Windows GRUB issue #PleaseHelp
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:11 pm
I will requite my PM on my current situation (I was trying to fix this issue quietly but it seems inevitable)
And so far a poster who replied suggested only so much to as far as what could be done.I keep getting a Windows 0xc000000f error in trying to boot load from GRub (Though it works fine booting it from F9...)
Yet I tried to look into instructions on to fixing it using my command prompt with a recovery option on the disk. It says there's 0 windows installations when I type bootrec /rebuildbcd. . . .then it won't allow me to even "attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s" THIS is getting way too much of a headache for me, I just want my things to work normal. . . I need a miracle.
(P.S. I installed both O/S at the same time kind of. For some reason when I select my partitions in Command Prompt none of them read as a NTFS active. . . But I installed Vista to be the dominating system second on a NTFS with LMDE being primary that opens up. There was no errors when installing the systems. I don't understand this I really don't. . . .)
Afraid I can't help much with Win installation issues like these (especially Vista, which I avoided) as it's been a few years since I performed a bare-metal Windows installation, but I do believe Windows has to be installed first in order to work properly. I think it also needs to occupy the first partition(s) on the disk. Windows can't add itself to GRUB as far as I know.
Another option is to install Vista in VirtualBox if your machine has enough RAM and a reasonable CPU.
I would advise posting this on the forum rather than PM as there will likely be someone much more familiar with Vista.
All the best!