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Thread: [Closed] Vista Recovery Disc is not x64-Compatible

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    PM Sent. Thx in advance.

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    Default Vista recovery disc

    anybody has a custom recovery disc for vista x64

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    OK, the x64 CD has now passed all the tests I've performed.... Just making sure it works on other PCs too right now. Anyone interested in testing, please PM me with your email address.
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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 may solve your issues, I had a problem where putting in XP/Vista32/Vista64 I screwed up my bootloader and I basically (following those instructions on a x64 system) went in with any disk that can let you get to the command prompt (x86 or x64 and build of vista) and deleted the entire bootloader directory then recreated it, booted into Vista then just fine and used EasyBCD to add in my XP and Linix boot drives and away I went happy as a clam.

    P.s.
    I also suggest getting the iReboot utility, it's quite nice and handy.

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    You know what I just figured I'd post it in here, save yah the hassel =P


    INTRODUCTION

    You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista:

    •A master boot record (MBR)
    •A boot sector
    •A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store

    Note When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe tool. Back to the top

    MORE INFORMATION

    To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:

    1.Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
    2.Press a key when you are prompted.
    3.Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
    4.Click Repair your computer.
    5.Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
    6.In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
    7.Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.

    Note To start the computer from the Windows Vista DVD, the computer must be configured to start from the DVD drive. For more information about how to configure the computer to start from the DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with the computer or contact the computer manufacturer. Back to the top

    Bootrec.exe options

    The Bootrec.exe tool supports the following options. Use the option that is appropriate for your situation.

    Note If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt. To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:

    •bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
    •c:
    •cd boot
    •attrib bcd -s -h -r
    •ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
    •bootrec /RebuildBcd/FixMbr

    The /FixMbr option writes a Windows Vista-compatible MBR to the system partition. This option does not overwrite the existing partition table. Use this option when you must resolve MBR corruption issues, or when you have to remove non-standard code from the MBR. /FixBoot

    The /FixBoot option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista. Use this option if one of the following conditions is true:

    •The boot sector has been replaced with a non-standard Windows Vista boot sector.
    •The boot sector is damaged.
    •An earlier Windows operating system has been installed after Windows Vista was installed. In this scenario, the computer starts by using Windows NT Loader (NTLDR) instead of Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe).

    /ScanOs

    The /ScanOs option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista. Additionally, this option displays the entries that are currently not in the BCD store. Use this option when there are Windows Vista installations that the Boot Manager menu does not list.

    /RebuildBcd

    The /RebuildBcd option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista. Additionally, this option lets you select the installations that you want to add to the BCD store. Use this option when you must completely rebuild the BCD.

    Info copied from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
    Last edited by jakweeze; April 15th, 2008 at 03:45 PM. Reason: Automagically-merged double-post.

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    Hi jakweeze, welcome to NeoSmart Techonlogies.

    We have our own guide to recovering the Vista bootloader, it's based loosely on the MS guide, but takes the instructions two-steps further for a more bulletproof solution.

    View: Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
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