Vista bootloader recovery issue

#1
Hi to everyone,

my computer decided to help the beauty of this rainy day by not loading either Vista or XP, properly installed several months ago...:rage:
I've got the following message when I boot the computer :


Booting 'Windows Vista'

acpi
Vista loader 2.1.2

Done !
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr


:angry:
I tried to use the recovery guide with my Vista DVD, and with the repair disc offered as a torrent on this site, but I'm stuck at the very beggining : my cd drive letter seems to be X, but there is no such thing as the folder boot.
So the command "x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force" doesn?t do anything : "The system cannot find the specified path".
If I ask for the DIR of x:, I have:

Volume in drive X is Boot

Directory : setup.exe
Program Files
sources
Users
Windows

I'm not good in command lines and DOS, so I don' t really know where I'm going and what to do.

Thanks for your help !
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
X isn't the CD-Rom drive, it's the virtual ram drive. Search around for another drive letter.
 
#3
Do you know how to find the CD drive ?
The only one in my case that seems to fit is H; it has a "boot" directory, but in that directory, no bootsect.exe.

In the other letters, I just find my hard drives
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Did you have EasyBCD installed by any chance before you had this problem?
 
#5
OK, forget the las post, I'm working on it from the Vista DVD, and it seems so ar to work. I'll let you know once I'm done.

Addendum:

yes, easy BCD was installed
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
Glad it's working then.

IF it wasn't, you could use the commandline tools in the EasyBCD directory to fix your PC as well.