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Missing Boot - Whoops! Help!

  1. #1


    =?Utf-8?B?ZzBuaw==?= Guest

    Missing Boot - Whoops! Help!

    Ok, I had Vista RC1 isntalled on my secondary hard drive, with XP on my C
    drive. Dual booting. I decided to go with RC1 as my main OS, so I swapped the
    drives, to make Vista on C and XP on D, and when I formatted the old C drive,
    i totally forgot like an idiot that the MBR was on that drive, so now i have
    a Missing boot device...

    any Vista tools out there that will let me put boot files on the Vista drive
    without having to reformat and reinstall?

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  2. #2


    Steven Wabik Guest

    Re: Missing Boot - Whoops! Help!

    i just sugest you reformt the drive.
    "g0nk" <g0nk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1F8B8B30-D498-4AAC-BFD8-04B7093B7780@microsoft.com...
    > Ok, I had Vista RC1 isntalled on my secondary hard drive, with XP on my C
    > drive. Dual booting. I decided to go with RC1 as my main OS, so I swapped
    > the
    > drives, to make Vista on C and XP on D, and when I formatted the old C
    > drive,
    > i totally forgot like an idiot that the MBR was on that drive, so now i
    > have
    > a Missing boot device...
    >
    > any Vista tools out there that will let me put boot files on the Vista
    > drive
    > without having to reformat and reinstall?




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  3. #3


    ko van Zeeland Guest

    Re: Missing Boot - Whoops! Help!

    > Ok, I had Vista RC1 isntalled on my secondary hard drive, with XP on
    > my C drive. Dual booting. I decided to go with RC1 as my main OS, so I
    > swapped the drives, to make Vista on C and XP on D, and when I
    > formatted the old C drive, i totally forgot like an idiot that the MBR
    > was on that drive, so now i have a Missing boot device...
    >
    > any Vista tools out there that will let me put boot files on the Vista
    > drive without having to reformat and reinstall?
    >


    You can try a boot from the DVD and select repair from the DVD.

    ko van Zeeland



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