BootCamp - Vista Boot Error

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ShiggyMiyamoto, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

    ShiggyMiyamoto

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    Hey all. I just got a white 2.2 GHz SR MacBook, and I'm loving it. I got a copy of Vista Home Premium and I installed it twice. Once as an upgrade from XP Pro, and then again as a fresh install. I did it twice in hopes of avoiding this error on boot up:

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    (That pic was taken using my iPhone. Oh how I love my iPhone...)

    How do I correct that? I know I have to use some sort of FDISK app, but I'm nervous to do that in fear of hosing either my OS X partition or my newly installed Vista partition, lack of a better word.

    On a side note, the performance from what I tested so far between an upgrade install and fresh install isn't too much different. I was surprised how simple it was to install.

    To those of you skeptical, don't worry. Leopard still resides on the other equally sized partition at the top of the partition table.

    EDIT: Vista itself boots fine, it's just that that error when it's booting is annoying because it shows up each time. Would getting a different bootloader solve the problem?
     
  2. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    i got the same error too... download easybsd (google it... first result) in vista and run the 'fix master boot record' option (like third menu down)

    that easy... all fixed. :)
     
  3. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    mine does that every time I boot. give it time to boot and it'll work. It probably doesnt recognize the MFS partition mysteriously taking up space. I guess its annoying cause it takes a little longer than it should to boot.
     
  4. ShiggyMiyamoto thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ShiggyMiyamoto

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    Awesome! Thanks. I'll do that right now.

    EDIT: So I google 'easybsd' and I find nothing about Vista, but then I did 'easybsd vista' and I found a program called easybcd. I'm sure that's what you meant to say.
     

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