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Vista BCD problem (I think)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Regicide, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. Regicide

    Regicide Thread Starter

    Aug 8, 2003
    So, I recently installed a new version of linux. I setup up grub, and dual booting worked fine. Then, This morning, I cannot access my Vista partition, I click on the 'Vista' text in grub and the computer just restarts.

    I know this is not a grub issue, I am not a n00b in that department. I know that it must be a Vista issue:

    The computer came with a Recovery partition (the first partition) and Vista is the second. If I boot up into the Recovery, it immediately tells me that there are some booting issues that it will take care for you. Ok, great. Next time I boot and I select 'Vista', it goes striaght into the Recovery partition, but this time is mounts Vista as D: and the Recovery as C: and display my users and Desktop for me. After logging in, a bunch of message boxes appear telling me it couldn't load my profile (this is because Vista is usually C: and the recovery is D:). I say ok to all of them. Nothing works inside this mode of windows except the command prompt. At this point, I cannot access the recovery console because it always boots into this mixed partition mode.

    I have tried using bootrec and bcdedit and no combination seems to be able to fix Vista loading correctly.

    I talked to Gateway support and they said to format it. But, I rather not -- obvisiously. I know what needs to be done, I just don't know how to do it.

    Thanks in advance anyone with any ideas.
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