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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    Ok, I have TestDisk from Knoppix boot disk. I can navigate the files and I THINK i am copying files to the other drive inside this pc (i.e. media/sdb1 ). It even takes some time to copy big files. But when i go there, they are not copied. I am not a Linux person, so I am likely doing...
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    Terry - thanks for your continued support of my problem, I appreciate it! I will try that next.
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    Okay, a new data point. I let the Automated Repair run overnight and it eventually found the two drives. I selected my boot drive to have it do Automated Repair (I have never been this far before). It gives an error, "The selected partition and could not be accessed or repaired. Please select...
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    If anyone has any other options, please let me know. I think the very first sector is bad and so it is not allowing disk access. Can boot with the recovery environment from NeoSmart but Automatic Repair does not work. Boot from Mini Tools but cannot run the disk check. Vista Recovery disk...
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    Thanks Terry -- got it about the Drive letters, that makes sense. Do you think "Check File System" is only available under windows (i.e. not on the Bootable CD)? I can't figure out why "Check File System" is greyed out. Thanks!
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    Yes, I know what you mean -- all the other Partition commands are active... Addendum The option to assign a drive letter is also greyed out. I did part of a Surface test and the first two blocks returned errors. I can Explore the data and see my files are there (I hope!).
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    OK, I am much closer. I got the MiniTools Partition Manager, great suggestion. I can see my files and I noted that the Partition is 100% full. Not sure if this is part of the problem. But, the menu choice for checking file system is greyed out. Why would it be greyed out? Any help...
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    I will look for it. Another challenge is my USB mouse is not recognized. It looks like there is a Home button called Applications in the GUI, is there any way of reaching that menu with just a keyboard ?
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    Thanks for the reply... * My main disk does not Mount, so I cannot use the file manager, it eventually gives me errors relating to NTFS and MRT not being read * the only command line i can get to is the Recovery Disk from NeoSmart, the Windows Vista one never gets to a Recovery Console, it...
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    Help Requested: Vista Recovery Disk - Autorecover to blank screen

    Hello, I have a Vista computer with a bad disk. I downloaded your Recovery disk and have tried Automatic Recovery. It gives a waiting icon for maybe 8-10 minutes then goes to a blank screen. I haven't actually been watching when it went blank, so I don't know if it said anything. Is it...