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Boot loader missing/corrupted

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  • Started 3 years ago by sayekerink
  • Latest reply from Ruja
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Good Morning! I need some help.

My sister's laptop can't startup normally as it always. Instead, since yesterday, it shows the Windows Manager Boot page every time I turn it on. Then I seek help from my friend, he told me to have a Windows 7 Bootable CD and boot the CD. My sister used Windows Vista, so I try searched for Windows Vista bootable Disc all night long on the net, after some readings and many times downloading..and failure to obtain the .iso image, I finally get it right. And I managed to make a Windows Vista Recovery Disc.

I follow all the instructions that I read on the internet.. And I finally get to the Startup Repair. The problems is, it has been about 6 hours 'attempting repairs....' and nothing changed.. I tried to cancel it, but it told me that "The current repair operation cannot be cancelled".

Please help, i'm losing my patience seeing the blue bar moving left and right for so many hours.. haha. Thank you very much! ;]

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 2

I found the problem why it takes longer time.. This is because:

Please help. Because of nothing appeared there, that's why it takes longer time to complete the repair, because the computer itself can't detect what should they repair


Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 230

Maybe you can follow these steps with the Vista Recovery Disk you have. Click "Next" (and not "Load Drivers") and open a command prompt. Then do this:

Change directory to W:\boot, where W: is your Vista Recovery DVD or USB:

cd /d w:\
cd w:\boot

Run the following, where C: is your System partition.


Then run:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Finally, make sure your C: partition is active:

Type "diskpart"
In Diskpart, type "list disks" or "list disk", can't remember which one is right.
Type "select disk 0" where 0 represents the number of your hard drive.
Type "list partitions" or "list partition", can't remember which one is right.
Type "select partition 1" where 1 represents the partition where you have Windows installed.
Type "active"
Type "exit", then "exit" again and restart to see if it works now.

If BOOTSECT.EXE is not working, get a Windows 7 install ISO from here (will repair Vista too):

Use this program to burn the ISO to a DVD or create a bootable USB:

Once you have this, insert your bootable Windows 7 Install DVD or USB and boot from it. Select "Repair your computer". Click "Next" (and not "Load Drivers") and open a command prompt to perform the above steps.

If you have questions or trouble please tell us.

Posted 3 years ago

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