Can't boot into Vista (dualboot)

Posted: 01-26-2009, 03:24 PM
Hi

Blunder of the week:

I've had a triple-boot set up on my laptop with XP, Vista and Windows 7 beta
on three logical volumes. I wanted to uninstall the Win7 beta, and ran this
command using the Win7 beta installation disk:

"e:\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force" (E: is my DVD drive)

Stupid. Of course, with this parameter I managed to get rid of the Vista
boot option as well as Win7. Now the machine only launches XP.

Does anybody know a way to get Vista back into the boot menu, short of doing
a Vista repair install? I've kept all files on the volumes, it should all be
there.

JJ


Can't boot into Vista (dualboot)


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Dave
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Re: Can't boot into Vista (dualboot)
Posted: 01-26-2009, 03:41 PM
Try Vistabootpro http://www.vistabootpro.org/ (I guess it's not free
anymore)

Or, boot off the Vista DVD, and do a startup repair.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html


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"JanJ" <JanJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> Blunder of the week:
>
> I've had a triple-boot set up on my laptop with XP, Vista and Windows 7
> beta
> on three logical volumes. I wanted to uninstall the Win7 beta, and ran
> this
> command using the Win7 beta installation disk:
>
> "e:\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force" (E: is my DVD drive)
>
> Stupid. Of course, with this parameter I managed to get rid of the Vista
> boot option as well as Win7. Now the machine only launches XP.
>
> Does anybody know a way to get Vista back into the boot menu, short of
> doing
> a Vista repair install? I've kept all files on the volumes, it should all
> be
> there.
>
> JJ
>
>
JanJ
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Re: Can't boot into Vista (dualboot)
Posted: 01-26-2009, 04:00 PM
"Dave" wrote:
> Try Vistabootpro http://www.vistabootpro.org/ (I guess it's not free
> anymore)
>
> Or, boot off the Vista DVD, and do a startup repair.
> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html
Thanks for replying, Dave, but I am looking for a simpler solution using one
of the boot sector tools to simply restore the Vista entry without the hazzle
of running an install. Or isn't it possible?

JJ
Dave
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Re: Can't boot into Vista (dualboot)
Posted: 01-26-2009, 04:13 PM
You can use bcdedit....
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2014/..._boot_xp_prof/
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc709667.aspx

The repair isn't a whole install...


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"JanJ" <JanJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> "Dave" wrote:
>
>> Try Vistabootpro http://www.vistabootpro.org/ (I guess it's not free
>> anymore)
>>
>> Or, boot off the Vista DVD, and do a startup repair.
>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html
>
> Thanks for replying, Dave, but I am looking for a simpler solution using
> one
> of the boot sector tools to simply restore the Vista entry without the
> hazzle
> of running an install. Or isn't it possible?
>
> JJ
JanJ
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Re: Can't boot into Vista (dualboot)
Posted: 01-26-2009, 07:10 PM
"Dave" wrote:
> You can use bcdedit....
> http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2014/..._boot_xp_prof/
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc709667.aspx
>
> The repair isn't a whole install...
Had to go with the last one after all. Problem solved within two seconds.
What took most of the time was finding the installation disk. It was in the
basement. Thanks for your help, Dave.

JJ
andy
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Re: Can't boot into Vista (dualboot)
Posted: 01-26-2009, 07:54 PM
Use the same command with /nt60 instead of /nt52.

On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 07:24:05 -0800, JanJ
<JanJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Hi
>
>Blunder of the week:
>
>I've had a triple-boot set up on my laptop with XP, Vista and Windows 7 beta
>on three logical volumes. I wanted to uninstall the Win7 beta, and ran this
>command using the Win7 beta installation disk:
>
>"e:\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force" (E: is my DVD drive)
>
>Stupid. Of course, with this parameter I managed to get rid of the Vista
>boot option as well as Win7. Now the machine only launches XP.
>
>Does anybody know a way to get Vista back into the boot menu, short of doing
>a Vista repair install? I've kept all files on the volumes, it should all be
>there.
>
>JJ
>
JanJ
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Re: Can't boot into Vista (dualboot)
Posted: 01-26-2009, 10:57 PM
"andy" wrote:
> Use the same command with /nt60 instead of /nt52.
That was my initial idea as well, but it didn't bring Vista back into the
boot menu. Anyway, startup repair took care of it.

JJ
 
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