Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:57 PM
Hi... I'm new here, but I've been using this site for a while to help me repair my various mistakes, but I'm afraid this one is beyond not asking for help.
I have a triple boot XP, Vista, and Ubuntu, on my laptop. I was upgrading to SP 1, and y'know how it asks you to restart 3 times during that process? Well, since my default is XP I booted into that accidentially during the install. Somehow this has completely corrupted\deleted my Vista OS. I don't get why...possibly because it was inbetween the stage of deleting and overwriting with the SP, but I don't honestly know. Anyway...I booted into Ubuntu to try to see what the problem was (after the Vista recovery disk said it could do nothing for me) and looked around the D:\Windows\ directory. The \winsxs\ folder is missing, and in Vista isn't that like system32? It contains most of the OS information? is there any way to recover that folder..? Or replace it with a clean one without having to reformat\reinstall all the programs.
The only error I'm getting is a BSOD on start up, but I'm guessing that missing folder is why...
Thanks for any help!