Hello Everyone, I can no longer boot into vista. After installing backup software that came with my new USB HDD, it hasn't worked. Oh, by the way, I do have an operable WinXP OS still working. Dual boot XP / Vista worked fine for months up til the above installation. I have been working on this for a while now, and I narrowed it down to being an issue: "Could not read the existing boot code from this volume" "No bootcode was successfully updated" That is the messege I get when using "bootsect /nt60 blah blah" command in the prompt. I have tried using EasyBCD and VistaBootPro, all the same. After using them is when I decided to start doing the steps myself so that I could find why they didn't work. I do not have a valid Vista Setup or Recovery CD, so running the startup repair isn't an option for me. Thanks for any input!