Problem using Linux mint console at all... Need it to fix grub.
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Can't I just use a CD via the method you posted last time? Going into control panel on my friends laptop? He has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit just like me so it would work right? It's just that would be faster than downloading the full image? I also don't have any money so CDs are cheaper.
EDIT: 3.1G?! Is that just the recovery disc? I don't have enough space on that, most CDs are only lie 700MB...
I lookked at the link that was provided by goumba & it will do the trick, I just like having a full installation disk to do repair installs, when wins becomes too infected.
Yes, I found a link where it says a guys disc only took up about 145MB so even if it is a fair bit bigger in newer versions or whatever a standard 700MB CD should hold it. I'm off to buy some now and will try the fix as soon as possible, thank-you!!!
Thanks to everyone else who contributed, hopefully this fix will work..!
It didn't work! I've got the repair disc into my laptop and I've gotten it to the menu where I can do startup repair, system restore etc. so I did startup repair and it just keeps saying that if I have recently plugged a camera or any external device in to unplug it and restart and that if I keep getting the message to contact the system administrator...
Is there some way to do it in command prompt?!?!
I'm getting really frustrated with it now guys, any help will be much appreciated.
How do I use it?! The start up recovery isn't working, I don't have any system restore points or backup images... I don't know what the memory diagnostic tool would be used for in this case so I only see command prompt as being helpful. Is this possible? Someone must be able to do this?
To fix the hard drive go to control panel - all control panel items - select administrative tools - computer management on the new window go to storage and then disk management, from that page you can see your hard drives and you have the option to enable or assign a letter path to that hard drive.
To solve the boot issue:
* Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
* Press a key when you are prompted.
* Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next .
* Click Repair your computer .
* Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next .
* In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt .
* Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.
* If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
* If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. * * To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.
* * Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
* * ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
* * Bootrec /rebuildbcd
* Restart the computer.
If that alone doesn't work, go to a command prompt, enter these,.