dual boot but lost vista boot loader

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Chinnasamy Arumugam, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. 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.
     
    Chinnasamy Arumugam, Jun 7, 2006
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  2. Chinnasamy Arumugam

    Barry Guest

    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)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /USEPMTIMER


    Add this line to it at the bottom.

    multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista"
    /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN
     
    Barry, Jun 9, 2006
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  3. Chinnasamy Arumugam

    Barry Guest

    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)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft 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="Microsoft 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="Microsoft 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.
     
    Barry, Jun 9, 2006
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  4. Chinnasamy Arumugam

    PS851112 Guest

    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.
     
    PS851112, Jul 23, 2006
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