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Fixboot command needed

J

Joe727

#1
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
 
C

Colin Barnhorst

#2
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
>
>
 
J

Joe727

#3
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
>>
>>

>
>
 
C

Colin Barnhorst

#4
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
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 
J

Joe727

#5
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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 
C

Colin Barnhorst

#6
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
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 
G

Georges Jullien

#7
"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
 
C

Chad Harris

#8
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
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 
J

Joe727

#9
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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 
J

Joe727

#10
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
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 
J

Joe727

#11
"Georges Jullien" <nospamgrjullien@numericable.fr> wrote in message
news:O4kFZaBnGHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>
> "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


Thanks for the information. However, for some unknown reason, the System
Recovery Options interface is reporting that my Vista installation is on
partition J instead of partition N. Drive J is actually on my second hard
drive.

98SE is on partition E drive 1 / XP Pro on partition F drive 1 / Vista on
partition N drive 1 / Boot Loaders on Partition C drive 1 which of course is
the Windows default. F & N are NTFS. C & E are FAT32.

I ran the bootrec /rebuildbcd and the bootrec /fixboot, but neither worked.
In fact, I had to install the XP Retail CD and use the Recovery Console to
run fixboot in order to boot into XP.

Any other suggestions other than reinstall Vista?

Joe
 
J

Joe727

#12
Update - VistaBootPro doesn't repair the boot loader. Their website says
that funtion will be in their next release.

I couldn't get BCDedit or BCDedit.exe to work in a command prompt in XP Pro.

Joe

"Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:%23UB4mJDnGHA.692@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> 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
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 
M

MICHAEL

#13
Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

"Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message news:ukIb6IDnGHA.816@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> 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.


Hey, Joe. Not sure if this would help you, shouldn't hurt.

I ran Acronis from XP after Vista's install to give
Vista more space. I ended up not being able to boot
to Vista. "Couldn't find winload.exe" was the error. I
tried this, it worked.

Accessing bootsect.exe from
the DVD via XP, I ran the cmd "d:\boot\bootsect /nt60 F:"

"F" being my Vista volume as seen by XP.

-Michael
 
H

halfspeed

#14
As a last resort boot to the Windows 98 boot disk (floppy)
choose no cdrom support and at the command prompt A: type in fdisk/mbr
this should restore the mbr. This has saved my skin many times over.
"Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:OvYv8cDnGHA.5056@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>
> "Georges Jullien" <nospamgrjullien@numericable.fr> wrote in message
> news:O4kFZaBnGHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "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

>
> Thanks for the information. However, for some unknown reason, the System
> Recovery Options interface is reporting that my Vista installation is on
> partition J instead of partition N. Drive J is actually on my second hard
> drive.
>
> 98SE is on partition E drive 1 / XP Pro on partition F drive 1 / Vista on
> partition N drive 1 / Boot Loaders on Partition C drive 1 which of course
> is the Windows default. F & N are NTFS. C & E are FAT32.
>
> I ran the bootrec /rebuildbcd and the bootrec /fixboot, but neither
> worked. In fact, I had to install the XP Retail CD and use the Recovery
> Console to run fixboot in order to boot into XP.
>
> Any other suggestions other than reinstall Vista?
>
> Joe
>
>
 
J

Joe727

#15
Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

"MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
news:uL1vo4EnGHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
> news:ukIb6IDnGHA.816@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> 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.

>
> Hey, Joe. Not sure if this would help you, shouldn't hurt.
>
> I ran Acronis from XP after Vista's install to give
> Vista more space. I ended up not being able to boot
> to Vista. "Couldn't find winload.exe" was the error. I tried this, it
> worked.
>
> Accessing bootsect.exe from
> the DVD via XP, I ran the cmd "d:\boot\bootsect /nt60 F:"
> "F" being my Vista volume as seen by XP.
>
> -Michael


Hi Michael - thanks for posting. I had to make an assumption about your
drive/partition letters. I assume D is your DVD drive and F is where Vista
is installed.

L is my DVD drive and N is where Vista is installed. F is where XP is
installed.

I ran L:\boot\bootsect /nt60 N: - I got a confirmation that the boot was
fixed but the Vista boot loader did not appear on reboot.

Joe
 
M

MICHAEL

#16
Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

"Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message news:uWAfdDFnGHA.4532@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>
> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
> news:uL1vo4EnGHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
>> news:ukIb6IDnGHA.816@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> 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.

>>
>> Hey, Joe. Not sure if this would help you, shouldn't hurt.
>>
>> I ran Acronis from XP after Vista's install to give
>> Vista more space. I ended up not being able to boot
>> to Vista. "Couldn't find winload.exe" was the error. I tried this, it
>> worked.
>>
>> Accessing bootsect.exe from
>> the DVD via XP, I ran the cmd "d:\boot\bootsect /nt60 F:"
>> "F" being my Vista volume as seen by XP.
>>
>> -Michael

>
> Hi Michael - thanks for posting. I had to make an assumption about your
> drive/partition letters. I assume D is your DVD drive and F is where Vista
> is installed.
>
> L is my DVD drive and N is where Vista is installed. F is where XP is
> installed.
>
> I ran L:\boot\bootsect /nt60 N: - I got a confirmation that the boot was
> fixed but the Vista boot loader did not appear on reboot.


Your assumptions were correct. Sorry it didn't work.

Hope you figure it out.

Take care,

Michael
 
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Joe727

#17
Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

"MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
news:OHEQIYFnGHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
> news:uWAfdDFnGHA.4532@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
>> news:uL1vo4EnGHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
>>> news:ukIb6IDnGHA.816@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Hey, Joe. Not sure if this would help you, shouldn't hurt.
>>>
>>> I ran Acronis from XP after Vista's install to give
>>> Vista more space. I ended up not being able to boot
>>> to Vista. "Couldn't find winload.exe" was the error. I tried this, it
>>> worked.
>>>
>>> Accessing bootsect.exe from
>>> the DVD via XP, I ran the cmd "d:\boot\bootsect /nt60 F:"
>>> "F" being my Vista volume as seen by XP.
>>>
>>> -Michael

>>
>> Hi Michael - thanks for posting. I had to make an assumption about your
>> drive/partition letters. I assume D is your DVD drive and F is where
>> Vista is installed.
>>
>> L is my DVD drive and N is where Vista is installed. F is where XP is
>> installed.
>>
>> I ran L:\boot\bootsect /nt60 N: - I got a confirmation that the boot was
>> fixed but the Vista boot loader did not appear on reboot.

>
> Your assumptions were correct. Sorry it didn't work.
>
> Hope you figure it out.
>
> Take care,
>
> Michael


Ok - thanks again.

Joe
 
M

Michael Cecil

#18
Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 10:24:14 -0400, "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote:

>I ran L:\boot\bootsect /nt60 N: - I got a confirmation that the boot was
>fixed but the Vista boot loader did not appear on reboot.


You could always image your existing Vista drive to somewhere safe, boot
from the Vista disc and install Vista to get the booting fixed, then
restore just the Vista image without changing the boot drive.
--
Michael Cecil
http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/
 
J

Joe727

#19
Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

"Michael Cecil" <macecil@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 10:24:14 -0400, "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote:
>
>>I ran L:\boot\bootsect /nt60 N: - I got a confirmation that the boot was
>>fixed but the Vista boot loader did not appear on reboot.

>
> You could always image your existing Vista drive to somewhere safe, boot
> from the Vista disc and install Vista to get the booting fixed, then
> restore just the Vista image without changing the boot drive.
> --
> Michael Cecil
> http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
> http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/


It's not a big deal. I can reinstall Vista. I am just checking it out
along with the new Office Suite Beta. Vista is very nice, but I sure miss
the little Cat helper in Office. I use the Cat instead of Clippy.

Joe
 
C

Chad Harris

#20
Re: Fixboot command needed Which Sys Rec Options did you try?

You should definitely move up from the cat to a dog. Your life with
computers would get much better. I can also show you how to hack the dog
that is used as the search helper to make it have diverse sounds and do a
gamut of tricks so you can begin focusing on the priorities in life.

CH


"Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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>
> "Michael Cecil" <macecil@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:huhaa2dqhrpb2ru6f0o3ske0k5b5jaf1bi@4ax.com...
>> On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 10:24:14 -0400, "Joe727" <nospam@nospam.nospam>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>I ran L:\boot\bootsect /nt60 N: - I got a confirmation that the boot was
>>>fixed but the Vista boot loader did not appear on reboot.

>>
>> You could always image your existing Vista drive to somewhere safe, boot
>> from the Vista disc and install Vista to get the booting fixed, then
>> restore just the Vista image without changing the boot drive.
>> --
>> Michael Cecil
>> http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
>> http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/

>
> It's not a big deal. I can reinstall Vista. I am just checking it out
> along with the new Office Suite Beta. Vista is very nice, but I sure miss
> the little Cat helper in Office. I use the Cat instead of Clippy.
>
> Joe
>
>