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#1 ndonaldson2912

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

Hi Guys,

 

Have an acer aspire desktop that is throwing me an Unmountable Boot Volume error. I was wondering if anyone knows where I could download a Vista Recovery Console ISO?

 

I download ARCDC but I think it only covers XP

 

Any help would be great, thanks

 

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:55 PM

http://www.askvg.com/direct-download-links-download-official-original-and-untouched-windows-vista-rtm-with-sp1-setup-files-32-bit-and-64-bit/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the link. Will this be compatible with vista home premium?

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:48 PM

Sorry, no.  This is for Ultimate only.

 

Try this site.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:44 PM

Will give that a try, thanks

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:56 PM

Saying as i do not know the version of this OS (32 or 64 bit) due to the fact I cannot load windows to check, i downloaded the 32bit recovery console first...

 

I created the ISO, burned it, and started to boot it onto the machine.

 

When i reached the point of selecting 'Repair my Computer' it did not detect an operating system on the hard drive, therefore was unable to repair any issues.

 

Would this be due to using the wrong ISO (should i use the 64bit ISO??) OR has the hard drive completely corrupted itself?

 

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:03 AM

What is the model of this Aspire?

 

To rule out the possibility of a problem with the hdd I would like to run a diagnostic tool.

 

 Please download SeaTool for DOS.

 
When the SeaTools for DOS website opens click on I Accept, then click on the Download button in step #4.
 
This download is a ISO image which you will need to burn to a CD in order to create a bootable disc with which to run the diagnostic tests.
 
To burn this ISO file to a CD or DVD please downlaod ImgBurn and install it.
 
Insert blank CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive.
 
Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc.
 
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Click on the Browse for a file icon:
 
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Right click on the Start orb startorb_zps06e1f985.png, then click on Downloads.  Scroll down to the SeaTools for DOS download and click on it.  This will load the ISO image, you will see the information listed as it is in the image below outlined in red.
 
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Click on the blue arrow (also outlined in red) to start burning the bootable CD.
 
Once the disc is created load it in the CD/DVD drive and restart the computer.
 
Please note:  You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order, and the hdd is the second device.
 
Please run the long test and include the results in your next post in this topic.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for all your help. Decided in the end to re-install windows. There was no data that needed to be kept.

 

Thank you

 

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:35 PM

Thank you for letting us know.

 

Hope all goes well.


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