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(Solved) - SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dosnt show OS! Dont have Vista Installation disc.

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  • Started 1 year ago by ALYJAY
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ALYJAY
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Okay so when booting my laptop it shows the windows boot manager error 0xc00000e9. Since my laptop was sent to me by mail, I don’t have the Windows Vista installation CD and I´m not in the position to buy one either (money, it costs a lot to get one here in Mexico).
I made a recovery disc in a bootable USB and when it shows me the system recovery options, I cannot choose any OS, because there's none listed.

I have read somewhere that I could download the service pack from Microsoft and that´s it, but how to I use it? Or can I try to use a driver provided form Lenovo support? I´m using my brothers laptop that has Windows XP

Lenovo 3000 G530 with Windows Vista Home Basic Edition, Intel Pentium dual core T3400 @ 2.16Ghz

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Do you have a backup of your files? If not you can use an Ubuntu Live CD to try recover them:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-computer/

You can download the Ubuntu Live CD from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . Select 12.04 (32-bit version), and then on the next page go to the bottom and select "Not now, take me to the download".

You could try to repair your bootloader by following my post here, I believe you can use the recovery USB you already have:
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....ost-314549

For a reinstall, look at this post of me on how to get an official installation USB for any Windows Vista version:
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....ost-315023

If you need more detailed help with any of these just ask.

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ALYJAY
Posts: 3

Hi again.

Okay so i followed the instructions in this post you sent http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....ost-314549

Aaaaand i got until the part where i changed my directory to G:\boot (which is where my usb is located) but when i try to run BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 C:
it says "Bootsect.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." What do i do now?

Thanks

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Are you using your recovery USB? Then maybe it uses a different bootloader system, i don't know. Try with the Windows 7 ISO download and burn it to a DVD/create a bootable USB with my instructions there.

Or maybe you could just open the ISO with 7-Zip, and extract the \boot directory to somewhere in your USB, say G:\isoBoot, and then do the same but from cd G:\isoBoot.

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
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ALYJAY, you can create your own Vista Installation Disk.
Download the Vista files HERE and follow the instructions.

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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Jim, I was looking at that too. But those are all Ultimate editions. Not sure how far that helps the OP with his Vista Basic setup. I have not yet found a Vista Basic download site.

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Ruja
Posts: 230

On my previous link there are the instructions to convert a Windows Vista Ultimate install USB to any version of Vista.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....ost-315023

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Xhi
Xhi
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I have a copy of Vista Home Basic 32-bit iso which I am placing on my dropbox public folder. If the OP will email me a request I will email him the link to it. My email addy is in my profile. Offer good for 2-weeks. Then I will free up the space. File size is 2.52GB

Hmmm seems to be uploading at only 60kBps so it will be a while, 12 hr?, before it is available.

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
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Jim, I was looking at that too. But those are all Ultimate editions. Not sure how far that helps the OP with his Vista Basic setup. I have not yet found a Vista Basic download site.

If the OP carefully follows all the instructions, He/She can make themselves a Universal Installation Disk by editing the expanded files which will have all windows vista versions on it.

@Xhi - You'll grow old and gray uploading a file that large. LOL

Jim

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Hermitt
Hermitt
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Windows Vista: Making a “Universal Install” Disc.

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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@Jim: That explains it!

...6hr left

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
Posts: 1310

@Xhi - Yep, it'll do it every time.

Posted 1 year ago
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ALYJAY
Posts: 3

Alright guys,

I followed every instruction and made the universal install disc. Aaaaaand its working again(my laptop)!!! So thank you for the help!!!

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
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That's GREAT NEWS, ALYJAY!!

Jim

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