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BCD Error Single OS Vista Ultimate
Ive ran quite a few troubleshooting items and im at my wits end. Below is everything i tried to do and the resulting errors.

Was running updates on Friday came in on Monday and it wanted to reboot. I rebooted and then it went into a perpetual cycle of saying 3 of 3 installing at 0% and then rebooting over and over.

Put in the Vista Cd went to try a repair and it fails.
Now when i reboot i got the following error:
Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardwware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.insert windos cd and run a repair your computer option.
File: /boot/bcd
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: an error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

So i insert the cd again, reboot, it loads and trys to finds installs of windows and i get this window to pop up:
System Recovery Options
Windows found problems with your computers startup options. Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer? (I SAY YES) and i get an ERROR saying "Failed to save startup options"

Takes me to the advanced options where i try the startup and repair option, but it says that it cannot repair the computer automatically. details are as follows:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature02: 6.0.6000.16386.0.0.0.0
Problem Signature03: 0
Problem Signature04: 65537
Problem Signature05: unknown
Problem Signature06: NoOsInstalled
Problem Signature07: 0
Problem Signature08: 1
Problem Signature09: FixPartitionTable
Problem Signature:10 15299
OS Versioin: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Went into the Command Prompt Options and tried to run the following with the last command that i try giving an erroras follows:
"bootrec /fixmbr" returns "The operation completed successfully."
"bootrec /fixboot" returns "The operation completed successfully"
"bootrec /rebuildbcd" returns "Total identified Windows installation: 1"
[1] c:\windows
add installation to boot list? i say yes
The requestted system device cannot be found.

Tried running the System Restore as well, but recieved the following: To perform an offline system restore you must specify which windows intallation you would like to restore....so i did that from command prompt
rstrui.exe /offline:c:\windows
i picked a point from early last week and it appeared to go through all the neccesary steps, and upon reboot im getting all the same errors!!

I can ChangeDirectory from the recovery Command Prompt to C:\windows and see all of my files... Help resolving this issue would be SO very much appreciated!

I ran suggested fixes from this post: http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+from+the+DVD

1 & 2: doesnt work as stated above.
3.
bootrec.exe /fixmbr (works fine)

c: \boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force (Seems to work fine, i dont get any message to the contrary)

del c: \bootbcd (It asks me C:\*, Are you sure (Y/N)? i say yes and it returns with "Could Not Find c:\boot\bcd"

4.
bootrec.exe /fixmbr (Works Fine)

c: \boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force (works fine)

del c: \boot\bcd (asks if im sure i say yes, seems to work fine)

bcdedit /createstore c:\boot\bcd.temp(works fine)

bcdedit.exe /store c:\boot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "windows boot manager" (says the entry {bootmgr} was successfully created)

bcdedit.exe /import c: \boot\bcd.temp (the STORE import operation has failed. The requested system device cannot be found.)

I feel like ive done everything i know how to do. any help would be very much appreciated!!!



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