I've found a possible reason why Alt-F10 does not work anymore on my Acer:
aybe this a solution for me:
How To Uninstall Windows 7 And Return The Partition To Vista...
I made a photoshot of the screen after F10.
Can I access the recovery partition from here?
btw "Maybe it's just hidden. Do you have the viewing of both system and hidden files enabled?" : i've these enabled. I don't get more information then I get when I search via the DOS-prompt.
" you're going to need to factory reset the PC from your OEM recovery facility..."
I assume you mean a OEM Recovery disk, but with my laptop (year 2007) I did not get such disk/dvd.
For Computer Guru: I checked 'Windows.old' but that file is not visible anymore. When I was installing...
I have enclosed 5 screenshots.
In boot-1 you see the two boot options.
When I choose Windows Vista then the system is starting up with Windows7.
When I choose Windows 7 then I get screen boot-2. It says:
"Cannot start windows. probably caused by a recent change of hardware or software...
Terry, thanks for the reply. I triedyour suggestions but couldn't solve.
I downloaded EasyBCD 2.0.
This are my settings now:
There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.
Default: Microsoft Windows 7
Timeout: 7 seconds.
Boot Drive: C:\
Name: Microsoft Windows 7
I have installed windows 7 on my Vista laptop in dual boot.
After restart I get the choice fot both but it makes no difference, its always Windows7 that boots but I also want to start Vista.
So I used EasyBCD to create a Vista MBR because I think this was missing. But even writing a MBR makes no...