Last edited by Brink; 23 Apr 2009 at 07:00 AM.
Very well written tutorial.
Worked. Thank you.
Is it possible to redirect (using another utility) output of recdisc.exe to hdd - for example to file "vista32recovery.iso" ?
The question could be also:
Is there a utility to emulate RW CD/DVD drive (and disks) using files on disk?
1. Create empty "virtual RW CD media".
2. Mount "virtual RW CD media" on "virtual CD drive".
This isn't working for me, it's stressing me out! When I first save it to my desktop, and then I right click and press open, instead of bringing me to the UAC prompt, it brings me to some window titled "recdisc_x86.zip - WinRAR (evaluation copy)" I don't know what to do! I really want to recover my computer..
Hello Jake, and welcome to Vista Forums.
That would be because it opened the downloaded ZIP file in your installed program WinRAR. You would just need to continue on from step 6 to extract the .exe file out of the ZIP file.
Is it possible to create a Vista Recovery Disc on a machine running Windows XP?
(ex. Vista not loading on one machine, but I have another computer that's operational but is running XP.)
Hello TheWhopper, and welcome to Vista Forums.
Sorry, but no. However, it can be created on any Vista computer (a friends if available) that is the same 32-bit or 64-bit as yours for you to be able to also use it on your computer.
Hope this helps,
If you have a Vista instal disc, the recovery options are on there anyway.
You could just make a copy of your Vista install dvd .
You can do that on an XP machine.
You just need a program that will do it.
PowerIso free ( unregistered) version will do the job.
Just click the download link - use it unregistered.
PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive, DAA File
You need a blank recordable dvd - (don't format it )
Thank you Brink and SIW2 for the quick responses! You guys and your website is awesome!
You should be able to create a recovery disc from within Vista without a installation disc. I never needed it. Of course if you have a retail Vista installation disc, then yeah you do not need to create a recovery disc since it's already on the installation disc.
Can't remember that. Are you sure you aren't confusing it with Windows 7 ?
Where does recdisc get winre.wim from on Vista?
Funnily enough, I just reinstalled Vista yesterday - 108 updates since SP2 for me.
Might boot it up and have a go.
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