Create a Recovery Disc


  1.    05 Apr 2012 #300
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    Re: Create a Recovery Disc


    It works the same in both Vista and Windows 7. The files needed are within the system cab files that are included in Vista and Windows 7 when installed. I can't remember the exact location of them though.

    I'd be interested in your findings if you give it a play.
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    I might try putting my own winre.wim on the Vista partition and add it as a boot option.

    Then maybe the Beta Vista recdisc.exe will pick it up.
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    Wow - forgot how fast Vista boots - amazing.

    Afraid you still need the Vista install dvd to make a recovery disc.

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    LOL, well you can tell it's been a while since I used Vista. I must have been thinking Windows 7 as you said.
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    it's been a while since I used Vista
    I had forgotten a lot about it too.

    Fun to have another look at it now.

    You don't know what you are missing.
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    Why is this better than just using Back up files @ the Vista Backup & Restore Center option?
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    Hello Brucenpattyann, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    A recovery disc is only a bootable DVD that allows you to use it to boot to the "System Recovery Options" screen. It cannot be compared to what you mentioned since it is not the same. What is better depends on your needs instead.

    Did you have any questions about this to help clear up any confusion that you may have had?

    Hope this helps,
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    Hey Brink I've got a question for you. My mbr got messed up when I was messing around with some partitions (facepalm). I have a Recovery DVD that was sent with my laptop but for some reason it doesn't give me the option of trying to repair vista and get into the recovery console. It only lets me re-install vista, which i don't want to do. I am able to get back into my Vista desktop by using a PLoP Boot Manager DVD I made prior to the mbr mess-up. I then opened up command prompt and tried running the commands "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" and "bootrec.exe /fixboot" but it doesn't recognize them as commands. I figured it would work just fine through cmd but i guess not. do i need to put something before those commands to make it work or should i just make a recovery disk and do it that way? Thanks for your help!

    Well I figured it'd be nice to have a recovery disk on hand so i just went that route so don't worry about me. thanks for the great walk through!
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    You're welcome Ralzorf, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Were you able to get your boot issue sorted?
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    yeah my boot issue for vista is sorted now. phew. i was worried for a bit there. haha
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