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MY COMPUTER IS ASKING FOR A WINDOWS INSTALLATION DISC TO REPAIR ITSELF AND i DONT HAVE ONE. what should I do?

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Depending on how you got your vista copy you'll need to either get one from microsoft and they will probably charge you or download a working torrent of vista and burn it to a disc and use that to repair your OS.

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How do I make a recovery disk?


Which operating system ?

there are some you can download


If you computer crashes and your hard drive fails, you can lose a lot of data and spend a great deal of time trying to find all your discs and re installing all of your information.


It can be very difficult to find and re-install your operating system if you do not have the original CDs that came with your computer.


But if you create a recovery CD for your computer, the restore process can be much faster and quite easy.


Put the blank CD in your CD writer.


Click on the Windows Start button.


Click on the Control Panel option.


Click on Backup Your Computer from under the System Maintenance section option.


Click on the Backup Your Computer button on the Backup and Restore menu.


Select your CD drive from the drop-down list and press the Next button.


Click the Start Backup button to begin the backup process.

you might need to use dvd rw depending on the size of the backup



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 dont have a Windows installation disc, cant find your Windows installation disc, or cant 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 computers 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/Dont send options.


J) Close this message window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the Send/Dont 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.


http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/


vista recovery disk
not longer free

hope this helps

Oct 22, 2012 | Compaq Presario CQ70 Laptop AC Power...

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Windows xp is not starting


Windows XP is a fairly stable and secure operating system, but errors and other problems will occur from time to time. Unfortunately, some of these errors can damage or corrupt important system files and can lead to Windows XP not booting up correctly. You can repair your Windows XP installation using a process known as a "repair install," overwriting the damaged system files with new versions from your Windows XP installation disc. The repair install process takes approximately one hour, though a large portion of this time will not require any input from you.

1,Start your computer and place the Windows XP installation disc in the drive. If the computer is crashing upon attempting to boot, allow it to restart; otherwise, reboot the computer manually.
2.Press a key to boot from the Windows XP CD if prompted to do so when the computer attempts to boot again. If you are not prompted to boot from the CD, restart the computer again and press the indicated key on the initial BIOS screen to access the "Boot Order" or "Boot Sequence" menu. Select the CD or DVD drive containing the Windows XP installation CD, then press a key when prompted to boot from the disc.
3.Press the "Enter" key on the initial Windows XP welcome screen and press "Enter" again to begin setting up Windows XP. Do not press the key indicated to launch the "Recovery Console," as the Windows XP recovery console is not used to repair corrupted XP installations.
4.Accept the user agreement and wait while the setup program scans your hard drive.
5.Press the "R" key when the Windows XP setup program lists the installed version of XP that it detected to begin the repair installation. If you have more than one version of Windows XP installed, make sure that the proper version is listed before pressing "R."
6.Wait while the Windows XP setup program copies files to your hard drive and begins the installation process. The installation will take 45 minutes or longer, depending on the speed of your computer, during which time all of the Windows XP system files will be overwritten.
7.Confirm your user information as well as the date and time settings on your computer, and enter your Windows XP product key when prompted. Allow the operating system to connect to the Microsoft authentication servers to activate itself.
8.Reinstall any hardware drivers and XP Service Packs that you had previously installed, as your copy of Windows XP will have reverted to the basic installation you had when it was first installed.

I hope you find it very helpful.

Aug 25, 2011 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Window failed to start. Asking for window installation disc asking for the prompt repair your computer I dont have the instalation disc. Advice


You may check for the partition in the computer. Or the best available option is to insert any windows operating system disc and select the option repair the system. This will not format the harddrive and Operating System missing files will be restored.

Dec 13, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1720n PC Desktop

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How can i fix my lenovo t60 ibm thinkpad. I just press the restart...but the message on the monitor said that the registry cannot load the hive...systemroot/system32/config/software...and its beggining to...


This problem usually requires the Operating System CD, but here are a few things you can try before having to have the OS CD:

Try loading the Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) by following these instructions:
  1. To load the last known good configuration in Windows, reboot the computer.
  2. Before the Windows Loading screen appears, press and hold your "F8 Key", this should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below.
  3. Use your arrow keys to move to "Last Known Good Configuration" and press your Enter key.
  4. As can be seen from the example below, you should be able to highlight and press enter to load the last known good configuration. Once completed the computer should restart and attempt to load into Windows.
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Still unsuccessful? You will need the OS CD, unless you have the Recovery Console already installed and available using the Operating System Selection screen:
  1. Start your computer by running the Recovery Console.
  2. Run the chkdsk /p command on the drive, and then restart your computer.
If you are still unsuccessful, you will need to run an OS Repair using the Operating System CD, here are the steps:

Windows XP
  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below:d3573cb.gif
  3. Press ENTER to start the Windows Setup.
  4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
  5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup.
  6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
Windows Vista

If you have a Windows Vista installation disc, you need to restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc. If you do not restart your computer from the disc, the option to repair your computer will not appear.
Here is a step by step picture guide.

If you have a Windows Vista installation disc:
  1. Insert the installation disc.
  2. Restart your computer.
    Click the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, click the arrow next to the Lock button eb058ccf-b21e-4dfe-9bb7-1ad6c83b705c.png, and then click Restart.
  3. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.

Windows 7

  1. If a startup problem is detected, Startup Repair will start automatically and try to fix the problem.
  2. If the problem is severe enough that Startup Repair doesn't start on its own and you can't access the System Recovery Options menu on your computer's hard disk, you can get to the menu and start Startup Repair by using the Windows installation disc or a system repair disc that you created earlier.

Jul 13, 2010 | IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60p Notebook

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My computer won't stop rebooting itself. Hello and thank you for reading, My computer won't stop rebooting itself regardless of what hard drive I plug in, it gives me the "Windows didn't start ......


Base from the description of your problem its clear that your operating system is already corrupted and needs to be repair or better to do a clean installation of the operating system, in order for you to repair the operating system you need a XP installation disc and then load that from there you will be able to repair the system or do a clean installation.

May 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Please Help! My Samsung R610 Computer says Windows is Activated but it is not working. Microsoft have validated my product key number but clearly this is not working. Can you please help me?


Try booting with the windows disc, let the windows files load and when it is finished it will give a few options. Choose repair, then choose the listed windows installation...it will be the only one so highlight it and click next. Windows will scan itself for errors and repair if necessary, then it will reboot itself, when it does remove the disc, just dont hit any key when it flashes "hit any Key" on the screen the second time, the first time you want it to but that is the only time you do it. Windows should boot up and operate fine.

Nov 27, 2009 | Samsung R610-64G Laptop

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My PC is asking for a windows installation CD to repair my computer


It wants the original setup disc if you have it - usually Dell has a system disc or restore disc that comes with the PC - if not a different windows disc will probably work, but you may have to tell it to look in the I386 folder to find the files it wants manually using the browse window that pops up when it asks for a file.

Oct 24, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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Computer


You should be able to use the windows disc to repair the installation. If you have the disc in the cd rom drive and re-boot the computer you should get a "boot from cd press any key" that will only appear for a few seconds. If you do not press any key than you will get the error again. If it is not asking you to boot from the cd than you may have to go into the computer BIOS and change the boot sequence settings so the cd-rom drive is the first bootable device. When you press any key on re-boot the windows selection screen should come up and you will be able to select to repair installation. Just be aware if this error was caused by a virus it may not repair properly or happen again.

Sep 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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Window boot manager


hi Some laptops (actually most to all ) have a partition on the master drive called a restore sector. What you can try to do is restore from this sector. To do this all you have to do is boot from that drive :) (dont worry it aint complicated) When you turn on the laptop it ask you to press a certin key to enter boot menu menu usually F9 F10 or F11 press it and then select the second part of the Local Disk it sould look like Drive 0-1 or 0-2 well you will see it the first will be the normal boot the second the Restore sector. If that dont work or it aint there simply borrow a windows disc from a friend. Dont worry it aint going to do a full install. it will detect the disc and then repair it self and boot normally. Then you may remove the disc and return it.

If you need further help please contact me.

Nov 13, 2008 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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