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Can't 'Launch Startup Repair' when Vista boots on Evesham Laptop

When I try to startup my Evesham Explorer 2007 laptop, Vista gives a "Windows Failed to Start" message and offers either "Start Windows Normally" (which does't work) or "Launch Startup Repair" options. When I select the 'Launch Startup Repair' option, several messages appear on screen but always finish with "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically". There appears to be a separate small partition on the hard disk (in addition to the Vista OS partition) which may be a recovery partition. Is there anyway that I can run a system recovery from boot up since the laptop wasn't provided with any recovery CD? Thanks - John Downes

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  • john_downes Jan 08, 2009

    Pressing F11 at boot time doesn't do anything at all except pausing boot up until you take your finger off the F11 key. After repetitive restarts I managed to log in as the user and one of the choices was to go to command prompt. At the command prompt I noticed that the drive letter was X:\ which turned out to be the small recovery partition. When I typed dir I saw that there was a file named 'RecoverOS.cmd' and when I typed recoveros at the X:\ prompt a recovery sequence started which reloaded Vista back onto the C: partition. Please pass this on to any others who are having the same problem which I had. Thanks - John Downes

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Same laptop same problem : CANT LAUNCH STARTUP REPAIR when Vista boots on evesham explorer 2007.

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When you restart try to press F11 while booting..check

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