8th September 2009, 19:31 #1
windows vista - fedora boot problem
hello, i made a huge mistake with my pc the other day. i downloaded fedora 11 and really found out i do not like it at all. my pc had vista home basic x32 on it and now i cant get it back...does anyone have the file or cd i can use for install??? i have key
8th September 2009, 19:47 #2
Hi welcome aboard
do you have the original Windows Vista DVD?
you are no longer able to log in to Vista after installing Fedora, aren't you?
On the original Microsoft DVD in the "boot" folder there is a program called "bootsect.exe".
bootsect.exe /nt60 c:
to restore the Vista bootloader.
bootsect.exe /help shows all options
now log in to Windows and uninstall Fedora (I've never used Fedora Linux, I only used Ubuntu and Kubuntu so I cannot tell you more)
Hope it helps
Last edited by leofelix; 8th September 2009 at 19:54.
8th September 2009, 20:00 #3
actually no i do not have the dvd, my pc didnt come with one. which i think is retarded, but i do have one on the way from the pc maker. i was just hopin someone had it and could possibly send it to me somehow thru email or so forth. i am to impatient on waitng for this company it was supposed to be here already.
9th September 2009, 10:54 #4
How about the recovery partition (usually D. Is that still alive and well? If yes, you can reinstall from there.
BTW: It was your responsibility to burn the recovery DVDs from the recovery partition. Most manufacturers give you the recovery partition in lieu of the DVD. That is handy because you can burn the DVDs from there and you can also reinstall from there.