Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: how do I write into the boot manager in Vista??

25 Mar 2012   #1

win seven 32, win seven 64
how do I write into the boot manager in Vista??

Can anyone advise me how to re-write the information ( what and where) so that I can access the hidden partition on a laptop running Vista so we can put the system on again.

I ask because Alt+F10 no longer works

IT DID work a few days ago, and we put Vista back on because the machine had been infected with malware which shut off all the services. So, restored, all sorted and the machine went back to my son working fine, but then a couple of days later, Service Pack 1 tried to download and install via Windows Updates, and kept on trying and trying, without completing.

My son brought the machine back because he could not get it to reboot, and we found the system was corrupt so that we could not repair even after chkdsk.

I googled a black screen message giving a particular address and registry line displayed when the machine halts ( which I googled on my own computer) and found that many other people had experienced the same events after downloading SP1, and that the system would need to be re-installed ( and then SP1 downloaded direct from MS, not via Windows Update) - but now Alt+F10 no longer takes me to the screen I need to do a factory restore.

If this was XP and boot.ini I could perhaps work out how to put that information back, but I do not know what to write or how to access the boot manager in Vista. Can you help please?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Mar 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Take a look at your other thread.
can no longer get factory default to work
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 how do I write into the boot manager in Vista??

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33