i downloaded a trial for acronis os selector and i need help plz

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  1. kylemorton

    kylemorton Registered Member

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    i downloaded a trial of acronis os selector, and like a noob i didn't read up on it first, and unfortunately, vista is the only os installed on my computer.

    as you might have guessed, vista isn't coming up on the list of operating systems, and i've tried going thru all the boot options and nothing works. I can't even get it to system restore.

    I read the thread about placing the boot.ini and other files into the c drive, and luckily i have an ubuntu disc. i loaded that up and tried putting the files in what appears to be the c drive, but nothings working.

    any suggestions please? i have so many important files on my computer, and i was a fool not to back them up :(

    note: i'm sorry i posted this is the wrong spot at first. this same thread is also under other acronis products
     
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  2. MudCrab

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    Is OSS booting to the OSS menu (just no OS entries)?

    Did you include the OSS programs on the DD CD?

    Have you tried uninstalling OSS?

    Have you tried to manually add the Vista entry to the BOOTWIZ.OSS file? (As in this thread, especially post #14.)

    Copying XP's booting files to the Vista partition doesn't seem to work with the latest build of DD.
     
  3. kylemorton

    kylemorton Registered Member

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    OSS is booting the os selector, but there is no os available to boot up.

    and it wouldn't let me deactivate the program, because it couldn't find any os.



    i downloaded a trial of off another website, originally just for the purpose of DD, but when it prompted me if i would like it to install OSS i thought it would be pretty cool to tryout.

    i booted up ubuntu and tried removing the bootwiz file but it came back everytime i restarted the computer.

    and no, i never had a chance to manually add the vista entry to the bootwiz file.
     
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    Do you have a DD boot CD? If you do, when you boot it do you have the option to install/uninstall OSS? It should be one of the menu items in the same menu where you would select to start DD.

    Otherwise, you'd probably have to boot your Vista DVD and fix the boot sector and maybe the MBR to remove OSS.

    Another option (if you wanted to try and edit the BOOTWIZ.OSS file), would be to boot to Ubuntu and used an editor (nano, gedit, Kate, KWrite, etc.) to make the necessary changes to add Vista.

    Just deleting the BOOTWIZ.OSS file won't help as OSS will recreate it if it's missing.
     
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