Vista boot Mgr fail

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  1. paulhk88

    paulhk88 Registered Member

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    I have Vista Ultimate64 (OEM) in partition 1 (Pri, Act); XP (retail) in partition 2 (Pri); data in partition 3 (Pri); HP_RECOVERY in partition 4(Pri). OSS recognised Vista and XP. If I boot to Vista - no problem (at first). If I boot to XP - no problem. If I try to boot into Vista again - I get a screen with error message - "Windows Boot Manager - Windows failed to start... File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000d Info: The windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information.".
    I know (I think) about having to get OSS to hide the other OS when booting into one but somehow the property for XP (under partition) shows Vista partition hidden, and XP partition Active and Hidden (both greyed out!
    First problem first - How do I fix the Vista BCD so that I can get back into Vista? I had to recovery from the last TI image each time I hit this. Thanks for any tips!
    Paul
     
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    Paul:

    You may be able to repair the BCD by booting with a Vista DVD and trying a repair operation.

    The OS Selector issue is a bug, as I understand it. If you search for posts by MudCrab with "checkbox bug" as a search term, you may be able to find instructions for fixing this. Or, perhaps he will see this post and offer to help.
     
  3. MudCrab

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    Make sure you're using the latest build of DD/OSS (2,160).

    How to fix this depends on how the system was setup to begin with.

    Was the system dual-booting with Vista's bootmanager before installing OSS?

    Or are you just now trying to setup the dual-boot system with OSS?

    The OSS menu entry properties for XP may be correct. XP boots okay, you said. OSS usually grays out both the Active and Hidden checkboxes for the Active partition. The problem arises when the Hidden checkbox is checked for the Active partition. If XP is showing the XP partition as Active and the Hidden checkbox is NOT checked, then it's okay. If XP is showing BOTH the Active and Hidden checkboxes checked, then it's the bug and it's wrong.

    What are the properties for the Vista entry showing?

    If you try a Vista Repair (as suggested by Mark), I would proceed as follows:
    • Deactivate OSS (don't uninstall it), selecting XP as the Default OS (because it boots).
    • Boot to your DD CD and start DD in Manual mode.
    • Set the Vista partition Active and Hide the XP partition. Apply the changes.
    • Insert the Vista DVD and reboot.
    • Press a key if asked to boot the Vista DVD.
    • Select the Repair option and let Vista do the repair.
    • Once finished, make sure Vista boots properly.
    • Then, install DD in Vista and install OSS. OSS should find its previous installation and reactivate it.
    • Reboot and see if OSS will now work correctly. You may need to remove the old Vista entry if it's still there.

    Details on the "grayed-out checkbox bug" can be found here:
    Ohhh OSS
    OS not bootable - autochk program not found
     
  4. paulhk88

    paulhk88 Registered Member

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    DDS/OSS 2160 did not recognise Vista on my HP Pavilion dv2513tu. After several rounds of communication with Acronis, they emailed me a link with a pre-release ver2181. This version recognised Vista first time round when I installed OSS.

    Sequence: Vista (OEM - no DVD) was pre-installed. Installed DD/OSS - could see and boot up with Vista. Boot up in DD CD - set XP partition Active. Installed XP in new partition. After install, booted up with OSS, could add XP into OSS. Now with 2 OS in OSS. Could start XP from OSS with no problem.

    Next I booted Vista from OSS (After XP shutdown and restart). That's when the error message came out.

    Will try to edit the bootwiz.oss when I go home today. In the mean time, without the VistaDVD, can I still "recover" from the Vista problem? Thanks.
     
  5. MudCrab

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    What does OSS show for Vista as the Active partition (the Vista partition or a "recovery" or "diagnostic" partition) and is the XP partition Hidden?
     
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