Windows Vista Boot Manager BCDedit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by IamDotCom, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. IamDotCom

    IamDotCom Guest

    Hey there everyone! I'm not sure if I'm in the write group and so if
    my question is off base please help redirect me, thanks.

    My problem is that I have an extra entry in my Boot Manager list.
    Currently I have listed;

    1. Windows Vista (TM) Home Edition
    2. OpenSuse Installer

    The second option does not work and is left over from an installation
    crash of OpenSuse10.3. I have been trying via the BCDedit.exe program
    with absolutely no luck. I'm wondering if OpenSuse wrote to a legacy
    boot format and now Vista can't access it to delete it. If anyone
    knows how to completely rebuild my bootsector I'd greatly appreciate
    your help. I have tried:

    bootrec /Fixboot, /FixMBR, /RebuildBCD one at a time of course.

    Thanks again for any help you can provide.
    IamDotCom, Dec 21, 2007
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  2. Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 21, 2007
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  3. IamDotCom

    Quaoar Guest

    You might boot your Linux install DVD, select Repair, and let it repair
    the Windows boot manager (fix MBR), if that is your boot manager. I've
    done this several times, successfully. I normally use my Mandrake boot
    CD to repair both GRUB and Windows boot records that arise from my Linux
    installation screwups.

    Quaoar, Dec 21, 2007
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    horiageorg Guest

    horiageorg, Jan 24, 2009
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    GS Guest

    Yes, but watch where it mentioned
    cd boot

    it should be cd /Boot
    or just cd /d c:\boot instead of the original two lines . then even if you
    have inadvertently change directory before starting the procedure, it will
    still work
    GS, Feb 3, 2009
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