Recovery from recovery disk not possible

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by mwski, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. mwski

    mwski Guest

    System: Vista Business OEM pre-instaled on my laptop.
    I have a recovery files on my external HDD (whole system). In help file to
    it says to press F8 while booting, select "Repair computer" and follow
    instructons ...
    On my advanced startup menu THERE IS NOT such option !!! What now? My systm
    bacup is useless?. I don't have full Vista instalation disk, just Recovery CD
    of pre installed system which allows only to recover to factory installed
    mwski, Jun 5, 2008
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  2. mwski

    Brink Guest

    Hi Mwski,

    This tutorial will show you how to create a Recovery Disc, not like
    your OEM one, that will allow you to boot into the Startup Recovery
    Options screen. From there you can run a few options that might be able
    to help you. This tutorial will explain each option in the link under
    the Example.

    Hope this help,


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    Brink, Jun 5, 2008
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  3. mwski

    AJR Guest

    mwski- Regarding "...I have a recovery files on my external HDD (whole
    system)...." - how did you "get" the recovery files on the external drive?
    By use of a backup utility or copying the recovery CD?

    Most likely (not sure) booting from the recovery CD will present the F8
    repair option.
    AJR, Jun 5, 2008
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