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    Vista Not Booting, Startup Repair Won't Fix It

    well i'm using my laptop to type this right now, and i didn't lose any of my personal data since the robocopy-ing worked. sweet! the only thing i forgot to back up was my favorites, which isn't a huge deal because i'll slowly build them back up as i use websites. i installed easy bcd and did...
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    Vista Not Booting, Startup Repair Won't Fix It

    thanks CG, i used robocopy to back up my music, pictures, and documents to my partitioned recovery drive, i think. d:\ is where i put all of it and it all shows up when i use dir d:\ so i think it's all backed up. now i just want to go through my program files and write down everything i've...
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    Help Having Trouble Booting Up My Vista

    all i know is when i use dir c:\boot or d:\boot or e:\boot, bootsect.exe doesn't show up anywhere. i even tried x:\. that file just doesn't exist anywhere on my computer. is it possible i have a bad startup repair cd or somethign?
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    Vista Not Booting, Startup Repair Won't Fix It

    CG - I've tried C, D, and E already to no avail. is there anything else I could try? It's like that bootsect.exe is missing or something. Addendum: well i still haven't had any luck finding bootsect.exe. i did however stumble upon robocopy after reading about xcopy on some random CP...
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    Help Having Trouble Booting Up My Vista

    the ">" is automatically inserted in my CP. I'll give this a try when I get a minute. Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Help Having Trouble Booting Up My Vista

    i'm having the same problem, it won't run the D:\boot\bootsect.exe/nt60all/force command. i only have a c, d, and e drive according to CP (i've tried every letter) and none of them work for that command. I'm getting "boot\bootsect.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command...
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    Vista Not Booting, Startup Repair Won't Fix It

    Ok so if I don't get it right it shouldn't mess anything up, just not work. Good to know. Thanks, I'll try it when I get home! Addendum: Ok I started going through the walkthrough. It still won't repair automatically, so I went to Step 3: Manually Repairing the Vista Bootloader. I'm...
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    Vista Not Booting, Startup Repair Won't Fix It

    Thanks Makaveli, I printed out the "Recovering the Windows Vista Bootloader from the DVD" guide. Since I already tried the Auto Repair, I'll move to the Command Prompt section. My only question is how do I know what to replace "x" with? Whenever I hit F12 to pick the boot location, will it...
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    Vista Not Booting, Startup Repair Won't Fix It

    Hello everyone, I'm a newbie here and really computer illiterate for the most part, I CAN follow directions though. :) I have a 3-4 month old ASUS G1S-B1 that came with Vista Home Premium. A few weeks ago my gf was using it and the battery died. She got the charger and restarted it, no big...
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