dual boot but lost vista boot loader

Posted: 06-07-2006, 03:57 AM
Sorry if it is repost. I searched thru and I couldnt find anything closer to
my issue.

I was running XP on c:\ and Vista beta 2 on d:\ for while and worked great.
But I had virus on my XP partiition and I had no choice to format c:\ drive
and reaload XP.

Now that I am running XP back on c:\ but lost the vista bootloader on c:\. I
still have the vista drive d:\ and the copy of c:\boot directory. Is there a
way to load the bootloader of vista into c: without reinstalling.

I tried pronetworks vistabootloader and I dont see any option of creating
the boot loader. I see the option for deleting the bootloader for vista.

Please help.
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Chins


dual boot but lost vista boot loader


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Barry
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RE: dual boot but lost vista boot loader
Posted: 06-09-2006, 10:51 PM
Yes you can fix that.

You need to modify your boot.ini on your c drive.

Assuming you have 2 physical drives and that your boot ini may not exactly
refelct mine.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
Professional" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /USEPMTIMER


Add this line to it at the bottom.

multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows Vista"
/FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

Barry
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RE: dual boot but lost vista boot loader
Posted: 06-09-2006, 10:51 PM
Yes you can fix that.


You need to modify your boot.ini in you C:\
You can do that by showing hiden files and unchecking its read only status.

it should look close to this

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
Professional" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /USEPMTIMER

Assuming you have 2 physical hard drives add this line at the bottom.


multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows Vista"
/FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

If you have 1 physical drive with multi partition where x is the partition
number.

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(X)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows Vista"
/FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

You can remove the switches if you desire.

NOTE: your boot.ini may not look exactly the same as this example.

PS851112
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RE: dual boot but lost vista boot loader
Posted: 07-23-2006, 10:24 AM
If your still having trouble, I ran into very similar instance. I had to
install XP to reset my drive permissions and ownership which got rid of the
new Boot selection. I tried editing my boot.ini in XP but my system would
just freeze up. I ended up poping the Vista Cd in my drive and went into the
repair section of the cd and then went to do repair under booting. Fix the
problem in about 3 or 4 minutes.
 
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