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Problem Vista Boot problems

Discussion in 'Software' started by Raffaz, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Alreet,

    Ive decided to wipe XP/Vista dual boot setup and setup Vista/7 dual boot.
    Ive made an image of Vista and formatted HDD, ive then reinstalled Vista and had BOOTCFG errors, ive resolved this issue now.
    I then booted into the OS and got a blue background with no taskbar or icons etc, ive then ran explorer.exe and that got me into the system, i then got an error saying the profile was corrupted and this is where im stuck now. Things i have tried so far:
    Changing profile name
    Creating new account, but this just stalls when i click on "manage another account" ive also seen an error stating i dont have permission to make changes.

    Has anyone got any suggestions on what to try next before i give up and do a clean install?

    Cheers

    Mick
     
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  2. zxspectrum

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    I think you should give up and do the fresh install seeing as you cant pinpoint it, it will save you time and stop your BP going through the roof. Just thinking though, could there be some hardware compatability issues going on here??? how old is the machine your setting up???? Thats the only thing i can think of?? I recently did a vista/win7 dual boot set up and at the mo im on win 7 whih im quite impressed with to be honest

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  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    No hardware compatability issues at all mate, this is an image taken from the same machine so that i can do an OS shuffle :)

    Have you encountered any programs etc that dont run on windows 7?
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    Dont give up
    It's not losing, it's learning!
    Tis is what makes us IT Pro's!
     
  5. greenbrucelee
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    This may sound like a silly question but do you know your system is functioning correctly i.e cpu,ram,hard drive?
     
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  6. Raffaz

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    Yes, its functioning perfectly, the issue has only started since the clean install, and the issue is a user account, windows even says this.
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    I take it your in admin mode when you are doing this?
     
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  9. Raffaz

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  10. UKDarkstar
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    Cut your losses and go for the fresh install (make a new image after if it works).
     
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  11. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Does everyone give up so easily in here lol :)
    Problem with doing this is im gonna be in exactly the same position again if my new image decides to do the same at some point in the future. :)
     
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  12. UKDarkstar
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    You could have a corrupted image and not know it.

    My perspective comes form a business background - customer wouldn't want to pay for hours and hours of labour for a "fix" that may cause probs in the future - a fresh install/start is quicker and (hopefully) less troublesome later on.

    I once had an engineer who went to sort a corrupted server and spent 26 hours on it and it still wasn't right. Fresh install, setup and data transfer took a day and they were up and running - result = 26 hours of wasted time I couldn't bill for and one engineer who got a kick up the bum !
     
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  13. Raffaz

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    I made my image just before i wiped the system and i checked it and it passed so i dont think its corrupted.
    Ive decided to do a clean install, but im going to make a virtual installation of the problem system and try and repair it that way so i know what to do in the future.
     
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  14. zxspectrum

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    I am having trouble through compatability issues as it goes. The yoggie gatekeeper that has rearranged my keyboard settings on the vista partition will not work on the win7 setup at all.

    As for the fresh install idea, i was thinking business wise as well as if a customer got a big bill for you to mess around with his com with no guarantees that the problem would be fixed at all then do you think he/she would pay or come back. Would the eckers like, you neeed to remember, its cheaper to replace than to repir these days, i learnt that from the motor trade.

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  15. westernkings

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    Yea, give it a wipe. From a business perspective, if it becomes a recurring issue, we always wiped it. It sound like bad practice and giving up but in reality, your giving them a spik and span new laptop without charging them outrageous amounts of time.
     
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  16. Raffaz

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    I understand what your all saying regarding a business perspective, but this is my home system so i have plenty time to try and solve this, how else am i going to learn :)
     
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  17. Sparky
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    Perhaps a repair install of the OS?
     
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  18. Raffaz

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    Already tried mate with no success :( I bet its something really simple tho lol :)
     
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  19. Bluerinse
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    Have you tried a system restore?

    Just a thought :rolleyes:
     
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    You could try creating a user account by running an elevated cmd prompt?

    For example:-
    • Start an elevated command prompt (right-click, runas administrator)
    • Use the net command to administer your user accounts
    • Then type 'net help localgroup' for a list of commands

    NB
     
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