Question Regarding Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD


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I have an issue with my Vista SP2 laptop after it crashed whilst testing my Drive Image 2002 CD (although I had made no changes!!). Firstly, it kept booting up in the Vista Startup recovery mode, so I ran some dignostics and tryed to fix the boot records as per MS KB Article

This has now given another issue meaning that the laptop no longer gets past
the 'Windows Book Manager' saying that the a required file is missing or
corrupt. The file is : CLASSPNP.SYS, and the error status is 0xc0000221.

I have tried to follow you instruction in the "Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD" article, but am recieveing an error in Step 4 where you manually add the BootLoader reference to the store: -

bcdedit.exe /store c:\boot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"

I recieve the message: -

The specified entry identifier is not valid
The parameter is incorrect.

Any further idea?



oops Curly barcket needed '{ }', not the curved ones I typed '( )'


Hmm, still no joy - will try to run sfc, to see if that works


nope - cannot run sfc - I get and error that reads: -

"Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation"
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