Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bennyboy, Jul 7, 2008.
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Hi, I have the same problem. I recently installed a copy of vista with sp1 and oem crack integrated (or some crack anyway). When I finish my computer reboots automatically and I get a similar message to you. Mine does not have
Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
and instead of
Error 14: Invalid or unsupported executable format
Error 17: file not found
As far as I can tell, it's a driver update that's included with sp1, which interferes with the crack, but I'm not sure. My problem is that I can't control what updates are installed as it's all integrated. When I tried installing vista, sp1 and the crack together it screwed up my boot sector somehow and my computer wouldn't even attempt to start vista; it didn't seem to know that the drive was bootable. I think (assuming I'm right about the cause) that the best course of action for you is either to not install sp1, or to install it and then roll back any drivers that might be causing problems before installing the crack. I've heard people say that this is a problem with their hard drive too, and apparently getting a new hard drive solves it. I'm low on disk space anyway so I might try this, but it seems like a waste if it still doesn't work. Hope you find the answer, and please tell me if you do.
Fixed, at some cost
Turns out the problem was in the MBR of my disc. I wiped the MBR and this fixed the problem completely, now the integrated disc (sp1 and crack) worked perfectly. I did not realise that wiping the MBR deletes all partitions on the hard drive. I have 3 hard drives, but 2 dynamic partitions. One is all on the 1st drive, and the other is spanned across all 3 drives. Long story short, I've lost 250GB of music, tv shows, films, software and coursework. Time to fire up the utorrent. Hope you can fix your problem without losing data. I've learnt my lesson about dynamic partitions.
you havnt lost all that yet, try a few hd recovery tools im sure you will get a lot of that stuff back, i did it with a 500g hd and recovered virtually everything.