Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:54 PM
Sorry....I wasn't very clear. Vista will not boot up. I have my installation CD in, and from the BIOS I boot up from the optical drive. When I select "repair my computer", it gets to the part where you select what operating system to repair. But, it does not have anything to select. I click on NEXT and it takes me to the System Recovery Options. If I select Start Up Repair, it runs for a while and re-boots but the same thing happens. If I select System Restore, it tells me that there is not a version to use...I am paraphrasing that one. When I select Windows Complete PC Restore, it does not recognize the back up that I have on an external HDD. I haven't tried the Memory Diagnostic Tool. With the Command Prompt, I have tried the CHKDSK. It completes, but the same thing happens when I restart the computer.
I want to be able to get the pictures and music off of the HDD.....basically all that I care about. I don't have anything else on it.