VM machine corrupted ntldr - cannot boot

Hi all,

I got a VMware esx3i the free version which is without support.

Anyway we had a power outage in our office and we use a microsof domain AD and the our ESX Server went down. We now use UPS so we are OK for the future.

Unfortunately one of the VM machine which is a netbackup server (Windows Server 2003) doesn't boot anymore we get "ntldr corrupt cannot boot".

I do not want to install the netbackup server from scratch as we had important configuration settings and the vtl software installed.

I do not know how to get this solved. I am not really a top microsoft guy and also this is a VM machine.

There is anyway that we can repair ntldr? If yes how shall I do so? Could anyone instruct me?

Regards
daveviolanteAsked:
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Paul SolovyovskyConnect With a Mentor Senior IT AdvisorCommented:
You should not repair.  Run a chkdsk /r using the recovery console, this resolved this issue 9 out of 10 times on physical and virtual servers
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TolomirConnect With a Mentor AdministratorCommented:
please take a look at this:

How To Use the Recovery Console on a Windows Server 2003-Based Computer That Does Not Start
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326215
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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
You can use your Windows CD or iso to boot the VM and perform an in placd repair and install.  It will not harm your data and will fix the ntldr.
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TolomirConnect With a Mentor AdministratorCommented:
you should really consider a backup plan for that server. Call it malware or wrong patch, you must backup such an important server.

Tolomir
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daveviolanteAuthor Commented:
Great!

I am on the recovery console which command should I use for repair the corrupt ntldr?

I am so use to Linux that I am not sure with Windows machine.

Thanks
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daveviolanteAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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