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Topic # 13808 30-May-2007 14:06
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Hey people,

this sage began about 2 weeks ago when my computer was running perfectly with XP Pro and i just got my new FTTH connection here at home. My bright idea is to load vista and from there everything went pear shaped! Vista basically gave up havlf way through the install and corrupted the boot file or whatever it was, anyway i lost pretty much everything on c: no biggie thats why we make back ups! Anyway, i got it all sorted out by removing all the drives and just keeping one drive in the machine and partitioned it off so i now have vista and XP loaded on them.

As i was upgrading xp1 to xp sp2 my computer decided to do a data fart and died halfway through the upgrade, given that i had troubles like this over the past few days i created a few rescue disks they did work and the computer eventually updated itself to sp2 but has left a legacy of data road kill on when i boot up for example:

In the windows boot manager i have 3 entries

1) Windows XP

2) Microsoft windows Vista

3) Microsoft windows xp pro set up

and of course the choices if i hit tab etc etc etc....

if i go into the XP pro setup, i'm given instructions

1) Insert your windows installation disk etc etc etc restart
2) choose languagesettings click next
3) click repair your computer.

* if you do not have the disk contact system admin etc etc...

file: \$LDR$

Status: 0xc000000f

*the selected entry could not be loaded because it is missing or corrupt.

now after i hit enter after viewing this screen it returns me back to the top three choices menu again.

end of problem #1

Problem #2

If i choose XP at the start i get another logon screen , on this screen i have 2 choices and they are

1) Micky soft XP PRo
2) Micky Soft XP Pro setup.

And if i go for the setup my machine reboots and i am back to square one.

At this moment i have XP sorted out and up to date, and Vista is working well too. I do however have this booting problem (I have pic's if anyone wants to see em) and i would like to if possible to just delete the setup thingie from the boot ini, i don't know if it can be done, and i dont really know how to do it to be perfectly honest. i did look for the start up entries in Vista with easy bcd. Unfortunately no joy there!

i was just going to delete them from there if it would let me,

So can ayone please help me here??


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Reply # 72838 30-May-2007 15:43
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Try using VistaBootPRO from either Vista or XP

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  Reply # 72840 30-May-2007 15:46
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did you install "vista on xp" AND on a new partition?
if you did, then just download gparted livecd
and burn a cd. you can then load ths as a boot cd and delete the vista partition and should be ok.

note if you selected Upgrade installation you need to reformat everything

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Reply # 72844 30-May-2007 16:07
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My apologies if i mislead you, i already had XP Pro installed and was installing vista on another partition.

On the same drive. I just downloaded and set up bootloader, this is what it said..

I cant see the start up stuff anywhere but then again i am not a it professional....

Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {default}
resumeobject            {152df381-0a1b-11dc-bd79-ae7425e2b1f6}
displayorder            {ntldr}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier              {default}
device                  partition=H:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=H:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {152df381-0a1b-11dc-bd79-ae7425e2b1f6}
nx                      OptIn

Resume from Hibernate
identifier              {152df381-0a1b-11dc-bd79-ae7425e2b1f6}
device                  partition=H:
path                    \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description             Windows Resume Application
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice              partition=H:
filepath                \hiberfil.sys
pae                     No
debugoptionenabled      No

Windows Memory Tester
identifier              {memdiag}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \boot\memtest.exe
description             Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess         Yes

Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier              {ntldr}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \ntldr
description             Windows XP

EMS Settings
identifier              {emssettings}
bootems                 Yes

Debugger Settings
identifier              {dbgsettings}
debugtype               Serial
debugport               1
baudrate                115200

RAM Defects
identifier              {badmemory}

Global Settings
identifier              {globalsettings}
inherit                 {dbgsettings}

Boot Loader Settings
identifier              {bootloadersettings}
inherit                 {globalsettings}

Resume Loader Settings
identifier              {resumeloadersettings}
inherit                 {globalsettings}

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


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  Reply # 72849 30-May-2007 16:16
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ah i see! sorry a bit ahead of myself there wasnt i!

try easybcd from vista?
download it here

really be honest with you, i actually dont have a clue what's wrong with your machine!
so you're saying that you have only 2 OS and both healthy whilst having a stuffed up booting whatever-you-call-that?

easybcd may have a fix that you can tweak from within vista but that's as far as i can help ...

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Reply # 72851 30-May-2007 16:26
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I have easy bcd and can't see the Xp set up loader information in there,
is there anywhere i can post a picture so you guys can see what i am dealing with?
I started with one good OS that was xp pro, then it crashed whilst installing Vista, both OS's were unrecoverable,
so formatted the hd's and loaded up xp again and then proceeded to a flat install with Vista. Both are going great guns now.
Just the little problem as mentioned with the Windows boot manager. and the three starting options.


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