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Miising NTLDR

I have a Dell Vostro 220 with Window Vista Home.
I found a bootkid.win32 virus and I used the TDSSKILLER.exe from Kaspersky to remove it.
After that I try to restore the C driver with the factory image by
[Deleted reference to illegal CD by rindi, EE ZA Storage]
2. execute the following command with
imagex /apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\
3. When I reboot, it said
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
However, if I reboot again and hit F12 to boot menu, I can still boot up to the Utility Partition

I used the [Admin Edit] I can see all the partition and I did see the C partition marked as boot.

Can anyone tell me while I can not boot up from C driver after re-install the factory image

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Jackie ManCommented:
Assuming that the Windows Vista factory image is located in the folder d:\dell\image\ , try the following:-

You need to start the computer with a WinPE CD (which has imagex tools) and run the following command in command prompt.

imagex /apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\

Then, use Bcdedit,exe commands below to configure the boot store.

Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:

Bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:

Bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:

Finally, type exit at command prompt to restart computer and your computer will be brought back to the factory condition.

Source: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_Vista/Q_26702221.html
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Jackie ManCommented:
In short, you need to run bcdedit commands after you use imagex command to restore an OS partition from a .wim file.
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yarwellCommented:
NTLDR is an XP thing, Vista uses Boot manager - you also mention using XP to do the restore which may be part of the story.

Is there not a BIOS based recovery partition on Dell's via Ctrl+F11 on boot or similar to do the job properly ?

Otherwise I would try a vista recovery boot CD from http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/ and use the Startup Repair option to rebuild the boot sector and boot manager info to suit.
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yarwellCommented:
you may have deleted on instance of the offending reference, but another remains !
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tommym121Author Commented:
I executed the following commands, all return successfully.  However, when I reboot, I still get this NTLDR is missing.  What is the next step I should try.
C:\windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:

C:\windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:

C:\windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
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yarwellCommented:
See my previous suggestion about bootable Vista media, and

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 describes boot repair process.

Do not run FixMBR or similar from XP media as this will install the wrong sort of boot process and try to find NTLDR, which is an XP thing and not what you want for Vista.
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tommym121Author Commented:
Try to use Bootrec.  Same issue: Missing NTLDR

Is it possible to wipe the harddisk and recreate all the partitions again?

How will I do it?
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Jackie ManCommented:
I think that you need to start again with the imagex process.

You need a win pe 2.0 boot cd with imagex tool.
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Jackie ManCommented:
In BIOS, make sure your c drive is listed as the first boot device.

Besides, have you deleted the c partition and formatted the c drive before you applied imagex?
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yarwellCommented:
Have you tried the Startup Repair option from the bootable Vista recovery disk as suggested in 35515350 yet ?

Precisely what bootrec options did you try, from what media ?

A bootable GParted CD http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php would allow you to format partitions, but don't format the one with the recovery image on it if you're relying on that to reload the OS !
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nobusCommented:
you may need a fresh install
before doing so clear the disk with DBAN : http://dban.sourceforge.net/      
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