Vista only boots via DVD

#1
I'll be honest here, I don't know what I'm doing and that's why I'm having this problem. I have two separate drives, one with vista and the other with XP. I've normally just gone into the BIOS to change which drive I boot to but got tired of that. So I originally loaded a program called "Vistaboot pro" thinking that's what I needed but that's where my problems began. Now whenever I boot up I have to have my Vista DVD installed and boot via the DVD. It will no longer boot from the Vista drive. I did a repair on the DVD but that didn't help or change anything.
I read somewhere that Vistabootpro should be removed and BCD easy installed in it's place but i can't figure out what to do with it either. Here's a message I get when i try to boot via the Vista drive: windows\system32\winload.exe "The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt. Can anyone here walk me through this situation? Thanks..
 

mqudsi

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

VistaBootPRO is a poor imitation of EasyBCD, and has been known to completely ruin systems - not your fault.

Give this a shot:
  • Stick your Vista DVD in the drive and boot into Vista.
  • Install EasyBCD
  • Run EasyBCD. Click "Diagnostics" then "Reset BCD Data"

That should probably do the trick. If it doesn't post back and we'll see what else we can try.