I did a boot time defrag (Big mistake - Diskeeper) which I think
damaged either my MBR or MFT or both.
Everytime I try to boot I get the Winload.exe not found error.
The Vista Repair Windows option cannot see the partition where Vista is
When I go to dos I can see all the files on two partitions but not the
Vista OS Partition.
On that Partition only a few Directories and Files are found.
When I use a BootCD with Recovery utilities I can find all the files
and directories on the Vista OS partition but I'm unsure what to do
This is a new area for me so I was hoping for some advice on what steps
to try next, hopefully from the easiest and gradually moving to the more
The solution I am trying to avoid is recovering all the files to an
external drive, reformatting and re-installing Vista from scratch
Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated