Troubleshoot and restore startup issues in Windows,
September 8, 2008 at 11:57 PM
That's me again.
This time we will learn how to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair often startup mistakes in Windows Vista.
You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista: -Master boot record (MBR) -Boot sector -Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store
Note: When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe utility.
To run the Bootrec.exe utility, you must launch Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps: 1.Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2.Press a key when you are prompted. 3.Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next. 4.Hit Repair your computer. 5.Click the operating system that you want to fix, and then click Next. 6.In the System Recovery Options dialog window, click Command Prompt. 7.Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
Good luck with your Windows Vista, since with this OS your still need it.