I was trying to make a new partition so that I could install Windows XP to dual boot with my current installation of Vista. Everything went well up until I went to DOS to copy the boot files over to the newly created drive/partition. The command wasn't working. So becoming frustrated I just copied the Windows directory over and made the new partition active (against bad advice now I am finding).
So I restart and it says I am missing "bootmgr". I've tried a number of things:
- Purchased the Windows Vista 64-bit boot cd iso and burned it as an iso to cd.
- Tried Ultimate Boot CD.
- Tried disabling the hard drive in Bios.
- Tried changing the boot order to make the cd/dvd drive primary.
- I've made "SEVERAL" boot cd's and when I run any of them I get this message: "No bootable device insert boot disc and press any key"
I've tried numerous website and forums where others had similar problems and I followed the instructions to a "T". However, I'm not getting any results.
A) If disable the hard in BIOS drive and a bootable disc is in- I get the "No bootable device.." error.
B) If I make the cd primary and the hard drive is enabled in BIOS I get the "missing bootmgr.." error.
I know my OS is on the other partition.... how do I get to it from here?
Lost in limbo