Advanced Boot Options screen help

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Sumer, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Sumer

    Sumer Guest

    I am attempting full PC restore for Vista Ultimate

    I am on the the Advanced Boot Options screen for Vista.

    Safe Mode

    The windows help instructions say:

    On the Advanced Boot Options menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair
    your computer, and then press ENTER.

    There is not an option that says 'Repair your computer'.

    Any ideas on how I should proceed?

    Sumer, Dec 8, 2007
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  2. Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 8, 2007
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  3. Sumer

    Sumer Guest

    I am attempting the full restore from a backup on an external hard drive

    I used F8 to get to this screen:

    'Advanced Boot Options

    Choose Advanced Options for: Microsoft Windows Vista

    (use the arrow keys to highlight your choice.)

    Safe Mode (highlighted)
    Safe Mode with Networking
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Enable Boot Logging
    Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
    Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
    Directory Services Restore Mode
    Debugging Mode
    Disable automatic restart on system failure
    Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

    Start Windows Normally'

    Where to from here?

    My apologies for lack of knowledge.
    Sumer, Dec 8, 2007
  4. Well, you are doing it wrong, you need to use your Windows Vista DVD to
    accomplish a Windows Vista Complete PC Restore, please view the link I
    provided you.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 8, 2007
  5. Sumer

    Sumer Guest

    Ah OK , thanks.

    When you say 'and boot from it' in your instructions, how do I boot from the
    Sumer, Dec 8, 2007
  6. When your Computer is starting up, insert your Windows Vista installation
    DVD, it should prompt you to boot from it by striking a key on your
    keyboard. If that option is not available, you need to go into your BIOS and
    set your boot options to boot from your Optical drive.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 8, 2007
  7. Sumer

    Sumer Guest

    Great, it worked perfectly.

    Thanks very much for your patient support.

    I have completely restored the shadow image, what a time and stress saver.

    The shadow image was from 4 Sep 07, I now need to restore the data and files
    between then and 20 Nov 07 when the disaster occurred. Hopefully this will
    go smoothly.

    Thanks again.
    Sumer, Dec 8, 2007
  8. Sweet! Great to hear you are now in working order Sumer. :)
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 8, 2007
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