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05 Aug 2009  

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

OK. If that doesn't work , try booting the XP install cd:

At the first screen select SETUP WINDOWS XP

At the second screen press R to repair your XP install.

If still no joy, use this:

Extract it from the zip and copy it onto a cd

OR, if you have PowerIso ( the free , unregistered version will be fine) open the downloaded Vista recovery disc .iso and paste bootsect.exe into the Boot folder. Then hit Save. The new .iso will contain bootsect.exe. Burn it to cd.

Try the bootrec commands first.

If it isn't working:

To run bootsect, Boot the Vista recovery cd to command prompt,

( if bootsect is on a separate cd, take Vista rec cd out, put bootsect cd in )

Type :

Dvdriveletter:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All /mbr {enter}

[ Obviously if it on a separate cd , and not inside the boot folder, the command is: Dvdriveletter:Bootsect.exe /NT60 All /mbr {enter} ]

To find dvddriveletter, type:

Diskpart {enter}

lis vol {enter}

to leave diskpart, type :

exit {enter}

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