reinstall vista from HDD

  naineysman 16:11 26 Apr 09
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Can someone remind me how to reinstall vista from the files on the HDD (no dvd)

  rawprawn 16:26 26 Apr 09

Is this what you are looking for
click here

  naineysman 16:31 26 Apr 09

Its not but I think it may help, thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:08 26 Apr 09

If no repair options are available your PC manufacturer may have replaced the tools or customised them. Check your Computer Manual before proceeding.

1/ Start your PC

2/ If your PC has one operating system Press and Hold the F8 key as your PC starts. If the Windows Logo appear you will need to start again

3/ If you have a dual boot system a Boot option menu will appear. Highlight the Vista operating system and Press the F8 key

4/ In both cases, if all has gone well, an Advanced options screen will now appear

5/ Highlight the repair Your Computer option and Press Enter

6/ Select a keyboard layout, and then Click the Next button

7/ Next select your user Name and Enter your Password, then Click OK

8/ The recovery options should now appear

* Startup repair - This automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting
* System Restore - This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
* Windows Complete PC Restore - This will completely restore your entire PC - programs, system settings and files - from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
* Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - This checks your computer's memory hardware for errors
* Command Prompt - This opens a Command Window

  naineysman 22:20 26 Apr 09

Rawprawn - The Toshiba Recovery utility didn't load up when I followed the instructions on the Toshiba page.

Fruitbat - startup repair ran but nothing has changed
system restore couldn't find any earlier restore points and
complete pc restore returned an error and wont run.

Vista, bah!

  naineysman 22:34 26 Apr 09

same issue I posted before but cant access the same fix

see click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:44 26 Apr 09

Borrow a VISTA DVD


1/ make sure your PC can boot directly from the Vista DVD. Obviously, most modern PCs can. With older machines you may need to check the PC's BIOS

2/ Start the PC

3/ Immediately insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive

4/ A Black screen will appear with the words 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD'

5/ Press Any key to start the booting process

6/ A new screen will now appear with a progress bar. The legend say's 'Windows is loading files'

7/ After a few minutes the Microsoft copyright window ill appear and another small progress bar will be visible

8/ You will next see a Blue curtained screen

9/ After a short while the Language option screen will appear

10/ Select your language and keyboard language and the Click the Next button

11/ At the bottom left of the next screen - the Install screen, Click on the Repair Your Computer option

12/ The System recovery options will now search for your Windows Vista installation

13/ Once the Vista installation has been located, Highlight it and then Click the Next button

14/ You are now presented with the following set of recovery options

* Startup repair - This automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting
* System Restore - This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
* Windows Complete PC Restore - This will completely restore your entire PC - programs, system settings and files - from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
* Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - This checks your computer's memory hardware for errors
* Command Prompt - This opens a Command Window

15/ Click on the Option you require and follow the onscreen prompts

  naineysman 20:23 28 Apr 09

Ok, tried everything suggested and the damn thing still runs for 3 - 5 minutes then freezes completely.

It takes ages to boot up and when you eventually get in it is dire.

Taking it back to Comet, what are my options, unit in now 5 months old but I did return it with the same issues at 3 weeks old and was told to try all of the above (which to be fair did work for a bit)

  laurie53 08:44 29 Apr 09

If it's less than six months old I believe Comet have to prove that the fault was not there when sold, and since you returned it at three weeks this is unlikely (them proving it I mean).

However, being aware of that and getting Comet to do something about it are two different things!

Keep us updated.

  naineysman 23:42 05 May 09

Well Comet baulked as expected, said it worked ok in shop for 30 minutes and that we should take it home and call the Comet Warranty Helpline No, who will guige us through any issues as they arise.

I know this is now turning into a Consumer problem so I am going to shut this down and (if needed) come back in here with updates.

N

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