Last edited by Brink; 23 Apr 2009 at 07:00 AM.
Yes, it's here: FIXED VERSION http://www.vistax64.com/attachments/...istarepx86.zip
D/L the .zip file. As always, rt click it >Properties>Unblock>Apply>OK
Extract the .zip and you will have a .7z file. Extract the .7z file directly onto your C partition.
( You might need the free 7-zip Download to do that , unless you have it or winrar or similar already )
You will see a folder on your drive called VistaRepx86.
Inside, rt click and run as administrator on the .cmd file .
It will download some things you need from Microsoft ( it is not the whole of WAIK - just a bit ). It will install the mount drivers and make the repair disc for you.
There are some free programs in it already, and it will ask you if you want to include some of others.
Of course, you must have the programs you want to include already installed on your hard drive.
It is not essential, but I suggest you include your disk imaging program , and a good partitioning program .
Unless you already have them, install one of these free disk imagers before you make the repair disc, so you can include them:
Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview
Best free backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery, image and clone freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
and one of these partition managers or perhaps both
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition - Leading partitioning software! | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, resize partition
When you boot up the repair disc, it will look something like this:
Last edited by SIW2; 26 Oct 2012 at 01:39 PM.
Hi SIW2. I've got as far as "Inside, rt click and run as administrator on the .cmd file"
The grey window opens up, I press Y and return, but the window then says
Downloading to C:\VistaREPx86\BOOTx86.wim
'curl is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
"C:\VistaREPx86\ISO\sources\BOOTx86.wim" not found can't continue
Press any key to exit.
I've opened the Local Disk(C)/VistaREP86/ISO/sources folder and it's empty.
Any ideas where I'm going wrong?
Let me have a look at it - I might have made a typo.
Last edited by SIW2; 26 Oct 2012 at 11:54 AM.
Thanks Kev , I found it.
Fixed version here: VistaREPx86.zip
It will do the 10mb d/l first- you get a little progress bar for that - then it continues like this:
You can only run it on Vista - 64 bit users can make it as well.
64 bit users will find the MS recovery tools are bit version specific, however, ALL of the other programs work perfectly - whatever o/s you are using.
I will make a different one for 64 bit Vista users so they can use the MS tools
Hi SWI2, when I go to run the disk imagers and partition managers after downloading, it says I can't install these in safe mode (with networking). And should install them in normal mode. I can't run in normal mode as i either get black screen and cursor or the desktop with continuously turning blue circle. Is it essential that I run these before continuing? Thanks. Kev
Also, when I look for Launcher.exe it doesn't seem to be in the programs folder. Screen says that it should be in the program folder of my installed paragon app, (but I can't install paragon in safe mode, as it won't boot in normal mode, which is the reason that I need this recovery disk in the first place...)
No, any extra programs are optional.
I didn't know if the repair disc creator would work in Safe Mode.
Go ahead and try - you do not need any other programs in it.
Not sure if this is the correct place to post this forum.
I am running through the tutorial on "Create a recovery disc" and have completed item 7 ie I have right clicked on the extracted file recdisc.exe on my desktop ( as instructed) clicked on properties, general and clicked "unlock" and then OK.
The next stage is to use explorer to navigate to C:\Windows\System32\recdisc.exe
However when I do this it is not shown.
Any suggestions please
Finally, my reason for wanting the recovery disc is that I have a dual boot PC with windows Vista and windows 7 ( with the operating systems on seperate HDD's and the Vista disc having the boot file) and having recently purchased the upgrade software to upgrade the vista software to windows 8 I am concerened that something may wrong. I had thought I should look to make a "Boot disc" but I understand it would be better to have a recovery disc
Hello John, and welcome to Vista Forums.
Just as a reminder, a Vista Recovery Disc is not able to reinstall Vista. It's only good to use to boot to the System Recovery Options screen to try and repair Vista with instead.
At step 8 in the STEP ONE section, do have the C:\Windows\System32\recdisc file listed instead? If so, then recdisc and recdisc.exe is the same file, but you just don't have known file extensions set to show.
Hope this helps for now,
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