These instructions apply to both Windows Vista and Windows 7.
If your have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc start with step 2.
Step 1. Create a Windows Vista or Windows 7 Recovery disc.
Download a legal Windows Vista Recovery ISO image here
Download a legal Windows 7 Recoverry ISO image here
You will need to burn the ISO file to a CD or DVD, please downlaod ImgBurn
and install it.
Insert a blank CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive.
Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc.
Click on the Browse for a file icon:
Locate the ISO file, and click on the Open button.
Click on the blue arrow to start burning bootable disc.
Step 2. Place the disc you created in the tray of your CD/DVD drive, close it and reboot the computer.
Notice: You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS to make the CD/DVD drive the first device.
At the first screen click on Repair your computer, this will run the repair porcess and try to make a repair.
When done you will be presented with the System Recovery Options dialog box,click on Next.
The next screen will be the System Recovery Options, select Command Prompt.
In the Command Prompt copy and paste or type chkdsk /r and then press Enter. If you type this in please notice the space between chkdsk and /r.
To finish type Exit and press Enter. Restart your computer.