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Help fix my multiboot win xp/7/8.1 missing NTLDR

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    Help fix my multiboot win xp/7/8.1 missing NTLDR


    I had a working multiboot setup on my Acer Aspire One ZG5, running win xp, 7, 8.1, linux. I decided to add an extra partition, and in doing the resizing lost my Grub boot loader so can no longer boot into linux, but that's not important atm. I have also messed up my windows boot loader and at the moment I can only boot into win 8.1.

    Win 8.1, 7 and legacy OS (xp) show in the boot menu but when I choose to boot into either xp or 7, I am presented with the message
    windows failed to start
    file: /ntldr
    status 0xc0000225

    Previously I had the message filesystem unknown , missing NTLDR, but I ran the recovery console and that message no longer appears

    How can I fix this?

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    Did you make a full System Image using a 3rd party backup software that support all the OS's?
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    No, I didn't! There is nothing really important on there.
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    Boot the Windows 8.1 DVD, & try Steps 1 to 3.
    Error 0xc0000225 on boot - Windows 7 Help Forums
    The screenshots are for Windows 7. Hopefuly all 3 Windows installs will be found.
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    Okay, did steps 1-3, it found 2 windows installations. I can now boot into win 7 and 8.1. How can I get win XP to boot?
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    Try using
    EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
    to add Win XP.
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