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Fixboot command needed

  1. #1


    Joe727 Guest

    Fixboot command needed

    Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in Vista
    5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.

    I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.

    Thanks

    Joe



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  2. #2


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed

    It doesn't work that way in Vista. If you boot with the dvd you should see
    some links in the lower left of the first screen. One of them offeres the
    repair options.

    "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:%23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in Vista
    > 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >
    > I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Joe
    >
    >




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  3. #3


    Joe727 Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed

    Tried those repair options, and they accomplished nothing. As far as I can
    tell, there is not one specifically to repair the boot loader.

    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks

    Joe

    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:%23anDO79mGHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > It doesn't work that way in Vista. If you boot with the dvd you should
    > see some links in the lower left of the first screen. One of them offeres
    > the repair options.
    >
    > "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:%23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in Vista
    >> 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >>
    >> I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Joe
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  4. #4


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed

    Then you need to use BCDedit. It is not intuitive. You may also use
    VistaBootPro which does have a graphical front end.
    http://www.vistabootpro.org/intro.php

    "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:uC1gvp%23mGHA.192@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Tried those repair options, and they accomplished nothing. As far as I
    > can tell, there is not one specifically to repair the boot loader.
    >
    > Any other thoughts?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Joe
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23anDO79mGHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> It doesn't work that way in Vista. If you boot with the dvd you should
    >> see some links in the lower left of the first screen. One of them
    >> offeres the repair options.
    >>
    >> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >> news:%23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in
    >>> Vista 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >>>
    >>> I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>> Joe
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  5. #5


    Joe727 Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed

    I have VistaBootPro - the question is, how do I boot to Vista if it doesn't
    appear on my selection screen at boot up?

    It's the same wth BCDedit. It only works in Vista as far as I know.

    Joe

    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:uQ5tcA$mGHA.2264@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Then you need to use BCDedit. It is not intuitive. You may also use
    > VistaBootPro which does have a graphical front end.
    > http://www.vistabootpro.org/intro.php
    >
    > "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:uC1gvp%23mGHA.192@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Tried those repair options, and they accomplished nothing. As far as I
    >> can tell, there is not one specifically to repair the boot loader.
    >>
    >> Any other thoughts?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Joe
    >>
    >> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23anDO79mGHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> It doesn't work that way in Vista. If you boot with the dvd you should
    >>> see some links in the lower left of the first screen. One of them
    >>> offeres the repair options.
    >>>
    >>> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in
    >>>> Vista 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> Joe
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  6. #6


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed

    Not true. It works fine from XP.

    "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:OaUqbI$mGHA.2252@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I have VistaBootPro - the question is, how do I boot to Vista if it doesn't
    >appear on my selection screen at boot up?
    >
    > It's the same wth BCDedit. It only works in Vista as far as I know.
    >
    > Joe
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:uQ5tcA$mGHA.2264@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Then you need to use BCDedit. It is not intuitive. You may also use
    >> VistaBootPro which does have a graphical front end.
    >> http://www.vistabootpro.org/intro.php
    >>
    >> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >> news:uC1gvp%23mGHA.192@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> Tried those repair options, and they accomplished nothing. As far as I
    >>> can tell, there is not one specifically to repair the boot loader.
    >>>
    >>> Any other thoughts?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>> Joe
    >>>
    >>> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23anDO79mGHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>> It doesn't work that way in Vista. If you boot with the dvd you should
    >>>> see some links in the lower left of the first screen. One of them
    >>>> offeres the repair options.
    >>>>
    >>>> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in
    >>>>> Vista 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Joe
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  7. #7


    Georges Jullien Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed


    "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in:
    %23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in Vista
    > 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >
    > I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Joe

    ---------------------------------------------

    You can use bootrec /fixboot or bootrec /fixmbr in the "command prompt" of
    the DVD :

    Boot on the Vista DVD. Choose country. Next. Choose keyboard. Next.
    Don't choose "install now" but "system recovery options" . If it is proposed
    to repair at the end of the search, answer "no". Deselect all lines and clic
    "next"
    Choose "command prompt"
    Type bootrec /? to access the bootrec help
    A usefull command is also :
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Yours sincerely
    Georges Jullien



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  8. #8


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

    Joe--Precisely what did you try? I'm hearing "tried those options" the same
    way I have heard for 7 years "tried Safe Mode in XP: when people have in
    fact tried one Safe mode option instead of the four they should try since
    one may work. Did you try all 3 options 1) Startup Repair and 2) System
    Restore after clicking into System Recovery Options from setup?

    CH



    "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:uC1gvp%23mGHA.192@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Tried those repair options, and they accomplished nothing. As far as I
    > can tell, there is not one specifically to repair the boot loader.
    >
    > Any other thoughts?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Joe
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23anDO79mGHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> It doesn't work that way in Vista. If you boot with the dvd you should
    >> see some links in the lower left of the first screen. One of them
    >> offeres the repair options.
    >>
    >> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >> news:%23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in
    >>> Vista 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >>>
    >>> I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>> Joe
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  9. #9


    Joe727 Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

    There are five repair options IIRC, on the Vista repair screen. I don't
    remember all the names. I am talking about booting to Vista, not XP.

    I tried all of them, including System Restore, which did not work.

    Joe

    "Chad Harris" <Bushisamoron.net> wrote in message
    news:%23C4pfrBnGHA.4672@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Joe--Precisely what did you try? I'm hearing "tried those options" the
    > same way I have heard for 7 years "tried Safe Mode in XP: when people
    > have in fact tried one Safe mode option instead of the four they should
    > try since one may work. Did you try all 3 options 1) Startup Repair and
    > 2) System Restore after clicking into System Recovery Options from setup?
    >
    > CH
    >
    >
    >
    > "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:uC1gvp%23mGHA.192@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Tried those repair options, and they accomplished nothing. As far as I
    >> can tell, there is not one specifically to repair the boot loader.
    >>
    >> Any other thoughts?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Joe
    >>
    >> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23anDO79mGHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> It doesn't work that way in Vista. If you boot with the dvd you should
    >>> see some links in the lower left of the first screen. One of them
    >>> offeres the repair options.
    >>>
    >>> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in
    >>>> Vista 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> Joe
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  10. #10


    Joe727 Guest

    Re: Fixboot command needed

    OIC - thanks for that info.

    Joe

    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:OkQFCL$mGHA.4636@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Not true. It works fine from XP.
    >
    > "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:OaUqbI$mGHA.2252@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>I have VistaBootPro - the question is, how do I boot to Vista if it
    >>doesn't appear on my selection screen at boot up?
    >>
    >> It's the same wth BCDedit. It only works in Vista as far as I know.
    >>
    >> Joe
    >>
    >> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uQ5tcA$mGHA.2264@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Then you need to use BCDedit. It is not intuitive. You may also use
    >>> VistaBootPro which does have a graphical front end.
    >>> http://www.vistabootpro.org/intro.php
    >>>
    >>> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >>> news:uC1gvp%23mGHA.192@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Tried those repair options, and they accomplished nothing. As far as I
    >>>> can tell, there is not one specifically to repair the boot loader.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any other thoughts?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> Joe
    >>>>
    >>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%23anDO79mGHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> It doesn't work that way in Vista. If you boot with the dvd you
    >>>>> should see some links in the lower left of the first screen. One of
    >>>>> them offeres the repair options.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:%23HHM539mGHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> Hi - what is the command prompt to repair the master boot record in
    >>>>>> Vista 5384? In XP it's fixboot and fixmbr.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I am running a triple boot PC. 98SE, XP Pro SP2 and Vista Beta 5384.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Joe
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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