problem booting windows vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by zhiwei, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. zhiwei

    zhiwei Guest

    hi i got a Q
    due to after i reformat this windows vista after its completed
    and restart the com it came out like this.
    booting window vista'
    acpi
    vista loader 2.1.2
    acpi; reclaim memory not found!
    done!
    fallback 1
    find --set-root /bootmgr
    error 17: file not found
    booting windows nt/2000/xp
    fallback 2
    find --set-root /ntldr
    error 17 file not found
    booting enter command line
    boot failed
    im using a window vista premium
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Try re-installing again or using the 'repair' function.
     
  3. Ultimate User

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    Were you triple booting or did you corrupt the master boot record?

    To repair the Vista master boot record boot from your Vista dvd and go to the advanced options and enter the following at the command prompt:

    Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
    Bootrec.exe /ScanOs
    Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

    If you are dual booting your grub syntax is incorrect append the following two entries to your menu.lst:

    title Microsoft Windows Vista
    root (hd0,1)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1


    title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    root (hd0,2)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1



    • title Microsoft Windows Vista: Start a new boot entry, and set its name to the contents of the rest of the line
    • root (hd0,1) : hd0 specifies your first hard disk (hard disk numbering starts with zero) and 1 number specifies second partition (partition numbering starts with zero). This is where your Windows Vista/XP. Set the current root device to the device device, then attempt to mount it to get the partition size (for passing the partition descriptor in ES:ESI, used by some chain-loaded boot loaders), the BSD drive-type (for booting BSD kernels using their native boot format), and correctly determine the PC partition where a BSD sub-partition is located. The optional hdbias parameter is a number to tell a BSD kernel how many BIOS drive numbers are on controllers before the current one. For example, if there is an IDE disk and a SCSI disk, and your FreeBSD root partition is on the SCSI disk, then use a 1' for hdbias.
    • savedefault : With this configuration, GRUB will choose the entry booted previously as the default entry.
    • makeactive : Set the active partition on the root disk to GRUB's root device
    • chainloader +1 : Load file as a chain-loader. Like any other file loaded by the filesystem code, it can use the blocklist notation to grab the first sector (512kb) of the current partition with +1.
    Ultimate User
     
  4. Ultimate User

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    Re: reformat of computer

    The master boot record is corrupt you have the grub boot loader installed in your hidden master boot record.

    To repair the Vista master boot record boot from your Vista dvd and go to the advanced options and enter the following at the command prompt option:

    Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
    Bootrec.exe /ScanOs
    Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd



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  5. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I've merged these posts to save confusion.. Please only post your problem once as the same people read it regardless..
     

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