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How to access the recovery console from startup

Ok so i was trying to reinstall windows vista on my computer but the cd/dvd does not recognize the cd format first and now it shows up as blank cd, what can i do to fix it, oh! and i try booting from the cd but nothing happens

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  • jorge_412_g May 11, 2009

    i am using a vista install disk

  • jorge_412_g May 11, 2009

    do you know the key convination to boot the laptop from the recovery console

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough May 11, 2010

    Are you using a restore disk or a vista install disk?

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1. Insert the installation disc.
2. Restart your computer.
Click the Start button , and click Restart.
3. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.

Note:If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. Just tap F12 while booting to force boot from cd or You may need to change your computer's BIOS settings to boot from cd. 4. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
5. Click Repair your computer.
6. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
7.
On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool to open it.

If your computer has preinstalled recovery options:
1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
Click the Start button , and click Restart.
2. Do one of the following:
• If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
• If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.
3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press ENTER. (If Repair your computer is not listed as an option, then your computer does not include the System Recovery Options menu as a preinstalled recovery option.)
4. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.
5. Select a user name and enter the password, and then click OK.
6. On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool to open it.
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