Even though the computer is set to boot from CDROM, both the restore disk and full version disk fail to boot. I also "press any key" when the boot to CD appears on the screen. The CDROM flickers a little bit and boots to the hard drive.
With windows running the full version will open automatically.
Interesting in that you do get the note to "Press any key..." - and no
Some thoughts: If by restore disk you are referring to a disk proved by the
OEM - they are usually "booted" by use of the "Hit the F10 (or other
designated key) for restore..." (or something similar) which appears during
They are not routinely bootable driectly from the CD/DVD.
Some Vista DVDs are upgrade specfic and will not boot from the CD, however
there is usually a messge that it must be run from within Windows.
"craig28" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Does anyone know how to get startup repair option back with out doing a
> new install.
> All help appreciated