VISTA EASY BCD BOOT PROBLEM

#1
Dear all,

first sorry for my english, I'm french.
I have installed esybcd some months ago and it was working fine .. Today I have removed some entries using the gui and I think I have done something wrong as I cannot boot anymore to VISTA.It says \Boot\bcd is corrupted or incorrect.
I have downloaded the VISTA rescue CD but :
- the automated repair is not working ..
- int he two remaining methods I cannot execute the following command
x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

so procedure fails

any idea please?
PS: My vista is installed on D drive for the recovery console
Thanks in advance..
 
#3
Sorry same issue

Hi,

sorry for late reply (christmas :smile: ).
windows 7 recovery DVD provide me exactly the same errors .bootsect is not available ... is it a path problem ?

thanks for your help ... I really don't want to re-install all my vista ...

Thanks in advance
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#4
What does the command prompt open to? It should be X:\Sources (The CD). If not:

cd /d x:\sources

Than you can use bootsect.
 
#5
Yes I'm on X:\sources
bootrec.exe /fixmbr says: operation completed successfully
when I tape x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
i have the reply "the system cannot find the path specified"

I have tried with x and X
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#6
You must replace "x" with the letter that the booted CD sees itself as.
If you're not sure what that is, try
dir c:
then d: and so on through the alphabet until the directory list looks like the CD (with a "boot" folder)
 
#7
boot vista

OK my mistake..
thanks it's f drive for me but the bootsec.exe is not present on the boot directory. I have only bootfix.bin , bcd and boot.sdi inside..
I have read the tuto again but I'm afraid that i have not understood the lines related to bootsect !!! I will try to translate again and will let you know.

Addendum:

I'm one step later :smile:

bootsect is working fine and says comletley successfully (I have run it via my D:tongueout:rogram files\Noesmart technologies\easybcd\bin directory)
BUT bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
discovers a windows installation on D: and request to add it into the the boot list but at this stage I have the followinf error message :
the volume does not contain a recognized file system .....


Best regards
 
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#8
Hi Guys, I have just joined NST. I have been having boot problem with my vista after installing dvd43. I have read several tutorials on this site and have gotten all the way to "del c:\boot\bcd" but I get "could not find c:\boot\bcd" error. I continued with the next command, "bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd" and I get the following:
Successfully scanned Windows Installation.
Total identified Windows installations: 0
The operations completed successfully.

If I try to boot, I get blue screen and system tries to reboot. And ends up on the options of Safe Mode and others. But cant boot into safe mode either.
Please help
 
#9
Dear all,

my problem is fixed now (excpet that I have broken my ubuntu on my second HDD) ... and this second HDD is for the moment removed because it was part of the problem (I assume because it's a PATA and the 1st one is a SATA).

Churmana: sorry but are you sure that your windows partition is on C ? In my case when I was using the DVd my C was in fact D: and the X was F ??

Vincent