If these recovery commands do not work, you'll need to reinstall Windows XP. EJ says: 6 years ago There is one additional set of steps that will be required if bootrec /fixboot fails with the error message "the volume does not contain a recognized Bambus011 viveks says: 5 years ago having the same problem in the combination of win7 and ubuntu. After starting a partitioning program (maybe gParted, it didn't say) I told it to make /, swap, and /home partitions on the new drive, then install Linux. have a peek here
Thank you so much!!! I read all of that stuff about slipstreaming and downloaded the stand alone version of SP2. Art Klein says: 8 years ago My HP desktop with Vista Home Premium didn't come with a Vista installation disk. michael says: 6 years ago I have done this many times in the past. More Bonuses
When i start the computer. Power off, I swapped the jumper, making it master, and booted the Xubuntu CD. Thanks dienelle says: 6 years ago For Vicki. Lara says: 6 years ago Thanks for the tip.
You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. I am running vista on the computer. Any idea's, Aseem? djd says: 7 years ago it says my OS is on E: when in the recovery counsel, don't know why, shouldn't it say it's on C:?
I get the Dell loading bar and then nothing, just a black screen with a little white line in the top left corner. System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer Aspire E700 series OS Vista Home Premium w/SP2 32 bit Memory 4GB Keyboard Acer Mouse Acer Internet Speed 56K Reply With Quote New 03 Jul 2010 I had Ubuntu on a dual-boot and really wanted to get rid of it, but deleted the partition only to find that GRUB was still running as the bootloader… Once I When I do the command prompt features, any ‘fix’ options say they are completed and ask me to reboot.
Windows Complete PC Restore Complete PC Restore is a feature that allows you to restore your entire computing environment from a backup image that you created previously. I downloaded an iso file with vista, but the only option I got through Acer Recovery is to install Vista from scratch. But, I don't have the similar disks at SP2. vishal says: 7 years ago I have a pc with win xp pro sp1.
Can you help me? I have no X drive. You can also create a bootable diskette to boot into MS-DOS by following these instructions too: Insert a blank diskette in your computer's floppy disk drive Go to My Computer Right Check This Out And, I still have a few things to learn: 1) I'm wanting to repair/"upgrade" an existing Vista (SP2) Home Premium system.
I dont understand why there was no windows OS installation? Total identified windows installation: 0 the operation completed successfully. In this window MAKE SURE your USB device has been detected and is the selected drive to write onto.
Maybe later. "Your results may vary." dc2be says: 7 years ago I have had this problem on a dell vostro 1500 with win xp home edition.
It doesn't matter if you can't make "bootrec /fixboot" work as long as you have run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /rebuildbcd, its totally fine :) to make sure Run "startup repair"
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Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
You will normally see error messages like: Error loading operating system Missing operating system Invalid partition table These messages are definitely not fun, especially if you are not familiar with computers.
Then I started Partition Master, and taking a chance, deleted the Linux partitions (after copying off files I wanted to keep, using ext2IFS).
It won't let me recover, etc. Now I have to ask for my money back!! What is it if it isn't my MBR? After that I got message missing OS when I tried use Use Vista recovery disc.
Also, in the recovery tool, etc., when it says I am missing something, I can browse or rescan. Does anyone have an idea? I know there are different tools and methods out there but there are people who do't know much about computers which makes this article not very helpful for them. this contact form Now, Vista won't boot and I followed your instructions above but it doesn't see the existing Vista install, only the disc install in the D: drive.
Thanks ROCKY says: 8 years ago yeap, this article saved me a bunch of time as I have one physical drive with 2 primary partitions, vista/xp on them and somehow Norton