Recovery process without cds problem

  bredagh 23:14 24 Aug 2007

I am attempting to recover my system after a virus i think has crippled it, not allowing the system to start up properly. however when I press F10 to recover the system the following screen appears:

"Edit Boot Options" with the following text:

Edit Windows boot options for: Microsoft Windows Vista

Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Partition: 2
Hard Disk: b8f0ffa4


  Stuartli 23:27 24 Aug 2007

So what happened to the CDs?

  woodchip 23:30 24 Aug 2007

Looks like the MBR is corrupt. Try Seagate tool Seatools to see what that says about the Partition Information. It will Read Generic Drives if it's not a Seagate click here
You need the DOS version

  bredagh 23:51 24 Aug 2007

I have the cds but the system doesn't startup, with the error message "Logon process initializtion failure" coming up no matter what so i can't get on the internet. the only option is to recover the system but i can't even do that!

  woodchip 23:59 24 Aug 2007

Have you tied starting in Safe Mode then Try Running Restore System?????

  lotvic 00:05 25 Aug 2007

Shouldn't that be F8 you have to press?

read post no: 3 on this forum click here
which outlines the options open to you

  woodchip 00:14 25 Aug 2007

He may be on about is System recover not windows

  lotvic 00:30 25 Aug 2007

Aye, hard to tell - so off to bed for me

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