Vista Corrupt recovery DVD

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:11 24 May 2009

Nieces Toshiba laptop, Vista crashed - sister attempted recovery options from the F8 promt none worked.

Then attempted to restore machine from the recovery DVD made at first boot up.

Recovery DVD then installs files to an X: drive and runs cmd.exe from X:\windows\system32 (I assume this is a RAM disk)

Recovery option appears select window English and recovery option then wipes the drives and installs files to V:

Unfortunately one of the files is corrupt and fails CRC(cyclic redundency check)recovery fails at that point

What can I do now to restore vista to this machine?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:14 24 May 2009

Got another DVD for same machine also fails but different file corrupt.

So have copied all correct files to V:

So running in cmd prompt how do I complete the recovery process.
Anyone have any idea what recovery runs after it has completed copying files?

  phono 21:22 24 May 2009

Do you know someone with the same version of Vista but who has a full DVD and would be prepared to lend it to you?

The only problem I can foresee is that the key on the laptop may not allow this as it is most likely specific to Toshiba and may not work on a retail or OEM DVD.

  phono 21:25 24 May 2009

Anything here of any help? click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:27 24 May 2009

Unfortunately do not know anyone with a full Vista DVD

Am trying to relaunch the image files as they will have all the correct drivers and included software.

  phono 21:28 24 May 2009

This may be slightly better than last link. click here

  rdave13 21:31 24 May 2009

Will this help?; click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:38 24 May 2009

thanks just been looking at that

look earlier basically it runs WINRE which is like recovery console for XP
I have a shell loaded from the recovery DVD in what is X:
all the immages and files and folders are copied to V:

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:18 25 May 2009

copied files from two recovery DVDs both corrupt but luckily different files corrupt on each DVD.

Tried to burn boot DVD with Nero but still can't start recovery process

Used isobuster to extract boot image file from original disk still won't boot Code 4?

  rdave13 19:38 25 May 2009

If the Hdd isn't knackered then can you borrow a Vista disc to reformat and reinstall? Then find the mobo drivers.

  Miké 20:01 25 May 2009

You can buy a recovery disk from Toshiba, about £30 I think.

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