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    How to restore lost Vista Installation?

    Not fast enough My Win7 shutdown sometimes takes forever and last time it might have stalled and I had to reboot and then my raid got data corruption which threw it into a long 6 hour verification cycle. I suspect the antivirus software but I was just reading about reviewing the event viewer...
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    How to restore lost Vista Installation?

    Thanks Thanks, Everything is fixed now. Reading these forums really helped understand how flawed the windows bootloader system really is. Rather than mess around I did a fresh install. Took two tries. Had to disconnect all other drives to get it right. Now if only Vista would shut down under...
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Dont understand Hi, I don't understand exactly what 'Hiden Seek' is? Is it a bootloader replacement? My multiboot setup consists of this: Previous Version (aka winxp) Win Vista Win 7 Win XP Pro (redundant listing as 1st) How would Hide n seek help me? Thanks.
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    Two active partitions possible?

    Oh that makes sense... Thanks, I'll give it a shot!
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    Two active partitions possible?

    Tried that... Well I installed vista64 to a lone hard drive, then pluged my array back in and switched the boot order such that the array was the 1st in the bios boot list, set it as active, and installed win 7 to the array. Now by going into bios and swapping the boot order I can get either...
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    Two active partitions possible?

    Hi, I was wondering if its possible to install vista to one of two hard drives (while the 2nd is unplugged) and then unplug the first and plug the second in where you would once again install vista. That way could you have two independant installations with their own bootloader? Such that...
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    How to restore lost Vista Installation?

    Why is Vista so stupid! Apparently it looks like the Vista boodloader was on another drive. I disconnected the other drives except my Caviar Black, and am running the repair tool now. Its taking its sweet time. This time it did not see the OS like last time. Its been at least a half hour. If it...
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    How to restore lost Vista Installation?

    Weird boot order problem I only ran it once. Anyhow I reinstalled Vista, Deleted the raid array partition that was marked as Primary within the Vista setup drive config section, and selected the single drive for the install. It rebooted just fine with the CD in the drive but once the cd was...
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    How to restore lost Vista Installation?

    Failed. Well it failed to repair the system, so I just am reinstalling it fresh. Not a big deal, the old one was just a week old. Think its a Vista and Win 7 problem...
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    How to restore lost Vista Installation?

    About the raid array I just went into the bios and recreated the array fresh, so right now the system sees two drives. The array that had the Win 7 partition is now blank. Is it really neccessary to disconnect the all the drives in the array? And is Startup repair suppose take forever? And I...
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    How to restore lost Vista Installation?

    Hi, I had a multiboot installation with Win 7 first installed on a raid array, then Vista 64 installed on another lone hard drive. So I dismatled the raid array and would like to know how to resore the bcd information. I've tried setting it as active with diskpart and bootrec/ fixmbr, though...
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    Missing entries in not so easybcd...

    Pain Well as long the image I make with acronis is restored to the same original drive number and partition number there should not be any problems. In my case its a pain to open the machine up and unplug two dimms and then put them back. What happened to me recently was that I changed two of...
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    Missing entries in not so easybcd...

    multiple bcds So lets assume I somehow managed to get multiple bcds which would explain the difficulty getting my entries to stick at boot, how does one correct this? In any case, regarding the disk id cloning confusion I am sure thats what has happened when I swapped hard drives. I believe I...
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    Missing entries in not so easybcd...

    solution? So then how would you go about adding the new partitions to the list? Sometimes a new install is impractical as lets say my partition becomes corrupt and I need restore the image back in place with a tool such as acronis home which has an option to restore the partition and the mbr...
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    Missing entries in not so easybcd...

    Hi, First I had Xp and all was good. Then I installed Vista 32, and 64 in their own partitions on a separate drive. Then I may have imaged the 64 vista to a raid array. Then I replaced some of my hard drives and including the second one with Vistas two partitions which I cloned onto a bigger...