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Installed new Video Card somehow screwed up my bootloader

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Old 12-01-2008
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Installed new Video Card somehow screwed up my bootloader

Hey guys,

Recently (couple days ago) i installed a new video card (geforce 260),
after the hardware change I couldnt boot into Vista.

Here is a thread I originally created regarding that topic.

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-hardwa...tml#post896842

A member in this forum, Barman58, started to assist me with my problem.

I have downloaded Vista Boot Pro 3.3, EasyBCD and tried to use the
start up repair from my Vista DVD and still I am getting boot problems.

Im currently running Vista Home Premium 64

Ive used EasyBCD and have tried all three scenarios that are on their
website. The last scenario I cannot get to work however. THe program
says that Vista already has a boot files so EasyBCD will not create one.
I was a little confused with the "boot drive" and the "vista drive"
(wouldnt they be the same)?


Also when using the Vista CD; when i try to use the "start up repair"
tool, it begins to work but then asks if ive added any removable
hardware recently, like a camera. If so, remove it and restart. I do
NOT have anything connected like that, though I DO have a flash drive
that I was using for Readyboost.....

Sorry if this post goes in many directions, Ive just tried all the
options I can find on forums, net, etc.

What I would like to do is be able to restore the bootloader from the
Vista DVD, as it would be the truest form of "fresh install".

Ive tried using the CMD prompt on the DVD but I still get errors with
that; for example the command line

C:\boot\bootsect.exe/nt60 all /force always kicks back and says "path
not found"

Any help would be greatly appreciated. As of right now I can get into
vista by using the DVD I just place it in the tray and when my HDD fails
to boot, it asks for the DVD, I hit enter and wait until my system
boots. Its very annoying.

Thanks again,

BigZed

Here is the Debug log of WBM from EasyBCD if it helps;

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
displayorder {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 5

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
nx OptOut


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Old 12-01-2008
Curious
 

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Re: Installed new Video Card somehow screwed up my bootloader
Have you removed the flash drive?
Can you F8 boot into safe mode?
"BigZed" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:9e7d313836e300710045c784d8eaefca@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Recently (couple days ago) i installed a new video card (geforce 260),
> after the hardware change I couldnt boot into Vista.
>
> Here is a thread I originally created regarding that topic.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/vista-hardwa...tml#post896842
>
> A member in this forum, Barman58, started to assist me with my problem.
>
> I have downloaded Vista Boot Pro 3.3, EasyBCD and tried to use the
> start up repair from my Vista DVD and still I am getting boot problems.
>
> Im currently running Vista Home Premium 64
>
> Ive used EasyBCD and have tried all three scenarios that are on their
> website. The last scenario I cannot get to work however. THe program
> says that Vista already has a boot files so EasyBCD will not create one.
> I was a little confused with the "boot drive" and the "vista drive"
> (wouldnt they be the same)?
>
>
> Also when using the Vista CD; when i try to use the "start up repair"
> tool, it begins to work but then asks if ive added any removable
> hardware recently, like a camera. If so, remove it and restart. I do
> NOT have anything connected like that, though I DO have a flash drive
> that I was using for Readyboost.....
>
> Sorry if this post goes in many directions, Ive just tried all the
> options I can find on forums, net, etc.
>
> What I would like to do is be able to restore the bootloader from the
> Vista DVD, as it would be the truest form of "fresh install".
>
> Ive tried using the CMD prompt on the DVD but I still get errors with
> that; for example the command line
>
> C:\boot\bootsect.exe/nt60 all /force always kicks back and says "path
> not found"
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. As of right now I can get into
> vista by using the DVD I just place it in the tray and when my HDD fails
> to boot, it asks for the DVD, I hit enter and wait until my system
> boots. Its very annoying.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> BigZed
>
> Here is the Debug log of WBM from EasyBCD if it helps;
>
> Windows Boot Manager
> --------------------
> identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
> device partition=C:
> description Windows Boot Manager
> locale en-US
> inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
> default {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
> displayorder {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
> toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
> timeout 5
>
> Windows Boot Loader
> -------------------
> identifier {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
> device partition=C:
> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
> description Windows Vista
> locale en-US
> inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
> osdevice partition=C:
> systemroot \Windows
> resumeobject {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
> nx OptOut
>
>
> --
> BigZed


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Old 12-01-2008
BigZed
 

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Re: Installed new Video Card somehow screwed up my bootloader

OK just a little update,

I removed the flashdrive and hit F8 to try safe mode, It prompted me to
select a drive to boot from, I selected the proper drive and it booted
with no problems.

What does this mean since ive never tried a safe mode before?


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Old 12-01-2008
BigZed
 

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Re: Installed new Video Card somehow screwed up my bootloader

Another update,

Ok i fixed the problem. After Vista booted in safe mode I had a
feeling that the bootloader was OK. So I went into bios and found out
that my boot priority WITHIN my two HDD's was backwards....so Bios
would boot from my HDD's but the WRONG one. I corrected that and now a
normal boot worked perfect.

Dont know how this was switched when i swapped my vid card, little odd.
Anyways I think everything will be working for now on.


Thanks for all the Help


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