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#1 draven

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:28 PM

Hello,

 

Turned PC on today to find this message -

 

Windows Boot Manager 

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. 
To fix the problem:

  1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
  2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
  3. Click "repair your computer."

If you don't have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer
manufacturer for assistance.

  File: \boot\bcd

  Status: 0xc0000225

 

 

I put in Recovery disc 1 in and loaded up the system restore to go back to a previous day and that did not work, tried getting on Safe Mode with no luck.

 

Please help

 

Thanks


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:37 PM

The Recovery Disk should have an option for startup or automatic repair. Select this option. It may take up to three attempts for a complete repair

 

Vista I believe has this option when tapping F8 for Advanced Boot Options and then Repair Computer. If you can't get to automatic repair then you will need to find a Vista install disk.



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 04:21 PM

Hello,

 

When I got to the Advanced Boot Options screen, Repair Computer is not listed?

 

Would going into Safe Mode be a good option to fix the problem?

 

My PC did not have a Vista install disc when I got it, the vista install was built in and made a 3 disc Recovery set.

 

Are there any other options available?

 

Thanks


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 04:49 PM

I doubt you can get into Safe Mode with a BCD error but you can try. 

 

Unfortunately there are no legal downloads for Vista install media so I cannot help with a link. 

 

If you cannot find or obtain a Vista install disk you will need to pull your personal data and reinstall Vista using your recovery DVDs. All programs you installed would need to be reinstalled. 

 

There is a chance a Windows 7 install disk or System Repair Disk can be used to repair Vista. If you have a Windows 7 computer available you can create a System Repair Disk. If not you can download a Windows 7 iso using the tool here. Burn the iso to a DVD. Boot the DVD and select Repair Computer > Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts for the repair to complete. Only do this if you cannot find a Vista iso file.



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

Hello,

 

I have got to the Vista disc screen where it says - Choose your language settings, and then click "Next"

 

No option to Repair your computer was listed? The screen is enlarged like in Safe Mode, i selected the language and it's prompting me to select to a drive to install Vista either the main C:/ drive or the partition one?

 

Where is the option to Repair?

 

Thanks


Edited by draven, 23 January 2017 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:57 PM

You don't get the image as shown in fig 3?

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:04 PM

No, I have the install windows screen with language settings I clicked Next and it's goes straight into selecting a drive to install Vista?



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:08 PM

Where is asks for language does a command prompt open when you press Shift + F10?

 

If it does then type the following command and post the output

 

diskpart

list disk

list volume



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:18 PM

Diskpart

 

Verison 6.0.6002

 

List Disk

 

Disk 0 - 446 GB Online

 

List Volume

 

0 - Windows Vista

1 - HP 466 GB Partition - Healthy

2 - Factory_IMA 10GB Partition - Healthy 



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:22 PM

Sorry, I forgot a step

 

diskpart

list disk

select disk 0

list partition   - Post the output.



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:31 PM

How do I select Disk 0?



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

At the diskpart command prompt you select disk 0 by typing select disk 0 <enter>. 



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:55 PM

Select Disk 0

 

Partition

 

Partition 1

Partition 2

 

Type

 

Primary

Primary

 

Size

 

455 GB

10 GB

 

Offset

 

32 KB

455 GB



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:07 PM

Partition 2 is your factory recovery partition. 

 

I am not sure this command will help. Post back the results

 

This is at the command prompt. Not the diskpart prompt.

bootrec /rebuild bcd

You can exit out of the diskpart window by typing the command exit



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:15 PM

What command prompt? - Shift +F10?

 

Why doesn't the Vista disk list the Repair your Computer option? The screen is enlarged Safe mode would be.


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