OK.... where to start. I originally had 2 vista installations on the same computer in order to test out different builds. Mainly to have a partition to play around in. But I haven't used it in a while. So I decide to resize the partition and delete the other half. But..... one file in an XP system folder won't delete or let it format (adobe crap) sooo While i have no patience instead of taking the ownership or other various means of solving the problem I decide to use partition magic to delete it and resize my HDD. I was not thinking and knew better but did it anyway.
And my fears that I had imagined as soon as i pressed the apply button manifested themself.
Can't reinstall the boot loader ( or I do and it doesn't work)
Startup repair is worthless (says it has fixed a partition problem but doesn't)
You guys got any Idea? BTW I installed vista on a second HDD and found that I could link that bootldr to the original and Boot correctly but not without the second install.