If so which ones? A 160gb pocket sized portable hard drive can be had for $70, and you can get good backup softs such as Acronis TrueImage for around $30 if you catch a good At the command prompt type "bcdedit /enum" (without the quotes) - this will list all options in the boot menu. 3. Boot back up with Gparted and you can see for yourself.
Exit. When I try to rebuilbcd, an installation is found, but when answering to add it to the boot list, i get a message saying that the filesystem is not recognized. ¿Can Fix MBR in Vista In Vista, the procedure to fix the master boot record is a bit different. You can check its status in BIOS (or CMOS Setup), but the step to access it depends on your computer's manufacturer.
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In the console, type diskpart.exe and press enter. I know there is still data on the drive but it will not let me access it. It worked fine, try that. November 20, 2008 jd2066 @Mr Lazy: If you have an actual Vista install CD with the computer then it will work.
Yet it shows no operating system to fix. Partition Wizard stuff like this: http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm http://www.diskinternals.com/ntfs-recovery/ http://www.datadoctor.org/ http://www.z-a-recovery.com/ http://www.smartpctools.com/ntfs_recovery/index1.html http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=recovery+ntfs+file+system&btnG=Google+Search August 19, 2008 Shannon VanWagner Steve, I suggest you first boot back into the Gparted CD, then open up the command line The "missing" 450GB is now called Unallocated. i thought about this HELP!?
I followed the steps of recovery but that didnt help. Published 08/8/07 SHOW ARCHIVED READER COMMENTS (197) Comments (197) August 9, 2007 OJ This is a handy trick, so long as you're dealing with IDE hard drives. Therefore, when you use Windows XP to create a new partition, the different alignments may cause this problem. I have a Sony vaio computer, and I was running the OS windows vista home premium.
Thanks for your help. A 160gb pocket sized portable hard drive can be had for less than $ January 11, 2009 ceravis Regarding partition resize speed, I just used GParted LiveCD to resize a 465gb Diskpart Commands It converted the free space to Ext 3 file system. Bootmgr Is Missing Just be sure your computer has been shutdown normally(not hard power off) prior to installing.
Help. Otherwise you may have to run the Vista repair voodoo magic - never the less you will have your partition and data back. edit this post Help Desk Geek Search Menu Windows Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Reviews Software Tools Products Tips How-To Help Desk MS Office Linux Other Networking Then, off to the black screen again. Windows 10
And it worked in two minutes and left Vista bootable and running after a reboot. Ryanred5 says: 7 years ago When I tried to do the "Fixmbr", I got a big error message basically telling me I could lose everything on my drive. Click on the Restart button to reboot your PC and test the changes. tony007 says: 6 years ago The only command that worked was bootrec.exe all the rest I got is not recognised as an internal or external command TheKrimzonGhost says: 6 years ago
azhar says: 6 years ago Use the fixboot for xp guys. I was researching a problem I am currently having and this site popped up. Fix Error loading operating system in Windows Vista Windows Setup CD/DVD Required!Some of the solutions below require the use of the Microsoft Windows setup CD or DVD.
Neither will do any repair/recovery operatings with confirming it first. Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top madmacs Posts: 1438 This post has been reported. How can I obtain those Vista recovery options? Thanks!
After that I tried shrinking another 25GB to get the size I had wanted, but once again I got the Access Denied error. As mentioned in the steps above, I could repair my problem ("Missing operating system on Win7-Boot") with bootrec.exe and fixmbr + fixboot. It worked! This could take hours, whereby just resizing could be done in seconds.
So, in short, Bios sees everything correctly, the drive size, etc., but beyond Bios, nada. Fix #2: Recreate the partitions If your hard disk is setup correctly, you can recreate the partitions by installing Windows XP again. I had to reformat a drive to reinstall Windows Vista (only because of work needs), but it would not format from the installer program because it was not NTFS (Linux previously I've been trying to solve this for hours, every solution I've tried has not worked.
And when I got my cell phone stolen, another lesson learned. If Windows setup cannot reliably determine which is the boot drive, this error will appear. Posicoln says: 5 years ago Well, I have tried changing my computer back from Vista to Xp, wanting to put a dual boot in, I follwed steps elsewhere, but then needed First off, I am running Vista Home Premium 32.
Why is this Dave says: 6 years ago Hey Aseem, Thanks for the tip. Better have everything the way you want first :-) I'm trying to make a laptop configuration that boots up a regular user w/o a password running LoJack from the on disk I've deleted the partition which had 100% free space..