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Windows 7: Windows Boot Manager not being displayed

07 Jul 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

haha, i dunno if this will work, but in EasyBCD, try just doing the "Re-install Vista Bootloader" option. maybe it will boot you into Vista? Just a thought.


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07 Jul 2009   #12
win7fan

Windows 7 & Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
haha, i dunno if this will work, but in EasyBCD, try just doing the "Re-install Vista Bootloader" option. maybe it will boot you into Vista? Just a thought.
Thanks Uber Philif, I will try that . Hopefully, Vista will boot again.

Edit: No, it did not work, windows 7 boots up again. I restarted, then I Pressed F8 before windows 7 booted up and went to Windows Boot Manager. It looks like Vista's partition table is corrupt somehow, as Windows 7 is only displayed. There's got to be a way around this, as Vista is listed as healthy.
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07 Jul 2009   #13
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Unfortunately, when you boot a Vista install DVD and do the repair to fix the MBR, they deliberately do not overwrite the partition table info in the mbr. So if that's what's hosed, it won't fix it. That's why it's a good idea to save a copy of the mbr with some utility or use an image backup that does it. I unhosed my partition table by backing up and restoring with Macrium Reflect. But you might try some partition table fixer programs.

Also see this site:

Boot Land

They may be able to show you how to set up a USB key drive with a boot manager to boot off the HD similar to how Linux does it. Once you get it set up on USB it should be easier to get the HD setup fixed up.
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07 Jul 2009   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Run startup repair from the 7 dvd - if it doesn't do it automatically, select Vista from the o/s's listed and click Next, then startup repair.

Or do it by hand :

Boot into 7, open an elevated cmd prompt, type: (Replace the ? with the Vista drive letter as seen when booted into 7. Press enter after each command)

bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Vista"

A {GUID} will be returned, use that , including brackets , in the commands below:

bcdedit /set { the-guid-you-got} device partition=?:

bcdedit /set { the-guid-you-got} osdevice partition=?:

close cmd prompt.

The description between " " can be anything you like.
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08 Jul 2009   #15
win7fan

Windows 7 & Vista
 
 

Thanks SIW2 . Vista is now bootable and is now displayed in the Windows Boot Manager! Also, Thanks for the everyone who helped me out with this problem . I really appreicaite it

Edit: Accidently, I typed the commands (above post) several times and now I have got 3 Vista Entries in the Windows Boot Manager! Is it safe to delete the one's marked as 'C:'?, as 'D' is the drive windows vista is on. I've attached a screenshot of this below.


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08 Jul 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Win7fan,

I would recommend that you verify the good Vista C: or D: entry by booting into it first though, but it will be safe to delete the extra Vista C: and D: entries from msconfig afterwards.
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08 Jul 2009   #17
win7fan

Windows 7 & Vista
 
 

Thanks for your help everyone Windows 7 & Vista are now dual booted successfully and are listed in the Windows Boot Manager The problem is now solved .
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08 Jul 2009   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted win7fan.
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08 Jul 2009   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome - glad it's working for you
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