Unbootable Vista

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Steel_Eye
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- Jan 11, 2009 at 03:13 AM
Steel_Eye
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- Jan 18, 2009 at 06:33 AM
Hello,

When trying to load Vista the PC goes through the initial boot-up process then just stops directly after the point when the system could load the OS via the CD/DVD drive.

I suspect that a system file is missing or is corrupt.

Can anyone provide a list of files that are expected to be seen in the initial base part of the main drive.

Or otherwise what do I need to do to repair the boot-up sequence without losing the configuration of teh drive.

Thank you for any help.

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Jan 11, 2009 at 04:07 AM
hi,
try this link to get much information about the boot-up sequence:
http://xstudio-ca.blogspot.com/2008/05/vista-boot-up-sequence.html
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Jan 11, 2009 at 08:29 AM
Thank you for the response. As I'm not at the machine concerned, I can't presently check the various files. I'll reply as soon as I have done the various checks.
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Jan 18, 2009 at 06:33 AM
I'm writing this from having managed to logg-in into Vista.

What I found was Boot-ini was missing. This I realised when I saw a file called Boot.ini.saved.

I copied and pasted this file then changed the name.

It worked. Now got the system fully upadtes and back to using Vista.
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