I managed to use the downloaded iso'ed recovery disk (x32 thing - sorry not techy-smart here).I got as far as restarting and booting the disk and choosing the OS. Then the available options.
I've already tried the first 3. Start up repair, System Restore and complete restore is no good. The restores are no good mainly 'cause I did not turn on system restore, which is really sad. I remembered turning it off in trying to get rid of another virus before.
Anyway, I'm using this site (by neosmart) as a guide to rebooting my vista. After telling you guys my attempted tries with the top 3, I had no choice but to go to "Step Three", manually rebooting- of that guide's page, which is commanding prompt mabob.
I clicked on it and it had yaddiyada on top with "X:\Sources\".
The site said to "Replace x: in the commands below with the letter to your CD drive as detected by the Windows Recovery environment".
So my CD drive is "E" so I'd basically did:
E:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
Then it showed me different uses and functions that can be successfully used or something. From fixmbr to boot to scan os to rebuildcd. Is it suppose to show me that after?
Even at that point, I can't really punch in the next step:
It just tells me incorrect command or something like I don't geddit!
Can someone abbreviate Step three's instructions even more to my level of understanding 'cause I have a feeling I missed out on something.
I also then read the "warning" note from that page and realized I may not have something that I should have? It said :
Warning the instructions below assume that the program bootsect.exe is present on the booted Vista recovery disk. It was included on earlier distributions of Vista, but was subsequently omitted. If your DVD contains a copy in the boot folder, the instructions can be followed as listed. If not (and our downloadable CD images do not) you will need to pick up a copy elsewhere before proceeding.
You can find a copy in the Bin folder of the EasyBCD download, or in the HnS download if you already have either of those NST products. You can also find other web sources by use of a search engine.
So obviously I have the downloaded copy which obviously means I don't have whatever it's telling me I DON'T UNDERSTAND GRAESUGD someone please help me.
I'm on safe mode right and I have to switch in and out everytime I have to check e-mail or do the recovery procedure and it's a real time killer. I'd really like to get this over with too.