Help get Vista bootloader back

#1
I have installed Kubuntu 7.04 before I found out about Easy BCD. I would like to get the Vista bootloader back so I can wipe the partition with Kubuntu loaded to try a different version of Linux. I have done this previously with Windows XP by going into Recovery Console and running Fix MBR. I don't know why Microsoft insists on changing things that work well. If I can get Vista's bootloader back, I will back it up before I install another version Linux. Could somebody please help me? Thanks.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi SleepyDude, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Download EasyBCD 1.61 BETA (see stickied thread).
Install it -> EasyBCD | Bootloader Management | Reinstall Vista Bootloader
EasyBCD | Add/Remove Entries | Linux/BSD | "I don't have GRUB installed" | Add Entry

Should do the trick.

Cheers!
 
#3
pop Vista DVD into CDROM
boot , select repair option
if the automatic repair doesn't do the trick than perfom this:

from bios make sure Vista is set to load first liek so:

CDROM
VISTA
LINUX

pop Vista DVD and select repair, then select command prompt and type the following commands
Code:
bootrec /fixmbr                (press enter)
bootrec /fixboot              (press enter)
bootrec /rebuildbcd       (press enter)
or try this
Code:
del c:\boot\ /f /s
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
hi again Guru
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Hey frustrated :smile:

Thanks for that, I had forgotten about the `rebuildbcd` switch. EasyBCD's Diagnostics | Reset BCD attempts to mimic its behavior, but it's nowhere near as reliable :smile:
 
#5
pop Vista DVD into CDROM
boot , select repair option
if the automatic repair doesn't do the trick than perfom this:

from bios make sure Vista is set to load first liek so:

CDROM
VISTA
LINUX

pop Vista DVD and select repair, than select command promt and type the folloing commands
Code:
bootrec /fixmbr                (press enter)
bootrec /fixboot              (press enter)
bootrec /rebuildbcd       (press enter)
or try this
Code:
del c:\boot\ /f /s
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
hi again Guru
Thank you so much Frustrated and Guru as well. I tried the 2nd option Frustrated and it worked like a charm. I've filed that away in case I need it again for me or somebody else.