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Recovering Vista after XP reinstall?

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Old 03-03-2008
RRJ
 

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Recovering Vista after XP reinstall?
Hello,
I had XP and Vista on two partitions, with first allocated for XP and second
for Vista. It also means that the Vista BCD ('Boot' folder) was on XP
partition.
I had to reinstall XP, which caused the first partition to be wiped. So I
can now boot only in XP.
Is there a way for me to recover the Vista back? I have tried booting into
Vista CD and trying things like 'bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot, bootrec
/fixmbr', but to no avail.

Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2008
John Barnes
 

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Re: Recovering Vista after XP reinstall?
You can use startup repair from the install DVD or alternately download and
install EasyBCD or VistaBootPro to recreate the Vista boot process.

"RRJ" <RRJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EAFB1926-B2B4-47DD-B71C-160C206DCDC0@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
> I had XP and Vista on two partitions, with first allocated for XP and
> second
> for Vista. It also means that the Vista BCD ('Boot' folder) was on XP
> partition.
> I had to reinstall XP, which caused the first partition to be wiped. So I
> can now boot only in XP.
> Is there a way for me to recover the Vista back? I have tried booting into
> Vista CD and trying things like 'bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot,
> bootrec
> /fixmbr', but to no avail.
>
> Thanks.


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Old 03-03-2008
AJR
 

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Re: Recovering Vista after XP reinstall?
If you did not "wipe out" Vista - the boot process can be rebuilt by using
VistaBootPro or EasyBCD as suggested by John.

"John Barnes" <jbarnes@email.net> wrote in message
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> You can use startup repair from the install DVD or alternately download
> and install EasyBCD or VistaBootPro to recreate the Vista boot process.
>
> "RRJ" <RRJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EAFB1926-B2B4-47DD-B71C-160C206DCDC0@microsoft.com...
>> Hello,
>> I had XP and Vista on two partitions, with first allocated for XP and
>> second
>> for Vista. It also means that the Vista BCD ('Boot' folder) was on XP
>> partition.
>> I had to reinstall XP, which caused the first partition to be wiped. So I
>> can now boot only in XP.
>> Is there a way for me to recover the Vista back? I have tried booting
>> into
>> Vista CD and trying things like 'bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot,
>> bootrec
>> /fixmbr', but to no avail.
>>
>> Thanks.

>



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