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Missing Startup Repair Tool

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    Missing Startup Repair Tool

    I bought my laptop about a year ago and it had Vista Home Premium pre-installed, it was not supplied with any installation disks. How can I install the Startup Repair Tool without the installation disk, or where do I get it from?

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    Steve O

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    Re: Missing Startup Repair Tool

    Hello Steve O, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    This tutorial will show you how to create a Recovery Disc of you your own that can be used to repair Vista. It cannot be used to reinstall Vista though.

    Create a Recovery Disc


    You should have a recovery partition that will allow you to make a set of Recovery CD/DVDs of your own though that you can use to reinstall Vista with if needed. What is the brand and model of your laptop? I'll post back instructions for how to from the OEMs website.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Missing Startup Repair Tool

    Thanks for the reply Shawn.

    The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5612ZWLMi. I've got two partitions on the disk; C and D, no recovery partition as such.

    Regards
    Steve

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    Re: Missing Startup Repair Tool

    Hello Steve, welcome to Vista forums!

    I believe if you check into it you'll find that the D: partition is the recovery partition.
    Look in the start menu to see if you can find an option to create a set of recovery discs.
    You can also return it to the way it was when it was new from the recovery partition.

    Keep us informed!




    Later Ted

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    Re: Missing Startup Repair Tool

    Ok Steve,

    I found this for Acer on how to create a Vista Recovery CD from your D: Recovery Partition. This will only let you reinstall Vista though. You will still need to create the other recovery DVD from the tutorial I posted above to run a startup repair though.

    • Open the Acer eRecovery Management program
    • Click the burn disk button at the bottom
    • Click the create factory default disk button
    • Put a blank DVD in the drive when prompted and follow the remaining on screen instructions
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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