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  • hi i have uninstalled windows vista from my laptop and deleted the partition after doing this i tried to reinstall from my vista sp1 dvd but all that happens is that my laptop starts up then goes to the usual packard bell screen with the press f2 for set up or f12 for multiboot options but after this page it goes straight to bootmgr is missing. press ctrl+alt+del to restart and this just keeps repeating its self. i was then advised to use gparted-livecd-0.3.4-7 to make a partition so i did but when i put in the vista dvd the exact same thing happens.

    any help would be magic guys, i`m at my wits end here. thanx!
    Saturday, May 9, 2009 10:02 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

      

    According to your problem description, please perform the following step to narrow down the issue.

     

    Note: please first set your CD/DVD-ROM as the first booting sequence in BIOS.

     

    Rebuild BCD

    1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt

    7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER

    8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER

    9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER

       

    Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

    7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.

    8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

     

    Hope it helps!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:19 AM
    Monday, May 11, 2009 7:48 AM

All replies

  • You need to press F2 to go to setup (Bios) and make sure the optical drive is the first boot device, not the hard disk. Put the DVD in the drive and when you restart the computer, you will be asked to 'Press any key to boot from CD/DVD'. Follow the prompts to install Vista.
    Saturday, May 9, 2009 2:06 PM
  • right like BurrWalnut suggests,
    but an easier way is to press f12 during boot and select dvd rom in menu (with dvd inserted of course)
    Monday, May 11, 2009 6:50 AM
  • Hi,

      

    According to your problem description, please perform the following step to narrow down the issue.

     

    Note: please first set your CD/DVD-ROM as the first booting sequence in BIOS.

     

    Rebuild BCD

    1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt

    7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER

    8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER

    9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER

       

    Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

    7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.

    8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

     

    Hope it helps!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:19 AM
    Monday, May 11, 2009 7:48 AM