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I'm trying to get Server 2008 R2 installed on my laptop. I've followed many instructions to make my USB hard drive bootable, but I keep coming up with a NTLDR is missing error when I try and boot from the USB hard drive. I used ImgBurn, first, and then the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, to try and create a bootable DVD, but when I try and boot from DVD, the screen in blank for a few seconds before my machine boots normally from its own XP hard drive.

I'm guessing that NTLDR is no longer part of Server 2008, but I would love to know what is going on here, and why my laptop won't boot from DVD.
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Solution 1

Did you change the bios to allow booting from DVD/removable media?

BK> Yes. I'm going to try an mount the Windows 7 Recovery Disk on my flashdrive, boot from that, and then directly run the 2008 setup.exe.
   
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