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  1. satsta New Member

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    well the whole problem started when i was installing microsoft office 2007 that was copied from my freind..... now when i was installing it the installation was stuck for ages....... then i tried to close all the programs but it wasnt closing.......then i forcefully restarted the computer then when it was booting up there was a black screen with the mouse showing...... but it wasnt booting up, the screen was stuck and vista wasnt loading properly. then i used my recovery disc to get it up and running but i didnt realise that it was actually installing XP and its application files into my computer....... then after that i tried to boot vista, it said that "windows/system32/winload.exe is corrupt or missing"

    then i realise that i have stuffed up my vista........ so know im stuck with XP...... but i was going through the sites and found that windows vista x64 recovery disc could be downloaded from the nero site i think....... i havent yet downloaded it but i want to ask that is there any other way of fixing it or will the recovery disc work ???????

    and if possible can anyone send me a winload.exe file to ( ADNANRRJ@hotmail.com ) [all capitals]

    thanks !
     
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    Can you hear windows boot up in the background? (when you only have a mouse on your screen) The duhhhh duh duh duhhh (hah)
     
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    no i cant and windows vista doesnt boot up anymore....... only xp does !!
     
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    You have successfully buggered your PC. What you should try and do, if you want to recover any files (if they're still there), is to try running a version of Linux that is made for "windows recovery" and copying any intact files off of your PC onto a USB or something.
    Then, download the Vista x64 and reinstall it!
     
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    what is linux anyway ???

    and what happens if i dont recover any files....... would the installation of vista64x from the internet work ??
     
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    Linux is another operating system, like Windows or Mac OS X.
    It is quite versatile, and there are litteraly hundreds of types of it. Have a look on Wikipedia for more info.

    If you don't recover any files, then when you install Vista onto your PC then it will be "empty", just like when you first got it.
     
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    isnt there anyother way of recovering files ??
     
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    thnx alot oily_17 !!!

    lets hope it works !!!
     
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    If you have a Vista DVD we can try another way to rescue the boot loader,or you can download a Vista Recovery disc.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
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    If you can boot to XP, you can back up your Vista files from XP. You don't need Linux anyway.
     
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    Yes thats a good idea before you start.:toast:

    I think you just screwed up the boot loader when using the XP recovery so hopefully we can restore it and still boot to both OS's
     
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    how can i back up my files from xp ?? can you please tell me..... dont say i need the vista dvd ?? coz i dont have it at the moment.....
     
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    When you are in XP you should be able to see the partition with Vista on it.

    Just copy the files over to your XP partition and back them up on DVD or what ever.
     
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    and how do i see where the partition is ??
     
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    there is a HP_pavilion drive


    and a HP_recovery drive

    which one ????
     
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    When you open "My Computer" you should see both partitions,ie; C: and D: or what ever letter was assigned to each.

    Are both OS's on the one hard drive,how is your drive partitioned?
     
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    thats the thing, actually my dad did the installing....... i think he installed vista on the drive which had xp on it........ but when i used the recovery disk..... for some reason they installed xp ???

    i dont understand !! and i cant even go to my documents or (start>all progams) any more !!!!!!

    it says access denied ???
     
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    if i could go to these folder i can install some programs that will help me get the boot loader back !!!
     
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    and one more thing oily...... can u please send me the file called "winload.exe"

    please... i think thats the problem.... i see you have vista ultimate and i have vista home premium but i think they use the same winload.exe file !!

    it is in "windows/system32/winload.exe"

    please can you send it to ADNANRRJ@hotmail.com all capitals !!

    please !!
     
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    OK I think I was reading this wrong,I thought you were dual booting both OS's.

    Where you dual booting Vista and XP or did your dad just upgrade from XP to Vista with only the one OS on the computer.
     
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    one os on computer........ but it said boot earlier version of windows but it booted up vista so anyways.... i wasnt dual booting.....
     
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    If you have installed XP over the top of Vista when using the recovery disc,if you formatted which will have erased your folders.

    Have you tried the EasyBCD tool?

    I'm not at my Vista PC at the moment,it's at home.
     
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    yes i have tried bcd tool..... it doesnt install because it need .net 3.0.... and when i install .net 3.0 that doesn work and it continous !!

    im sooooooo screwed right now !!!!
     
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    If the PC came with XP and you used the XP recovery disc it has probably restored the PC till the way that you first got it.

    I think you will need the Vista DVD to reinstall it again I'm afraid.
     

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