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Missing Startup Repair Tool

SteveOsl

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#1
I bought my laptop about a year ago and it had Vista Home Premium pre-installed, it was not supplied with any installation disks. How can I install the Startup Repair Tool without the installation disk, or where do I get it from?

Regards
Steve O
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual Core T2060
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA 950
    Hard Drives
    120GB

Brink

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mvp
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#2
Hello Steve O, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This tutorial will show you how to create a Recovery Disc of you your own that can be used to repair Vista. It cannot be used to reinstall Vista though.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html


You should have a recovery partition that will allow you to make a set of Recovery CD/DVDs of your own though that you can use to reinstall Vista with if needed. What is the brand and model of your laptop? I'll post back instructions for how to from the OEMs website.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Corsair Air 740
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

SteveOsl

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#3
Thanks for the reply Shawn.

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5612ZWLMi. I've got two partitions on the disk; C and D, no recovery partition as such.

Regards
Steve
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual Core T2060
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA 950
    Hard Drives
    120GB

Bare Foot Kid

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#4
Hello Steve, welcome to Vista forums!

I believe if you check into it you'll find that the D: partition is the recovery partition.
Look in the start menu to see if you can find an option to create a set of recovery discs.
You can also return it to the way it was when it was new from the recovery partition.

Keep us informed!




Later :shock: Ted
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    * BFK Customs *
    CPU
    Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q Pro
    Memory
    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7-1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x 47" LCD HDMI & 2x 26" LCD HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback 3G
    Keyboard
    HP Enhansed Multimedia
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    18.6Mb/s
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    My First Build ;)

Brink

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mvp
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#5
Ok Steve,

I found this for Acer on how to create a Vista Recovery CD from your D: Recovery Partition. This will only let you reinstall Vista though. You will still need to create the other recovery DVD from the tutorial I posted above to run a startup repair though.

  • Open the Acer eRecovery Management program
  • Click the burn disk button at the bottom
  • Click the create factory default disk button
  • Put a blank DVD in the drive when prompted and follow the remaining on screen instructions
Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Show second system?
    Yes
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

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