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Thread: BT3 screwed my PC (Boot ) !!!

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    Default BT3 screwed my PC (Boot ) !!!

    last night before I sleep I left airolib-ng batching database passphrases for about 10 hours but it didnt even finish so when I got up stopped it

    this is on BT3 bootable usb not installed

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    I have already Vista and Ubuntu dual boot installed on my Harddisk ,when I stopped airolib-ng ,then rebooted BT3 ... I cant see boot menu after BIOS startup ( I mean OS list grub but BIOS setup is can be accessable )

    instead I got black screen with a lot of 07


    like this:

    07 07 07 07 07 07 0707 07 07 07 07 07 07
    07 0707 07 707 707 07 70 707 70 707 707 07 707 70
    070 707 070707 707 707 070 707 0770 7070


    then I booted with ubuntu live cd to check grub and partions if something has been deleted or formatted but everything is fine

    Any help please I want to get Vista back to boot ?

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    If you mbr is messed up all you need to do is boot your vista recovery disk which will bring up a R:\ terminal and then run the fixboot & fixmbr commands. After you get that going you will heave to boot your ubuntu live cd and re install grub. I should also add that I find it very hard to believe that BT screwed up your PC. I would guess there is some part of the story being left out however good luck anyway getting the mbr restored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar_mX View Post

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    boot your vista recovery disk which will bring up a R:\ terminal and then run the fixboot & fixmbr commands
    there are no such commands "fixboot" & "fixmbr" .Startup fix cant detect any problem so I tried system restore with Vista CD but it fails saying:

    System Restore failed due to an unspecific error cannot create a file when that file already exists (0x800700B7)

    boot your ubuntu live cd and re install grub
    What do you mean by installing grub ?
    you mean I open grub with terminal and edit it

    gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst


    ++By the way I DONT KNOW why I cat boot with super grub recovery cd after my boot screwed up

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    I think if there is no solution : my final way to solve the problem is to install ubuntu again over the old one then it will setup vista boot in grub

    please pureh@ate or anyone has an idea for the problem let me know

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    Vista's bootloader isnt the same as >=XP (XP or prior)

    Here's the commands you need when you open up the console in vista's repair console.

    Code:
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    This may also be necessary

    Code:
    bootrec /rebuild
    Then you should be able to boot and reinstall GRUB if necessary.

    Theres also a handy tool to fix/edit vista's bootloader, although at the moment I don't remember the name of the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhmatt81 View Post
    Vista's bootloader isnt the same as >=XP (XP or prior)

    Here's the commands you need when you open up the console in vista's repair console.

    Code:
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    This may also be necessary

    Code:
    bootrec /rebuild
    Then you should be able to boot and reinstall GRUB if necessary.

    Theres also a handy tool to fix/edit vista's bootloader, although at the moment I don't remember the name of the program.
    Thanks for the rescueI dont own a copy of vista so I was just guessing and hoping it was the same as XP. Guess I guessed wrong.

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    Thank you hhmatt81 very much for the help , and thanks to pure@hate

    I booted with Vista CD reinstalled mbr with given commands from hhmatt81

    then I booted with ubuntu live CD and reinstalled grub now I can run my PC with both ubuntu and Vista in grub boot menu

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