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How To Make Boot Disk For Vista

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#1 Dana Walker

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:28 PM

I'm trying to remove some maleware, and it has been suggested that I create a boot disk before booting in safe-mode. However, your tutorial on creating boot disks does not include any instructions or links for Vista.
Please advise.
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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:14 PM

Did you new computer come with Recovery Disks? Sometimes they come labeled "Operating System".

If not, and most computers do not anymore, you must create them yourself. If you give us the brand and model number of your computer we can be more specific. But until then you can go to the manufacturer's website for instructions, or any sort of user manual that came with your computer, or look under Programs for an option to create these disks.

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#3 Dana Walker

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:09 PM

Hey, thanks Albert! :huh: My computer did come with 2 DVDs that are hand labeled 'Recovery DVD'. I assume this is what you were speaking of, though if you break the word 'assume' into its component parts, it makes an 'ass [of] u [&] me'. :huh: If this is not true, please let me know. Otherwise, thanks a million... :huh:

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:55 PM

Most Vista recovery disks are able to boot into the Windows RE (Recovery Environment) - although some cannot (Toshiba is the one that comes to mind here). I have not heard of any boot disks being available (other than the installation DVD).

What were the reasons given for creating the boot disks? Why would you need them? Was there registry editing to be done? What other steps were to be performed in Safe Mode?

Also, you can use this link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033...ia/default.mspx to order alternative install media. But some licenses won't allow you to order it - so check first. If it won't allow ordering, then you'll have to contact your PC manufacturer for the appropriate disks/recovery methods.
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