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  1. #1

    Deleted boot dir now vista won't boot

    I got a new comp for just linux so I was deleting the linux part off my comp with vista & at the same time I deleted the boot dir. now when I start my comp to boot into vista it just gives me a black screen that says gnu grub version etc. etc. The thing is the comp didn't come with a recovery disc or vista install disc since it was placed on a seperate partition from HP & it won't let me get into the recovery part at startup. Is there any way I can boot back into vista again without losing evrything? Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    To repair the Windows Vista MBR:

    Boot from Vista install DVD

    select Repair Your Computer

    select Windows Vista

    select Command Prompt

    execute the following:

    bootrec.exe /fixmbr bootrec.exe /fixboot
    close Command Prompt window


    That should allow you to boot Vista again.

  3. #3
    i'll try that

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