Hello, the best answer I got was.. If it's a custom OEM install disc, it's possible they removed it (for whatever reason).
Aside from that, I don't know of another reason why it would be missing.
I think you will need to do a reinstall,too many corruptions. I think there is still a infection too,but that willl also go with the install. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. Wiping your drive, reformatting, and performing a clean install of the OS or doing a factory restore removes everything and is the safest action.
Backup your data.. 2 guidelines/rules when backing up
1) Backup all your important data files, pictures, music, work etc... and save it onto an external hard-drive. These files usually include .doc, .txt, .mp3, .jpg etc...
2) Do not backup any executables files or any window files. These include .exe/.scr/.htm/.html/.xml/.zip/.rar files as they may contain traces of malware. Also, .html or .htm files that are webpages should also be avoided.
I believe the next best thing is to ask in Vista how you can reinstall..
Copy your last post here there.
Edited by boopme, 06 July 2011 - 06:59 PM.