OS Selector Won't Recognise Vista

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by djwoody, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. djwoody

    djwoody Registered Member

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    Hi, just installed OS Selector on my Vaio P and now I can't boot. It doesn't recognise Visa and I can't disable it because it thinks there are no OS installed !!
    Therefore I cannot boot at all.
    Can anyone help? Thanks
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    If you have a standard Vista OEM or retail DVD, you can boot it and do a repair.

    If you included the OSS programs on the DD CD, you can boot to the DD CD and select to install OSS. Then select to deactivate or uninstall OSS. It should let you even though it can't find an OS. I have no idea why you can't force a deactivation/uninstall normally (from Windows or from the booted OSS) if no OS is found. This is really stupid programming on the part of Acronis. Most of the time when people run into this problem, they have not included the OSS programs on the DD CD (if they even made one) so they can't use the CD program to force the uninstall.

    If you have a TI image backup of the drive before you installed OSS, you can use TI to restore the MBR & Track 0 to fix it.

    OSS has an extremely well-known problem (on the forums, at least) properly detecting brand-name OEM installations of Vista. Acronis has posted that they have the fix, but they never released it.
     
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    djwoody Registered Member

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    Thanks. Stupidly I didn't create any recovery disks or backup my disk before installing OSS. I don't have the Vista CD as the pc is a Jap import.
    Basically I'm stuffed I think unless anyone can think of another way around it.
    Thanks
     
  4. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    You could try the Acronis MBR fixing tool. It's available for either a floppy disk or a CD ISO. Here is the ISO link.
     
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