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Go ahead and click Next anyway.
haha yea i eventually figured it out last night.
ps. all of the "How to" fourms you run are awesome
LOL Qwerty, OK. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
2 thumbs up for startup repair, it is super usefull
Hi, I do not have the CD. It does not come together with it when I bought my laptop. Can you pls advise me?
You can do what is in the Warning box at the top of the tutorial and create your one Recovery disc that you can use to run System Recovery Options from.
Create a Recovery Disc
Hope this helps,
Would this be something that would be useful to do now and keep for the future in case of any problems occurring.
The instructions that came with the machine just give the details to recover the machine back to factory settings, although that does include SP1, but of course that wouldn't help if it was just some file or other that got corrupted.
Thanks I'm going to enjoy looking around this place, and hopefully learning more about my machine
Yes you have it correct. It can be helpful to have and use the System Recovery Options screen at boot to try and repair your Vista installation instead of reinstalling it if needed.