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Desktop.ini My Windows Vista OS boots up and asks for logins but when logged on i cannot see the desktop icons nor the desktop.

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Start your machine...when the sony screen disappears press F8 (to get safe mode options) one of these options is a vista startup repair....choose that one.....takes a couple of minutes to fix and boot into windows so be patient....the reason you have this problem is the user profile has become corrupt but windows vista corrects this with startup repair

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Hi Friend

Try this may help you in creating a dual boot.

First find the drivers for your network components, wireless card or nic, and save them to an external device such as a floppy disk or flash drive.

Then you will need to go into the BIOS on your computer startup. Scroll to the System Configuration tab and go down to the SATA Native Support and change its setting to Disabled. Then hit F10 to Save and Exit. (You don't need to change the BIOS if you have an ATA or IDE hard drive.)

Next, insert your Windows XPmag-glass_10x10.gif CD and create the partition you wish to install XP on. After the installation is complete you should boot automatically into XP. (To do this, right click the Computer icon in start, and select manage. Then select Disk Management, and you can do whatever you want with your partition.)

Now you need to move some files. First, make sure you have set your folder options to see hidden files and to show protected operating systemmag-glass_10x10.gif files. Then open Windows Explorer and go to the drive where Vista is installed. Copy the folder Boot, and the files bootmgr, boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM and ntldr and paste them to the root of your XP drive.

Then download Vista Boot Pro and save it to your desktop or somewhere else that you can easily access. Unless you already have .Net Framework (v2.0 at least) it will redirect you to a Microsoft page where you can download this necessary component.

Install and run Vista Boot Pro and open the "Bootloader" tab. Select "Reinstall the Vista bootloader" and press Apply. Then go to the Manage OS Entries tab and select "Add new operating system entry" and make sure you select "Windows Legacy". Give the new entry a name (ie: Windows XP) and select the drive letter you have XP on and then select Apply. You can also choose which entry you would like as the default the system will boot to.

And now you should be able to dual boot between Vista and a previous OS.

I hope this will help you out. Please vote for me.

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The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store contains boot configuration parameters and controls how the operating system is started in Microsoft®Windows Vista.
Remove Windows Vista From Dual Boot System Windows Vista works slightly different from earlier versions of Windows when installed on a dual boot system, in that it has a completely different boot loader.
When Windows Vista is first installed as a dual boot operating system a new boot folder is added to the root directory of your PC. This is a hidden file and therefore is not noticed. When you boot your PC a menu appears with the following options:
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Clicking the Windows Vista option will boot the PC into Windows Vista. If, however, you select the earlier versions of Windows option, another menu will appear from which you can choose Windows XP or whatever earlier version - Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 server - you installed first.
Because of this new boot loader it is not as easy to remove Vista from a dual boot system scenario. Simply deleting the Vista partition will, of course, remove Windows Vista, but, unfortunately, it will not remove the Windows Vista boot loader. For this reason, if you simply delete the Windows Vista partition, on rebooting your machine you will not automatically boot into Windows XP (or an earlier version). Instead you will once again be presented with a menu from which you have to choose which operating system you wish to boot to.
Obviously, once you have removed the boot loader and rebooted the Vista operating system will still be on the partition you originally installed it on. To remove Vista completely you will need to Delete the partition that Windows Vista was installed upon.
To remove this menu, or more to the point, the boot loader, proceed as follows:
1/ Boot the PC to Windows Vista
2/ Ensure you are logged onto the Internet and then download the freeware boot loader utility VistaBootPro (www.vistabootpro.org)
3/ Once you have downloaded VistaBootPro, install it on your machine
4/ During Install VistaBootPro will install an icon on your desktop
5/ Locate the VistaBootPro icon and Right Click on it. Then, from the drop down menu, Click on the Run As Administrator option
6/ User Account Control (UAC) will pop up and ask for permission to run the program
7/ After you have given UAC permission - you must be the administrator or have administrator privileges - VistaBootPro will run.
8/ Once VistaBootPro opens, Click on the Bootloader tab
9/ In the Bootloader Maintenance section, Click on the Radio button next to the option marked 'Uninstall the Vista Bootloader (Used to restore Legacy OS) option' and then Click the Apply button
10/ Finally Reboot your PC
11/ On rebooting your machine you will boot directly into Windows XP (or an earlier operating system). No menu will appear.
12/ All that is left to do now is to delete the partition which originally contained Windows Vista. (Assuming you wish to remove the Vista partition from your hard drive).

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Hi Jen05.

When the computer boots, if it asks for an O.S.
(operating system) hilghlight "Windows Vista" and press enter.

If it asks whether to run Windows Vista or something like:
"Windows Recovery Console (reccomended)", select Windows Recovery Console. Follow the steps until it asks if you wish to run System Restore. Click the appropriate response that basically denies this suggestion. Let it go through the steps (you may need to press "Next").

Once it is done, restart Windows as you normally would.
If the problem persists, try the following:


When the computer boots, if it asks for an O.S.
(operating system) hilghlight "Windows Vista" and press F8.

Now scroll down to something along the lines of:
"Safe mode - core drivers only" and press enter.

When it loads the desktop, it is normal for there to be incorrect graphics, missing desktop image, etc.

Now virus scan the entire computer with every anti-virus and spyware software you have. Fix problems found with the programs as needed. Now reboot the PC as you normally would.

If it STILL doesn't boot correctly, or at all, please say so;
I am willing to provide all my knowlege to help as much as I can.

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Trying to start from scratch


Hi Use the following steps to open a command prompt environment and also make sure tht the OS disk is in the drive:
  1. Turn on the PC and press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears. The Windows advanced options menu appears.
  2. Use the Up and Down Arrow and Enter keys to select Return to OS choices .
  3. Select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console .
  4. When the login prompt appears, press the number next to the windows version (minint or Windows) and type the logon password. Try pressing Enter if you do not know the password.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following: diskpart
  6. Press Enter , do one the following:
    • If a table of volume names appears, remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name and press the Esc key.
    • If a diskpart prompt appears, type list volume , press Enter , remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name , type exit when done, and then press Enter
  7. Use the following steps to replace the boot.ini file with the backup boot.ini file:
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    2. At the prompt, type the following: ren boot.ini boot.in2
    3. Press Enter
    4. At the prompt, type the following: ren boot.bak boot.ini
    5. Press Enter
    6. At the prompt, type the following: exit
    7. Press Enter The system automatically restarts. If Windows XP does not open, continue to the next Step.
    If the above steps doesnt work then you will have to reinstall OS with the disks.

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