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Vista Enterprise troubles

Posted by onlydarksets on March 30, 2008

Edit: You can run “chkdsk /f” instead of “chkdsk /r” – it’s much faster.  Post updated.

Twice now my laptop has refused to boot into Vista.  I just get a blinking cursor right after the BIOS prompt.  I’ve managed to fix it by booting up the install disc into recovery mode, launching the command-line, and running the following commands:

  1. chkdsk /f
  2. bootrec /fixboot
  3. bootrec /fixmbr

You don’t need to enter the BitLocker keys, since these commands run on the unencrypted boot drive.

This fixed it both times, but the problem, obviously, returned.

One Response to “Vista Enterprise troubles”

  1. […] manually with Partition Magic.  However, at least once a day after that I would have to reboot and perform some magic to get the laptop to boot.  After 9 months, my laptop gave […]

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