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Windows 7: Installed windows seven, Now can't boot to vista.

18 May 2009   #11
04orgzx6r

Windows 7, Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
I use Acronis Disk Director Suite. Others, including SIW2 like and use Paragon.

See SIW2 post here:
Clean install with partition

Either will do well for ya. Gparted is a free one though. I never used that but see that it is recommended a lot.

Is explorer.exe started, when looking in task manager? If not, go to file | new task (run) in it and type explorer.exe, hit enter.
No its not, I started it though and it wouln't load my profile only a temp.

But I think I fiured out that it isn't seeing the partitions correctly, it sees the partition it is on as F but it should see it as C, so once I get that figured out I should be good to go!


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18 May 2009   #12
04orgzx6r

Windows 7, Vista
 
 

I am officially back up and running on vista!
I went into the regeditor and changed the drives back to the way vista needs them
Thanks again for all of the help guys!
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18 May 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Good stuff, glad you got it sorted.
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18 May 2009   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Torrentg - thanks for stepping in there.

04 - Well done - that's not easy the first time.

I didn't type that out very well - you may find you have an unused entry in bcd - you may have a Vista entry with id {ntldr} from the commands you first attempted from the other thread.

You can see what is there, with the command:

bcdedit

You can remove that entry with:

bcdedit /del {ntldr} /f

Hope it helps.
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18 May 2009   #15
04orgzx6r

Windows 7, Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

Torrentg - thanks for stepping in there.

04 - Well done - that's not easy the first time.

I didn't type that out very well - you may find you have an unused entry in bcd - you may have a Vista entry with id {ntldr} from the commands you first attempted from the other thread.

You can see what is there, with the command:

bcdedit

You can remove that entry with:

bcdedit /del {ntldr} /f

Hope it helps.
Haha Nice! I do have an extra entry but I didn't want to ask again, its like you read my mind

I am kinda glad it got all screwed up though, cause I learned a lot from fixing it.

Thanks again for all of the help, its users like you guys who make this a very nice place to hang around
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18 May 2009   #16
vasujain

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
 
 

y dnt u try bcdeditor...i think there is some problem with the vista boot loader settings that might have got overlapped when installing windows 7.so try using the software it can fix up
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