messed up my dual boot

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by khopper, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. khopper

    khopper Guest

    I messed up my dual boot. Now all I see is XP Home. Is there some "recovery"
    capability to reboot with the installation CDROM? how can I get back to
    Vista? it was working great until I messed with Ubuntu Linux and it installed
    Grub. Now I need to get back to Vista and can't quite figure it out.
    khopper, Aug 3, 2006
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  2. How is your system set up (partitions, hard drives, how many, what is
    where...)? Hardware configuration? What did you do to "mess up" your
    multi-boot scenario?
    Mark D. VandenBeg, Aug 3, 2006
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  3. khopper

    khopper Guest

    Hi Mark, I am setup with a brand new Dell 5150 and a 160GB SATA-II disk. I
    partitioned it suing Acronis. Somewhere along the line I must have been in
    XP and issued the fixmbr and fixboot commands from the recovery boot option
    of the CD.

    To fix the problem I downloaded and executed the WONDERFUL utility called
    "EasyBCD" (or VistaBootPRO) and used the "restore Vista boot loader" option.
    That totally fixed my problem.

    I can now quadruple boot into Ubuntu, Xandros, Vista, and XP :)

    thank you Mark for your kind response to the post. I feel a ton better now
    that I know where I can find a support group.

    all the best,
    khopper, Aug 3, 2006
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