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Windows won't start and the repair option doesn't work. How can I get to the partition where I can reinstall Vista?

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Hi,
You have to reformat…
Do you have your Windows CD?
Let me know
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Salim

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Click on the "Repair Your Computer" option to gain access to the System Recovery window. Now choose "Command Prompt" to run the Bootsect.exe utility. Bootsect is located inside the boot folder so change your directory to boot. Now run "bootsect /nt60 C:\" (without quotes) if you had Windows 7 initially installed in the C partition. Alternatively, you can run "bootsect /nt60 SYS" or "bootsect /nt60 ALL" (without quotes) to repair the system partition or all partitions. Eject the DVD and restart your computer. Your computer should now boot Windows 7 again.

Read more: How to Repair the MBR on Windows 7 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4836283_repair-mbr-windows.html#ixzz2CY96TyX0

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How to format a computer with windows vista.


<span> <p>To format your hard disk during Windows Vista installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows Vista installation disc or USB flash drive.<br /> <ol> <li>Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows Vista installation disc, and then shut down your computer.<br /><br /></li> <li>Restart your computer.<br /><br /></li> <li>Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.<br /><br /></li> <li>On the <b>Install Windows</b> page, follow any instructions that are displayed, and then click <b>Install now</b>. <ul> <li>If the <b><a href="http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-format-computer.php#">Install Windows</a></b> page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Start-Windows-from-a-CD-or-DVD">Start Windows from a CD or DVD</a>.</li></ul></li> <li>On the <b>Get important updates for installation</b> page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.<br /><br /></li> <li>On the <b>Type your product key for activation</b> page, do one of the following: <ul> <li>If you are reinstalling Windows Vista, you should enter your product key now.</li> <li>If you are not reinstalling Windows Vista, you can skip this step.</li></ul></li> <li>On the <b>Please read the license terms</b> page, if you accept the license terms, click <b>I accept the license terms</b>.<br /><br /></li> <li>On the <b>Which type of installation do you want?</b> page, click <b>Custom</b>.<br /><br /></li> <li>On the <b>Where do you want to install Windows</b>? page, click <b>Drive options (advanced)</b>.<br /><br /></li> <li>Click the partition that you want to format and click <b>Format</b> <ul> <li>If you have more than one partition on this hard drive and want to get rid them to make one big drive again, then select a partition and click on the <b>Delete</b> option for each partition. Once you have deleted all of the partitions, select the <b>Unallocated Space</b> partition and click <b>Format</b></li></ul></li> <li>When you've finished formatting, click <b>Next</b>.<br /><br /></li> <li>Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows Vista, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account. <ul> <li>If you do not want to reinstall Windows Vista, you can cancel the installation at this point and keep your newly formatted drives.</li></ul></li></ol></span>

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BOOTMGR IS COMPRESSED


Validate and Fix the File System
This runs the check disk program to detect and attempt to repair problems on one partition. For example, to repair the C: drive:
At the prompt type chkdsk c: /r
Repair the Boot Process
Typically this is used if Windows doesn't start and you can't get to the safe mode menu. You might also replace the Master Boot Record (MBR) and boot sector if you suspect a virus infection. There are four options:
New MBR - Insert a new generic MBR without changing the partition table.
At the prompt, type: bootrec /FixMbr
New Boot Sector - Insert a new Windows 7/Vista compatible boot sector. It will automatically insert the right type of sector for the file system type (NTFS, FAT32, etc.)
At the prompt, type: bootrec /FixBoot Rebuild BCD - Rebuild the Boot Configuration Data (BCD). The BCD controls which partition boots. This option will let you select which installations to include in the BCD.
At the prompt, type: bootrec /RebuildBcd Find OSes - Scan the system for all OS installations that are compatible with Vista/2008 and will also show those that are currently included in the BCD.
At the prompt, type: bootrec /ScanOs
in the end type in C:/expand bootmgr temp

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Hi all, I'm having a problem with my Lenovo G550 with one recovery key system. I tried to install Linux but i did it wrong and now I can't start Windows. When I put the recovery disc in to my laptop and...


hi if you are using windows vista/7 recovery disk to reinstall OS, then while choosing drive there must be advance option below it..choose it and then delete all the drives and then create new partitions from all the unallocated space..and then choose the drive from newly created partition to reinstall OS..

to backup all imp. data before doing so use UBUNTU LIVE CD..then do the clean install of vista/7

if the above trick doesnt work then download the GPARTED LIVE CD to repartition your HD..
use GPARTED live to boot.
choose the HDD
delete all the parition
create new partition (NTFS)
hit APPLY
shutdown GPARTED LIVE.
install windows vista/7 thorgh reinstall DVD.

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Unable to access safe mode using f8 or msconfig because a virus has exe,


try to scan ur system using your anti-virus or if still not work you need to reset it to its factory default or reformatting your HDD...



How to Format a Computer with Windows Vista

Warning - Formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data. Even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered. If you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out WipeDrive.
To format your hard disk during Windows Vista installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows Vista installation disc or USB flash drive.

  1. Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows Vista installation disc, and then shut down your computer.

  2. Restart your computer.

  3. Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

  4. On the Install Windows page, follow any instructions that are displayed, and then click Install now.
    • If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start Windows from a CD or DVD.
  5. On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.

  6. On the Type your product key for activation page, do one of the following:
    • If you are reinstalling Windows Vista, you should enter your product key now.
    • If you are not reinstalling Windows Vista, you can skip this step.
  7. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms.

  8. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

  9. On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).

  10. Click the partition that you want to format and click Format
    • If you have more than one partition on this hard drive and want to get rid them to make one big drive again, then select a partition and click on the Delete option for each partition. Once you have deleted all of the partitions, select the Unallocated Space partition and click Format
  11. When you've finished formatting, click Next.

  12. Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows Vista, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.
    • If you do not want to reinstall Windows Vista, you can cancel the installation at this point and keep your newly formatted drives.

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How to reformat the computer?


To reformat the windows vista.There are two options to approach the reformat:
  • Option #1: Boot from the Windows Vista DVD. This is more complicated to do, but it destroys all data and partitions.
  • Option #2: Re-install Vista without leaving the desktop. This preserves the previous installation in a folder called Windows.old. Not all info is wiped, however, and you can't destroy your partitions.
First, restart your system. When the computer starts to boot, look for an option before you get to the Windows screen that reads: “Setup” “CMOS,” or “Bios”. This varies between manufacturers. For example, on the boot screen, it says:
“F2 =Setup”.
The option will flash by quickly so be ready for it and react quickly. You may need to reboot a few times to catch it.
Once in the BIOS, look for a setting that says "Boot" or "Boot Sequence". You might have to dig through the menus with your keyboard’s arrow keys to locate the setting. In the listed as Boot Sequence. And to navigate to Startup, then Boot, and then Boot Priority Setting.
When you find the setting, change your DVD drive so that it occupies the top of the list. The hard drive that contains Windows Vista should be listed as second in the boot list.
And put the Windows Vista installation disc in the designated drive. Now, select the Save Changes and Exit option in the BIOS. The computer will restart and will attempt to read the optical drive you just assigned as the first bootable drive.
The system will use the Windows Vista disc to boot and the reformat and reinstall process will start. But You will need to reinstall any programs that are not bundled with Windows Vista and reinstate your preferences and personal files after reformatting the computer and reinstalling Vista.
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition upgrade Click here.This downloadable version of Windows Vista is an upgrade only. Users can upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium from Windows XP Home or Windows Media Center edition.


All the Best!


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Durning the restore process the laptop powered off and when restarted would not boot up boot manager was missing. I have reinstalled Vista, but cannot access the the hidden partition on the disk is there...


Hi,
You may not be able to access the recovery partition because you have reinstalled the OS.
Make sure that AC power is plugged in to prevent shutdown.

To restore your computer back to factory settings, follow the steps below:
  1. Turn on the computer and keep tapping F8 until the advanced options menu is displayed
  2. Use the up/down arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight Repair Your Computer and press enter to select it
  3. Select the language you wish to install (normally English is the only option)
  4. Once you have chosen your language you will be presented with the available recovery options
    • Microsoft Repair Environment - after choosing the UK keyboard layout you will be asked to choose the Operating System you wish to repair. If Windows Vista is not listed then you cannot repair the OS without doing the full recovery. After choosing Vista the Microsoft Vista startup repair tool will run and attempt to repair any startup problems you are experiencing
    • Reinstall Windows - gives you the options available to reinstall Vista
    • Advanced Options - this launches the diagnostic centre allowing you to run chkdsk, launch notepad or bring up a command prompt
    • Exit & restart computer - Exits withut running the recovery process
  5. To continue with the recovery program you need to choose Reinstall Windows
  6. On the next screen you have the ability to launch Vista System Restore and roll back to a date when Vista was last working ok or to run the Full Destructive Recovery. To continue with the recovery program you need to choose Start Full Destructive Recovery
  7. After choosing the Full Destructive Recovery option you are presented with the warning screen that all data will be lost. It is important to make sure all data has been backed up to disk if possible and to realise this process deletes all data and reverts the machine back to it's default state. To continue with the recovery program you need to tick the box indicating you are aware of data loss
  8. The recovery process will then run through, the computer will restart a couple of times during this. You will also need to go through the Vista "Out of Box Experience", to configure Vista. This is fairly straightforward so just follow the onscreen instructions

Good luck.

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