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Vista not working after some time on windows 8?

  1. #21


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    VISTA+Win8 dual boot


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Are you saying you're getting a bsod when booting Vista? If so, boot to Windows 8. Copy the files out of Vista Windows\Minidump to any other folder. Zip them then attach here. I'll have a look at it.
    whats a bsod?
    minidump is empty

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  2. #22


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    ehhh it's when the system can't handle an error and crashes to blue screen like you said: "blue flash"

    Is there a file \Windows\MEMORY.DMP instead? Since you actually have the folder, that means that there really was a bsod at one time or another. Perhaps you've used CCleaner to clear the .dmp files in the past though.

    If not, then I can't really help out in the aspect at all then, unfortunately.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    ehhh it's when the system can't handle an error and crashes to blue screen like you said: "blue flash"

    Is there a file \Windows\MEMORY.DMP instead? Since you actually have the folder, that means that there really was a bsod at one time or another. Perhaps you've used CCleaner to clear the .dmp files in the past though.

    If not, then I can't really help out in the aspect at all then, unfortunately.
    I havent used any cleaners
    no file
    Thanks for trying to help
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  4. #24


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    You're welcome. Is your Windows set to see hidden and system files? In Windows Explorer ribbon - View | Options | Change folder and search options | View tab:

    Click image for larger version

    If you have those files in Vista's \Windows\Minidump, the rest should be easy.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    You're welcome. Is your Windows set to see hidden and system files? In Windows Explorer ribbon - View | Options | Change folder and search options | View tab:

    Click image for larger version

    If you have those files in Vista's \Windows\Minidump, the rest should be easy.
    Nope didnt help. but after doing this i noticed the bootmgr on the same level as windows, program files, etc
    Would it be any good if i sent you that
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  6. #26


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    ill try to recreate a bsod and see if the files appear
    Could there be usefull files anywhere else?
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  7. #27


    Sofia
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    The problem is that the boot entry for Vista in BCD is not anymore correct as you resized partitions.

    How to proceed:
    Download Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista Dual Boot "&" Repair and install when in Windows 8.

    1. Run the utility. On the left side when it starts you can see all BCD loader entries.
    2. Delete loader entry for Vista - click on entry then right-click and select "Delete".
    3. Now right click in tree view and select "Create missing Windows loaders". This should create a new entry for Vista.
    4. Reboot and see if Vista can boot.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by boyans View Post
    The problem is that the boot entry for Vista in BCD is not anymore correct as you resized partitions.

    How to proceed:
    Download Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista Dual Boot "&" Repair and install when in Windows 8.

    1. Run the utility. On the left side when it starts you can see all BCD loader entries.
    2. Delete loader entry for Vista - click on entry then right-click and select "Delete".
    3. Now right click in tree view and select "Create missing Windows loaders". This should create a new entry for Vista.
    4. Reboot and see if Vista can boot.
    now i have no choice on boot, it just goes straight into win8
    should i repair, repair bcd... if so which drive do i use and what folder
    thanks
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  9. #29


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    I dunno. Try using EasyBCD now while on Windows 8 to add Vista. First use the "Add new entry" tab then when done there, go to "Edit boot menu" tab and click save. Reboot and test.
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  10. #30


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    VISTA+Win8 dual boot


    I went into dual boot repair that came with bcd editor, did automatic repair and was given a choice and got the same bsod

    checked for the dmp files after... not there
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