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vista boot disk

Discussion in 'Software' started by Becki, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Becki

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    Does anyone know how to create one, or if one can actually be created beacuse i'm not too sure!

    Thanks Becki x
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Becki,

    All full retail versions of Vista will be bootable. If you are on about repair tools, then it really depends on what you are trying to repair.

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  3. Becki

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    Well its like when u create a XP boot disc with boot.ini, NTLDR and NTLDETECT

    i was wondering whether u can create one like it for vista, as i had to reinstall vista once and it was a nightmare to find the files, and i don't really want to pay for a vista disc, as i didn't get one with my laptop

    Becki
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    The laptop should have shipped with instructions on how to make a restore disk.

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  5. Becki

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    thats what i tried to create last time, and i ended up re-installing vista
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    Er - how did you reinstall Vista if you don't have a Vista disk and no restore disk?

    On most laptops these days yopu are supposed to make your own restore disks, as almost none ship with any media any longer! :blink

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  7. Becki

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    vista has a copy of the o/s installed on the master boot record, but i want a disk just incase i can't access it, like i had trouble doing the other day, when my colleagues hard drive was unaccessible!
     
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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Pardon? The MBR is all of 512 bytes!

    I sounds to me as if you have a standard separate partition to create and reload Windows.

    Double check the docs and try again to create the restore disks.

    Harry.
     
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  9. Sparky
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    From MS....

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/24cccadc-1c47-4e04-a1e5-c7236c943fd11033.mspx
    As already said you should check what recovery options you have with your laptop, you may also be able to purchase recovery disks for a small fee as well. 8)
     
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  10. Becki

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    i really wanted to create one my self as i am a student and can't afford to buy one!

    i think i may have another partition with the files on, but i'm not too sure

    thanks for all your help guys!

    Becki
     
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  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Is there no documentation on this?

    What make and model is it?

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