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Vista won't boot after using GParted

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    Join Date : Sep 2010
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    Vista Home Premium 32bit
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    Vista won't boot after using GParted

    I just got a new HDD so I decided to move a small Ubuntu partition off my main drive to the new drive, and resize the Vista Home Premium 32 bit partition on the main drive to fill the drive.

    I did this using GParted and it all went smoothly, then I tried to boot Vista and I got this error:
    http://www.betaarchive.co.uk/imageup....th.154517.jpg

    I have the install DVD that came with the PC, so I booted from it and tried using startup repair and all of the commands here:
    How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
    But none of them worked, I still get the same error.

    Strangely, 3 times I have gone in to the boot menu (F12 at startup) and booted from the install DVD, Vista has booted instead, and I have not got the winload.exe error. It works normally, just as before the resize, I can take the install DVD out, and the size of the Vista partition is correct.
    But when I try to boot from Vista again I still get the winload.exe error.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Phil

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    Join Date : Apr 2009
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    Re: Vista won't boot after using GParted

    Have you tried a repair install of Vista? Repair Install For Vista

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    Re: Vista won't boot after using GParted

    Thanks for the quick reply usasma.
    Do I need the product key to activate it after it's repaired? I'm not sure where it is.

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    Re: Vista won't boot after using GParted

    I don't know - have never done it myself.

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    Re: Vista won't boot after using GParted

    Yay, I solved it!
    I used:
    Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
    To erase and write a new MBR and Boot Sector on the Vista partition, it seemed to do the trick, it all works now!

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