pretty confusing here.

I need to know if Windows installer gives any error?

Are you able to install?

Does Windows Installer sees any HDDs?
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #10 on: 14-August-06, 21:33:41 »

Ok, i made the HDD into a slave and windows installed just fine. I installed the all my drivers. Installed Oblivion, gamed for about an hour without a hitch.

I shut off the computer, went to sleep. Woke up in the morning, fired it up, and now it freezes on the windows welcome screen. A couple of times, windows loaded and then it frooze the second my desktop loaded. What the heck is going on here???
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #11 on: 15-August-06, 02:20:26 »

are you overclocking?
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #12 on: 15-August-06, 04:09:55 »

Well, a member mentioned in another thread that the GPU was not fully sitting into the slot has suffered similar sypmtons.

Please try that out as well.
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #13 on: 15-August-06, 09:35:44 »

Yup, lightning strike twice... at different places :shocking: that may happen! :lol_anim:
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E6600 2.66Ghz with GB Rocket Cooler Pro : MSI 975X Platinum PUE BIOS 7.6 : DDR2-667 2x1GB + DDR2-800 2x1GB : MSI 8800 Ultra : 80GB WD Caviar SE : Maxtor 250GB SATA : LiteOn LH-20A1S DVD writer + Samsung SH-W162C DVD writer : MSI Theater 550 Pro : LOGITECH Z-680 : DELL E228WFP 22" LCD : PowerLogic 500W PSU with +12V1&+12V2 @ 32A total

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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #14 on: 15-August-06, 20:34:05 »

Maesus, no overclocking at the moment. In fact, i reset the CMOS and used fail safe settings in bios.

edit: reseating the graphics card actually worked!!!
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« Reply #15 on: 16-August-06, 05:01:52 »

OMG... It did... Now, we need to bear this in mind... :angel:
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Re: Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« Reply #16 on: 16-August-06, 07:58:08 »

LOL Lighting DOES STRIKE TWICE!!!!!! :lol_anim:
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E6600 2.66Ghz with GB Rocket Cooler Pro : MSI 975X Platinum PUE BIOS 7.6 : DDR2-667 2x1GB + DDR2-800 2x1GB : MSI 8800 Ultra : 80GB WD Caviar SE : Maxtor 250GB SATA : LiteOn LH-20A1S DVD writer + Samsung SH-W162C DVD writer : MSI Theater 550 Pro : LOGITECH Z-680 : DELL E228WFP 22" LCD : PowerLogic 500W PSU with +12V1&+12V2 @ 32A total
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