Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

1 Answer

Need command prompt to run vista operating system dvd

Trying to install windows vista on a sparcle laptop. disc will not auto-run and need command prompts to make dvd run and load.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 31 Answers

That should be a setting in your bios, either that, or you have an upgrade disk.

If you are trying to reinstall from inside windows, press the Windows Key + R, and when the run dialog opens, type cmd and press enter.

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenapa pada saat penginstalan laptop muncul tulisan BOOTMGR is compressed..?


google translate
why at the time of installation the laptop it says BOOTMGR is compressed

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html
"This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to use to boot to the system recovery options if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer."

or

If you do not have access to either disc: Windows 7 - Repair Disc download
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

a) Insert the Windows 7 System Repair DVD or Installation DVD and reboot.

b) Select the correct keyboard input method and click 'Next'.

Note: If you are using the Windows7 Install DVD then at the 'Install Now' prompt (Do not pick the Install Now option) instead choose the 'Repair your computer' option located in the lower left of the dispay.

c) The System Repair tool will search for a valid operating system and will report that "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options. Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer?"

d) Click 'Repair and restart' and reboot again to the Windows 7 System Repair environment.

e) Click 'Next' at the keyboard selection prompt and when the 'System Recovery Options' screen appears verify that the "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows" is selected.
Note that on your Dual Boot system there now should be only one operating system listed. Click the 'Next' button.

f) Now from the menu list select the 'Command Prompt' option.

g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)

bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

h) Close the command prompt window and click the 'Startup Repair' option.

i) The repair process may take some time, so wait until the process completes at which point you will see two messages "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".

These messages are the result of the radical changes made by removing the other drive. Ignore the Send/Don't send options.

J) Close this message window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the Send/Don't send window. Next click on the 'View advanced options for system recovery and support' option and from the main menu once again click 'Startup Repair'.

This time the repair process may only that a few seconds and when prompted "Startup Repair could not detect a problem", click 'Finish' and run the 'Startup Repair' option one more time, click 'Finish', and then remove the System Repair DVD and click 'Restart'. Reboot the computer.


hope this helps



Aug 09, 2012 | Operating Systems

Tip

How to create a bootable USB using Vista or Windows 7


Having a bootable USB is very essential, especially if you are a Netbook user. Using bootable USB to install an operating system (OS) not only makes the installation faster, but also saves a DVD.Creating or using an USB drive to install Windows operating systems is very easy if you follow the below mentioned steps.

Here we assume that you are using either Vista or Windows 7 to create a bootable USB.

1. Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) stick to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.

2. Open elevated Command Prompt. To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select run as administrator.
3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:DISKPART and hit enter.LIST DISK and hit enter.Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive.
4. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number), CLEAN, CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY,SELECT PARTITION 1ACTIVE,FORMAT FS=NTFS(Format process may take few seconds),ASSIGN,EXIT.
Don't close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

5. Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. Here I use "D" as my optical (DVD) drive letter and "H" as my USB drive letter.

6. Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands:

D:CD BOOT and hit enter. Where "D" is your DVD drive letter.CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H:(Where "H" is your USB drive letter)

7. Copy Windows DVD contents to USB.You are done with your bootable USB. You can now use this bootable USB as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).Note that this bootable USB guide will not work if you are trying to make a bootable USB on XP computer.

on Dec 18, 2010 | Operating Systems

Tip

How to install vista from pendrive


Its very difficult to install windows vista if you are not having a DVD drive, Especially when you are planning to upgrade your windows xp system you would like to see how vista looks. So you need to install it and see. Requirements: USB pen drive 4GB or more
Windows vista DVD

Step 1: Download HP USB storage format tool from here and install on your computer.
Step 2: Once you finish installation, double click on HP USB storage format tool and format your pen drive in NTFS
For this, select NTFS from File system option and Check quick format option and click on start.

918d0ac.jpg

While doing the format the data stored on your Pen drive will be lost. You keep a back if needed. Press YES on the warning message

37233ad.jpg

Once the format finished you will get a message with the details and Click
on OK

210cf3c.jpg

Now insert Windows vista DVD in to DVD Drive and go to command prompt.
For that go to start -> RUN and type CMD and press enter or OK

30bc4d6.jpg

You will see the command prompt with black back ground
Now you need to change the directory to your DVD drive where you put the windows vista DVD.

For that type G: and press enter (here I am using G because in my system DVD drive letter is G. So you need to check your DVD drive letter and type accordingly)

So the directory will change to G:>
Now type cd boot and press enter
Now the interface will be like G:boot>
Then type bootsect.exe /nt60 h: (where h is the drive letter of your pen drive)
Now you will get a successful message like below

f9b53c1.jpg

Now you can close the command prompt and copy all the contents from the windows vista DVD to the pen drive

de4aa12.jpg

It will start copying now

d623933.jpg

Once it’s finished, you need to restart your pc and access the bios of your system and make first boot device as USB pen drive.
That’s it, now you can see installation starts from the USB pen drive.

on Mar 02, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

1 Answer

Solutions for "HP Pavilion dv5


File: \BOOT\BCD Status: 0xc000000F Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. First try going into Windows safe mode with command line utility enabled. (F8 on bootup). In command console typechkdsk /f /r and enter Y for yes at the prompt. Wait for it to finish, it may take a while and then test the issue. If the problem persists, please continue with the following instructions. Rebuild BCD 1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears. 3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next. 6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt. 7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER. 8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER. 9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER. Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore 1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears. 3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next 6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore. 7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point. 8. Click Finish to restore the system. Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) 1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears. 3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next. 6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer. 7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next. 8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair
finaly if you do not have the cd you can use a copy too.
Kronoguy

Jul 04, 2011 | Operating Systems

2 Answers

While recovering my laptop 2910tx from recovery cd i got an error 0x4001100200001005. what should i do? install another version os, or other way?/


Since you didn't give much info I'll do my best. Did the error tell you that it couldn't find an operating system? Driver?
Reboot and enter "set up" change the boot order in the BIOS so that your cd/dvd is the first boot device. If you computer isn't destroyed you should get the recovery console then. Try getting into safe mode if possible and doing a system restore, or last known good configuration if you can't restore. If you can boot try those first if not then use the console and try to fix mbr.
MBR stands for Master Boot Record and it's the first sector of your hard drive that basically tells the BIOS where to look for the operating system on your computer.
If, for any reason, the MBR becomes damaged or corrupt, then the operating system will be unable to load. You will normally see error messages like:
Error loading operating system
Missing operating system
Invalid partition table
These messages are definitely not fun, especially if you are not familiar with computers. Most people would automatically assume their computers are dead! However, that's not true. Being in IT myself, these errors are actually preferably to other types of Windows errors. Why?
Well, it's actually fairly easy to fix the Master Boot Record in XP and Vista. All you have to do is load up the Recovery Console and run a simple command. All of your data, applications, settings, etc are still intact on the drive and once the MBR is fixed, the computer will load normally.
So how can you repair your damaged MBR? Here are the steps to follow:

1. First, restart your computer with the Windows XP setup disk in the CD drive.
2. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
3. Once the setup loads, you will see the option to press R to repair a Windows installation.
4. Once the Recovery Console loads up, you will have to type in a number that corresponds to your Windows installation. This is normally just 1. Press Enter and then type in the Administrator password.
5. Now at the prompt, type in fixmbr. Your damaged MBR will now be replaced with a new master boot record and your computer should now be able to boot properly. Note that you may also want to run the fixboot command to repair the boot sector with a new one.
Also, make sure you only use these commands on a system with one operating system installed. If you have more than one operating system installed, fixmbr and fixboot could mess up everything.
Fix MBR in Vista
In Vista (I'm assuming you have Vista) the procedure to fix the master boot record is a bit different. You have to start up Vista in the Recovery Environment and then run the bootrec command. Here's how.

1. First, load up the Windows Vista disc in your drive and press any key to boot from the disc.
2. Choose the language, time, currency, etc and click Next. Now click on Repair Your Computer.
3. Choose the operating system to repair and click Next. When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
4. Now type bootrec.exe and press Enter. This will rebuild the boot configuration data and hopefully fix your problem. You can also run the command with switches to fix just the master boot record (/fixmbr), the boot sector (/fixboot), or rebuild the entire BCD (/rebuildbcd).

Hope this helps.
If this helps you resolve your problem, please
consider giving me a good rating and a quick
"thanks" or "good job".It will help me as well.
Thank you.

Oct 28, 2010 | Operating Systems

Tip

How To Create Bootable USB To Install Windows Vista


his tutorial will help you in creating a bootable USB drive ofWindows Vista which you can use to install Vista in any system. Itmight become very useful when you don't have access to DVD drive.

Use the tutorial available Here .

or


Do it using COMMAND PROMPT

1. First format your USB drive in NTFS file system. You can do it byattaching your USB drive to your system and then format it from MyComputer window.

2. Now open Command Prompt window from Start menu. Right-click onCommand Prompt entry in start menu and select "Run as administrator"option.

3. Now type diskpart in Command Prompt window and press Enter. It'll launch DiskPart program

4. Now provide following command:

list volume

It'll show a list of all drives in your system. Look for your USB driveentry. As in the below screenshot, the USB drive is "G" which you candetermine from its "Type" entry.

Now you have to select the USB drive volume by providing select volumeno. command. Since in our case volume no. of USB drive is "Volume 4",the command would be:

select volume 4

Now we have to make this drive active. So provide active command:

active

Now exit from DiskPart using exit command.

5. Now we need to create Boot sector on USB drive. We'll use"bootsect.exe" utility for this task. You can find this utility inWindows Vista setup disk. It'll be present in "Boot" directory.

Now provide following command in Command Prompt:

bootsect /nt60 G:

Here G is drive letter of USB drive. Replace it with the correct driveletter if your system has some other letter for USB drive.

6. At last, copy all files/folders from Vista Setup DVD to your USB drive and you have done.

Now you can boot using your USB drive and can install Windows Vista in any system.

on Dec 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

1 Answer

I cannot get into my files


Hi,

Check in event viewer to see if chkdsk ran. Normally when chkdsk runs, it throws an event into the event log.
It should be in the Application event log. Lets verify that it did run.

To fix any corrupt system files, lets try System File checker.
Click Start
Click All Programs
Click Accessories and right click on the Command Prompt.
Select the Security Tab and choose "Run as Administrator"
Click on Command Prompt
Type SFC /Scannow.
This will scan and fix any corrupted operating system files.


If you are still having problems after a SFC scan, then we can try a In-Place Upgrade which will do a repair of the operating system. You will need to have the DVD installation disk. An OEM recovery disk will not suffice.

Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming and may take several hours to complete.

If your DVD installation disk is prior to Sp1, and you have SP1 installed on your computer, you will need to uninstall SP1 to complete the in-place upgrade and then reinstall the necessary windows updates .


If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let's refer to the following steps.

1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.

2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:


• If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.

• If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:


a. Click Start, click Run, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.

Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.


b. Click Install now.


4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.


Please run Windows Update again as you will need to download and install the most current updates.


If you do not have the Windows Vista Installation DVD, I suggest contacting your PC manufacturer to order a backup disk.



Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

Sep 24, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

1 Answer

Code 80070246 how do i fix


To resolve this problem, replace the corrupted GlobalInstallOrder.xml file on the system with the same file from the Windows Vista installation media. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Obtain the WIM filter driver from the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK). To download and install the Windows AIK, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2&DisplayLang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2&DisplayLang=en)
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft Windows AIK, right-click Windows PE Tools Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password. If you are prompted to continue, click Continue.
  3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER. MD c:\MountThis command creates a folder that is named Mount.
  4. Put the Windows Vista installation media in the CD or DVD drive.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: Imagex /mount DVDDriveLetter\sources\install.wim 1 \mount
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: CD\mount\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_07289f4cca5f6990This command moves to the source folder
  7. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: xcopy GlobalInstallOrder.xml %windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_07289f4cca5f6990This command copies the GlobalInstallOrder.xml file to the destination folder.

Mar 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition...

1 Answer

I can't restart my window vista laptop solve plz


Windows Vista is not starting due to missing or corrupt files.
Run Startup Repair using Vista Operating System disc
  1. Place the Windows Vista Media Backup DVD into to the optical drive and start the computer.
  2. Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.
  3. On the Install Windows screen, click Next.
  4. On the Install Windows screen, select Repair your computer.
  5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate operating system, and then click Next.
  7. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select Startup Repair.
  8. The Startup Repair attempts to locate and resolve issues with the computer.
  9. If prompted, Do you want to restore your computer using system restore?, click Restore.
  10. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Finish. This screen can vary, dependant on if a problem was found or not.
  11. System restarts.
  12. If the problem was resolved, the computer restarts into Vista.
  13. If the problem was not fixed, the error may present itself again.
  14. Run Startup Repair again.
  15. If Startup Repair runs more than three (3) times, when available, select View advanced options for system recovery and support.
  16. For further troubleshooting, select one of the following options:
    • System Restore
    • Command Prompt
    • Last resort - Recovery Manager. Recovery Manager is not available if accessing WinRE via Vista OS Backup Media DVD

or you can use any software that can repair and recover your windows files.

Best regards

Mar 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

1 Answer

Windows vista


How To Make Vista Bootable DVD with WIM Downloaded Files If you have purchased Windows Vista online and taken the delivery of the latest operating system via web download from Windows Marketplace, you would ends up with a few downloads with .wim and .exe file extensions. Rather than paying additional shipping and handling charges, you can burn or create a bootable ISO DVD image from downloaded Vista files with the following trick, where the .iso image can subsequently write to a DVD. The DVD created will be the typical 32-bit Windows Vista DVD that available in retail channel, and can be used to clean install.

How to make a bootable Windows Vista ISO DVD media

1. Put all 3 downloaded files (namely install.wim, boot.wim and an executable X13-49120.exe) in the same folder (for this tutorial, let’s assume the files are put on C:\ else you need to modify the path accordingly).
2. Run the X13-49120.exe executable. Windows Vista Setup Preparation will create a new folder “Vista” inside the folder and will populate the folder with all necessary Vista setup files which takes up about 2.52 GB disk space.
3. Exit from the Install Windows screen.
4. Download CDimage 2.52
5. Extract CDimage from CDimage.zip to the C:\ root directory.
6. Open a command prompt shell, and run the following command:

cdimage.exe -lVISTA_EN_DVD -m -u2 -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com C:\Vista\ C:\Vistax86.iso

Bootable Windows Vista x86 DVD ISO image in UDF format will be created as vistax86.iso in C:\ or any folder you specified above.
7. Burn the newly create ISO with a CD/DVD burning software such as Nero or Alcohol 120%. Try to burn at low speed (i.e. 4X) and turn on verification to ensure that the DVD creation is fine.

Create a Windows Vista ISO image and DVD with Oscdimg

Another possible way to create a bootable Vista ISO and DVD is by using Oscdimg CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility, available via WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) via Business Desktop Deployment 2007 or Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)

1. Complete step 1 - 3 as above.
2. In the command prompt window, run the following command:

oscdimg -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lVISTA_EN_DVD C:\Vista\ C:\VistaDVD.iso

A VistaDVD.iso UDF DVD image will be created and can be used to boot the computer from DVD to install Vista.
3. Burn the ISO image file by using last step above.

Mar 24, 2008 | Operating Systems

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition Logo

Related Topics:

28 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Operating Systems Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Scott Fryer

Level 2 Expert

80 Answers

Carlos L. Burgos
Carlos L. Burgos

Level 2 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Operating System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...