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    Vista fails to boot - Windows Boot Manager

    Terry, man, I really do appreciate your input. I fear I'm getting close to slam dunking this thing too. Pity there isn't a "Repair Install" like XP had. That sure would come in handy. I did dump the user data to a spare linux box I've got, but I like the suggestion of checking to see whether the...
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    Vista fails to boot - Windows Boot Manager

    Terry, Thanks again for the suggestions, but I have already tried the chkdsk - it ran clean too. Multiple swings at startup repair yield the same results - no problems found. Dave
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    remote access software for Vista

    I've used VNC and had no problems. Can't comment on the other two though. -- Dave
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    Vista fails to boot - Windows Boot Manager

    Yes... The partition was active. I went into DISKPART to insure it was active. I also tried to deactivate the hidden Lenovo partition in case it was causing me problems, but diskpart said it already was inactive. There is no letter assigned to the Lenovo hidden partition. I have one NTFS (C)...
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    Vista fails to boot - Windows Boot Manager

    Hey Terry, Thanks for the reply. All I had was the El Cheapo dvd that came with the Lenovo, so I did download and burn the Vista Utilities DVD. I also grabbed a copy of VISTA from a friend to see if the utilities were any different (they were not). So... I did the repair. My Vista OS is...
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    Vista fails to boot - Windows Boot Manager

    After running fine for 14 months, Vista woke up and gave the popular "C:\windows\system32\winload.exe" is either missing or corrupt error message. I've been messing around with this thing for several days now, and I don't really think it's a winload.exe problem. It seems like my Windows boot...
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