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    Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

    Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

    This is the link everyone gives me to fix my pc. I carried out all the instructions, burned the file onto a blank dvd and everything. When I boot from the DVD, Vista Installation pops up...why is this?

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    Re: Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

    Did you download the right bit rate for the disk?

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    Re: Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

    Hello 1337, welcome to Vista Forums!

    These are for Windows 7 but it works the same.

    First set the language then select "Repair my computer" then make sure there's a dot at "Use recovery tools", then select the Windows you want to repair then click next .

    Let us know if you have any other questions.
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    Re: Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

    Have you tried to press F11 while booting to access "recovery manager"?(If you have a hidden recovery partition).

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    Windows Vista Recovery disk problem

    I'm in the same boat. it gives an error that it cannot locate the file G:\sources\install.wim . (this iis the dvd/cd drive on my system) what it should do is give me the option of telling it where the factory.wim file is but it doesn't it wants my product key ( which i don't have or i don't know where they hit it in the .wim file) and the actual install files. is there any disc available that will let me tell it where to get the factory.wim?

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    Re: Windows Vista Recovery disk problem

    Quote Originally Posted by AlienMaster View Post
    I'm in the same boat. it gives an error that it cannot locate the file G:\sources\install.wim . (this iis the dvd/cd drive on my system) what it should do is give me the option of telling it where the factory.wim file is but it doesn't it wants my product key ( which i don't have or i don't know where they hit it in the .wim file) and the actual install files. is there any disc available that will let me tell it where to get the factory.wim?
    Your lic key is on side or boottom of your PC

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    Re: Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

    Thank you .. i've never bothered to look at the bottom of it . LOL now I just havw to wait for Ult to finish down loading.

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    Re: Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

    Quote Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
    Hello 1337, welcome to Vista Forums!

    These are for Windows 7 but it works the same.

    First set the language then select "Repair my computer" then make sure there's a dot at "Use recovery tools", then select the Windows you want to repair then click next .

    Let us know if you have any other questions.
    click an image to enlarge
    -repair-jpg
    -select-next-jpg
    Thanks for the advice, I tried what you did, but once I got to the 2nd image of your attached ones, it didn't work. Where you see the 'Windows 7' under operating systems, I saw nothing. Has something happened to my OS? Aferwards, I clicked Load Drivers, and didn't know what to select then. Help please. :S

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    Re: Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

    Take here:

    Startup Repair - Windows 7 Forums
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

    System Recovery Options - Windows 7 Forums

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    Re: Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Take here:

    Startup Repair - Windows 7 Forums
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

    System Recovery Options - Windows 7 Forums
    Thanks I tried that. After doing Startup Repair a couple of times, it still said 'Windows found a problem that cannot be repaired automatically'. What should I do? ;s

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