Vista BCD Problem


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hey guys

i bricked my vista hdd today by useing a xp disk to turn a another hdd into unaullcated space with out my vista hdd being pluged in

then i pluged it in to see that i could no longer boot to vista getting a blank screen

then i "formated" it with a vista install disk then now i am where i am (the other hdd not the vista one)

now i tryed the command propt way of repairing the bcd and boot sectors but no luck

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd just gives me a Element not found error when pressing Y,N or A
to add the installation to the BCD

i have one last thing im thinking i could do but i have to ask you guys

i have a cd that has a bootable windows 98 on it that creates its self a ram drive to run

can i use that to run EasyBCD or am i totaly ****ed :x
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Mak 2.0

Staff member
EasyBCD is not compatible with Windows 98 and there is no way you could "install" it to the RAM Drive. So you are out of luck there.

But from what i am reading unplugged the Vista drive. Created a partition and plugged it back in. got nothing? Have you tried to repair the Vista Bootloader??

Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

Plus what drive did you format?