Joe, as an addition to my last post you may find that the laptop
manufacturer has included either the original Vista repair options or a set
of repair options of their own. You really will need to study the
instructions that came with the laptop for this.
If there are recovery option available (it will probably be a case of
hitting one of the F buttons when the machine is booting (but again check
the user manual)) then you could posssibly 'repair' the problem by selecting
the startup repair options. The repair option will then check the laptop to
see what operating system is on it and, as it is simply a case of the boot
manager files being removed, recreate the boot manager. If this can be done
then Vista should boot when you reboot the computer. If no repair options
are available then the only other option is to re-image as stated in my
previous post. If you still can't get to the hidden partition to re-image,
then you may have to contact the laptop manufacturer and, for a fee, the
should be able to supply a recovery dvd of some sort.
John Barnett MVP
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"Superputer" <Superputer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi Guys, Joe from Oz here a newbie. Customer brought a new laptop with
> basic, tried to install XP as dual boot, then deleted the XP partition in
> Thought Vista will still boot. Obvious it doesn't and no recovery disc,
> Vista serial, what do I do? Thank you in anticipation!
> "Tom" wrote:
>> Does the Vista DVD have the equivalent of a Windows XP "Repair Install" ?