we are running Windows Server 2003. Today suddenly the system was down and it showed
NTLDR missing. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart
When I pressed the key combination, it again showed the same message. Now I switched off the power supply to the system, and when I restart after this the system booted properly.
I understand that there are lot of web resources addressing this problem. I wanted to know why it booted after I switched off the power supply and later switched on.
Also, I wasn't able to create the image of the disk with Acronis. The Acronis True Image ended with errors.
I read from the web that the NTLDR error arises if the C drive is fragmented to the extreme where even the file which stores the indexes is also fragmented. Is this the reason why Acronis failed to create the image as it couldn't read the MBR?
For your information, the C drive contains lot of files and is fragmented.