ntldr not found after image restore with ghost
Posted on 2006-11-01
Hi Experts, i have a problem. I have 5 Windows XP Professional 64 bit edition machines all configured exactly the same way. All have a RAID 1 array setup.
I made a ghost image after running sysprep on my master machine and pushed out the image to another machine. I successfully booted up the imaged machine and went through the mini-setup process to get it up and running. However, when i pushed out the image to another machine and tried to boot it up i get the error "ntrdl not found" and it tells me to reboot. I went into the raid configuration utility and rebuilt the array thinking this might be the culprit, but still get the same error. I tried booting up off the windows cd and running the repair function but when i do that i get the error that there are no hard drives found, i assume this has something to do with the RAID setup. Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be going on?
Just to make sure it wasn't ghost that was causing the problems, i downloaded the newest version of Acronis True Image 9.1 and tried making an image and pushing it out through that program. It resulted in the same error. I tried a different hard drive just to be safe with the same result. I also took a look at the content of the hard drive after pushing out the image and i can SEE the file ntrdl so i know it's there.
PLEASE, I NEED HELP.