Hello experts, someone formatted my PC and installed xp proffesional. I was using Vista Business. But the recovery and backup is on my H: drive, but i can't seem to run it. My system came with a pre installed Vista Business but i have a product key. Please help me restore windows vista business
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Try to look for a message when your computer first starts booting to "Press Fn for Setup or Fn for Recovery". Hit the recovery one. It may be any F key. It should take you to the Recovery program where you can wipe out the XP op system and reinstall Vista. Do a FULL recovery.
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MFT stands for Master File Table. NTFS (New Technology File System) uses it in order to record references of all files and folders of the corresponding volume. It is the most significant metadata structure of NTFS volume. It is the point from where NTFS installed system starts from to access any file. Any corruption caused to MFT will lead to Data Recovery routine. When MFT gets corrupted, user may fail to access files and carry out usual operations like renaming, deleting or opening the file with an error similar to: “H:\ $MFT is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility.”
The error is specific to Windows XP and 2000. Users can also encounter the same error message as a Windows pop-up balloon at the lower-right corner of computer screen.
To resolve the issue, we need to first take full data backup and check for its consistent status. If media fails to restore data or the backup operation faces some difficulty, Data Recovery Software will be required to recover.
We can start Recovery Console by starting our system using the Windows operating system disk.
We can press R to select the repair option on the Welcome to setup screen.
We need to specify Administrator password, if there is no administrator password just press Enter.
We can then use chkdsk /H:Drive Letter:through command prompt and try repairing the damaged MFT.
Chkdsk /H: acts upon the file system and attempts to repair the damage. But it can cause more damage if it fails. In such cases, we need to format the drive and restore data from backup. If backup has not been efficiently taken or can’t offer full restoration, Data Recovery applications can help.
Yes it is. But it used together with the Windows 7 Backup and Restore Center (Control Panel - Backup and Restore). If you set up the backup setting in this option, make a backup, and create a restore disk you will be able to restore your system in the event of a problem. Please note that it will restore the system as it was on the day you made the backup.
u have to install the drivers one by one from respective installation discs or internet....to prevent this next time....once u install all drivers only...backup them using windows xp backup wizard...onto a disc...next time u after format ur pc...u can use this....
In Ideal scenarios your Restore Disks should work even if you have the Vista on the computer. I hope you are using the right steps in order to perform that restore as you need to boot up using the disk 1.
Another step you can do is to Reinstall the XP using a disk(Which you may borrow from someone) after formating the harddrive, however you will have to reinstall all the software programs and the drivers as well.
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