NTLDR Missing on XP
Before posting, I did search the forums and other places. I found one thread with the same problem, but there was no answer.
I am still really new to Altiris 7.1 so I am learning. On pushing images to Win 7, no problems. However, with my XP images (I have tried two different computers so far), I get an NTLDR missing on reboot. The process goes like this:
push image, reboot to production, sysprep runs, machine reboots, NTLDR missing error.
I can repair the computer by running fixboot and fixmbr from the recovery console. This thread is not really about how to fix the laptop after the fact, but to hopefully figure out what I am doing wrong or what is going wrong.
The two computers I have tried are both Dells. They both have the Dell Diagnostic partition and the Windows patition. The images are pushed to identical computers (hardware and the hard drive is partitioned the same).
My next experiment will be to wipe out the Dell Diagnostic partition to see if that is where the problem is.
After restarting and getting the NTLDR error, I look at the boot.ini and it looks good to me. I have copied from a good, working computer the boot.ini, ntdetect.com and ntldr to the problem comptuer. Still get the error. Then I noticed the file permssions did not carry over. So I booted to the recover console and used attrib.exe to chage the attributes of those files to exactly match a good compuer. Still no dice.
One experiment was to push the image using both PXE and automation folder (what I mean was I started the job with the boot to pxe task once and boot to automation once then push image) NTLDR error still.
Any help is appreciated.
Symantec Management Console version 7.1.8280