Vista won't boot

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Kittel
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Vista won't boot

Postby Kittel » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:27 pm

I get the option for Windows vista/longhorn on the boot screen, but when selected it just says "starting up" with a flashing cursor.

The installation worked fine, and mint runs perfectly.

I checked my partitions in mint, and I don't think I put anything out of place.

any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Husse
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Re: Vista won't boot

Postby Husse » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:10 am

Do you use mint4win?
From mint you should be able to see the Vista partition
I discover I don't know enough about the Vista boot to tell what to look for - it's different from XP which I know well
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kansasnoob
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Re: Vista won't boot

Postby kansasnoob » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:09 pm

While booted into Mint go to terminal and post the output of:

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sudo fdisk -l


and also:

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cat /boot/grub/menu.lst


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