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windows vista error 17

By fpruis ·
I am hoping someone can help me. Searched every to my dismay.

I had windows xp pro installed on my computer. Got windows vista ultimate 32 bit.

Booted form the dvd, formated my hard drive (sata) for a clean installation.

Vista goes through the installation process without a hitch.

But when it comes to the final reboot of the computer to boot vista for the first time.

It gives me an "boot error"

acpi vistaloader 2.1.2
find set root /bootmgr
Error 17: file not found

fallback windows xp etc.
error 17: file not found. etc.

It does the same with vista 64bit.

Please if anyone can help me I will be grateful

Thank you

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Make sure the BIOS is set to boot from that disk

by seanferd In reply to windows vista error 17

If you have any drivers needed for SATA, press F6 when asked to during installation and install those drivers. You may like to try booting from CD into Recovery mode and use the fixboot and fixmbr utilities.

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Nop

by dpetrovic.srb In reply to Make sure the BIOS is set ...

This is the answer for Win XP not for Vista!

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Solution

by dpetrovic.srb In reply to windows vista error 17

Booting 'Windows Vista'
acpi
Vista Loader 2.1.2
Done!
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr

{this hangs for approximately 3 minutes then the following attempt occurs:}

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'

fallback 2
find --set-root /ntldr

{this hangs for approximately 2 minutes then the following occurs:}

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'

Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line.

> from here - press any key and enter to GRUB4DOS 0.4.3, then type as follow:

geometry (hd0,0)

> geometry (hd[hdd number counted from 0],
> [partition number counted from 0 for
> primary partitions, from 4 for extended
> partitions])
>
> It shows in case1 somethig like that:

Partition num: 0, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
Partition num: 4, Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
Partition num: 5, Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
Partition num: 6, Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7

> or in case2:

Partition num: 0, Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
Partition num: 4, Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x6
Partition num: 5, Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
Partition num: 6, Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7

> Partition nubers depends from partition
> structure of Your disk.
>
> In case1, GRUB was originally seeing
> partition (hd0,0) as an unknown partition
> and in case2 (hd0,4) is 0x6 instead 0x7.
> Well, if you know for sure that the
> partitions is ntfs, you can force grub to
> see it as ntfs. "0x7" is the code for NTFS.
>
> In Case1 just type:

parttype (hd0,0) 0x7

> In Case2 type:

parttype (hd0,4) 0x7

> Hit [Esc], select Vista from OS menu and enjoy.
> If You are unshure what to do please post
> here Your result of 'geometry' command.

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Similar Problem not solved...

by pranavpujara In reply to Solution

Well I did 'geometry (hd0,0) and got this return:
drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=16383/255/63, Sector Count/Size=312581808/512
Partition num: 0, Filesystem is ntfs, partition type 0x7

grub>

any help?

PS i have tried reinstalling Vista on the same HDD but after completeing the installation this is the same prob. also this is my only partition on the HDD.

Thank You

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Still an Issue

by ephraim_202 In reply to Solution

Hey, I essentially was a case 1 in your situation, but I had 2 Parition Unknown, with 0xdd or some double letter value. So I changed both of them to a 0x7 and nothing was fixed. Any other solutions?

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Hello! I had similar problem but different geometry command result.

by sivone In reply to Solution

So as I said I had the same problem but different geometry command result. I really hope that you can help me. After I typed geometry (hd0,0) it came out like this:

drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=16383/255/63, Sector Count/Size=312581808/512
Partition num:0,Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
Partition num:4,Filesystem type is ntfs,partition type 0x7
Partition num:5,Filesystem type is ntfs,partition type 0x7

Though it was a little different from your example I still tried that what you advised
but nothing helped. Can you say anything about this? If there is nothin I can do what is your advice. PLEASE HELP ME!!

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