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Why does one get the NTLDR is Missing message after rebooting after Data Migration ?

I completed a data migration from a 40 GB Intel SSD to a 240GB Intel SSD and now both SSD's won't boot. I get the message NTLDR is Missing trying to boot with either SSD.

If I hook up the 240GB as a USB drive it is not recognized. The 40GB drive shows 0 bytes and I'm asked to format it.

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SDK85_USER,

 

 

This error message may be related to the OS file allocation. Please check this link provided by Microsoft* that might resolve this issue: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/320397 Windows may not start and you may receive an "NTLDR is missing" error message if Windows is not up-to-date and there are too many files in the root folder - Also, it is recommended to check if the BIOS is updated. Contact the computer manufacturer to inquire about how to obtain, and then install the latest BIOS update that is available for the computer.

 

 

For your convenience and in order to help you further, we have found two links provided by Microsoft* containing two lists of BIOS manufacturer web sites. Here are the links:

 

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/243909 List of BIOS Manufacturer Web Sites Part 1

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/243971 List of BIOS Manufacturer Web Sites Part 2

 

 

Please, let us know if this helped you.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Aleki
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Hello,

I hooked the drive up in another Win 7 system and could view all the directories and things looked 'normal'.

I then took the SSD out and placed it in the original PC as the boot drive and had the Win 7 Install DVD in the PC.

Upon booting from the DVD I ran the Repair Utility for Start Up Problems and that fixed the problem. It only took seconds to

run the utility. The SSD now boots without any errors.

Thanks for your help.

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SDK85_USER,

 

 

Thank you for letting us know that this situation has been resolved. Please, should you need our assistance in the future regarding Intel® SSD, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Aleki
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