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Can't boot Vista - Error 17: File not found

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#1 digger_fox

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

Yesterday, I installed the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and now my notebook won't boot. It gives me this:



Booting 'Windows Vista'



Vista Loader 2.1.2



fallback 1

find --set-root /bootmgr


Error 17: File not found

Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'


fallback 2

find --set-root /ntldr


Error 17: File not found

Booting 'Enter Command Line'


Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line.




I also updated the Nvidia driver and installed Orca and Bluestacks Android Emulator yesterday, if that helps.


I have a Compaq Presario notebook, and Vista Home Premium. My notebook had 2 partitions, C:/ and D:/. C: was for Windows and other programs and D: was for games, videos, and pics.



How big did I screw it up?


#2 Sha0


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:21 AM

Did you ever put GRUB4DOS on the computer, or did it show up, mysteriously?

Also, consider trying:
parttype (hd0,0)
parttype (hd0,1)
parttype (hd0,2)
parttype (hd0,3)
and sharing the results, here.

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