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    Problem with Boot Loader?

    I’m not sure what happened. I have a Dell XPS 8300 that was running fine this morning. Windows 7 Ultimate is installed. The hard drive is partitioned asfollows:

    - OEM Partition 39 MB
    - Recovery 35.44 GB
    - OS 300 GB W7 Ultimate
    - OS#2 300 GB Empty
    - DATA 1227.54 GB

    I left it running and returned this afternoon to the following screen:

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    Drive 0: primary 01 Win Vista/2008 NFTS Recovery
    Drive 1: primary 1: linux NTFS OS

    Insert startup disk in floppy drive & press F2 to run setup
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    The “Win Vista/2008” is highlighted. ”NTFS” is in Blue. “Recovery” and “OS" are in Red.

    If I press F2, it tries to load from a non-existent floppy drive. If I press "Enter", the correct OS loads.

    I did have Paragon Backup set to run a full backup of all partitions on Drive 0. The program shows it as succeeding, but I don't see the backup files.

    This is sounding like the boot loader is wacked. Anyone seen this and/or have a solution?

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Network Administrator - Hospice, Inc.
    MVP (Windows Server - Directory Services)

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    This is a Vista solution but it sounds the same http://gbatemp.net/topic/149881-comp...ing-fucked-up/

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    Looks like it.... That's exactly what I'm seeing... I'll definitely try it this Friday.. Thanks for pointing me to it. I'll report back...

    Hank Arnold (MVP)

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    Problem solved!

    Butchcoats was spot on. Booted the DVD, went to Repair, and entered the commands at a command prompt. Viola!

    Thanks a million...

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    Glad to hear that.

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