acquiring bootsect.exe or Vista install DVD iso image?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Roedy Green, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Roedy Green

    Roedy Green Guest

    I bought an Acer desktop with OEM vista. It comes without a DVD and
    without BOOTSECT.exe the utility to fix boot sectors and patch them
    back to Vista's multiboot scheme damaged by other multiboot programs.

    Is there a way to download BOOTSECT.exe somewhere or the ISO image of
    an install DVD?

    MS offers a CD collection install discs for $13 but not the convenient
    single DVD.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx
    Acer has just ignored my many emails.


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    Roedy Green, Apr 22, 2007
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    Don Guest

    If you really need just that one file I'd be happy to email it to you or
    upload it to an ftp site.
    It's only 86KB. (There is one version for x86 and another for x64
    machines.)

    It really would be nice to download these utilities directly from MS,
    though.
     
    Don, Apr 23, 2007
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  3. Roedy Green

    Roedy Green Guest

    thanks for the offer. A friend did just that already.
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    Roedy Green, Apr 23, 2007
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    dshakya Guest

    Hi Don,

    Could you please mail me a copy of bootsect.exe file. I ran int
    similay problem as Roedy.

    Cheers
    Deepak
     
    dshakya, Jun 12, 2007
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    Don Guest

    I discovered after I wrote that offer that bootsect.exe is supplied
    as part of VistaBootPro (vistabootpro.org), so that's the easiest
    and safest way to get it. It's an excellent tool in itself.
     
    Don, Jun 12, 2007
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    dshakya Guest

    Hi Don,

    Thanks for the info.

    Cheers
    Deepak
     
    dshakya, Jun 13, 2007
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    JamesR404 Guest

    JamesR404, May 17, 2009
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  8. As a side note how is it possible for a virus to be written to the boot
    sector in windows Vista?
     
    James Matthews, May 17, 2009
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Chad Harris, May 18, 2009
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