Vista Repair problem

  Jollyjohn 12:14 08 Apr 11

I have replaced the motherboard in a Phillips 7501 PC that was supplied by PC World.
The original MB was an MSI G33M - I could not source one of these so I replaced it with an MSI -G31M - same spec except for a couple of e-sata ports.
Vista will not boot - runs automatic repair - fails to fix.
Cannot get in in safe mode - administrator account disabled - just reboots when trying any other user account.
This was tried from the automatic recovery as installed.
Tried booting from a dvd - still will not repair existing installation.
On the 500gb sata hdd there is a recovery partition, a 1gb boot partition and then Vista - it appears vista is installed on H:/

How can I repair the existing installation?

  sharpamat 16:35 08 Apr 11

Was yours an OEM copy

  Jollyjohn 16:45 08 Apr 11

Which, the installed or the dvd? There is a coa on the pc but that is different to the key I have retrieved. The dvd could well be OEM. It has Vista Business printed on it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:58 08 Apr 11

"Tried booting from a dvd - still will not repair existing installation."

You may need to attempt the repair several times.

  Jollyjohn 10:28 09 Apr 11


Thanks - but have decided to bite the bullet and do a clean install.

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