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    Recovery CD not working

    Thanks for the suggestions guys but I don't believe it's a problem with the actual DVD drive. Since the last posts I've got hold of the Recovery disk for my neighbours Vista laptop - I know it won't actually work on my system, but it should get to the point where a Vista screen is displayed...
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    Recovery CD not working

    Sorry Terry, should have made it clear - it's definitely loading from the CD, and I have CD drive activity while the message "Windows is loading files" is displayed. But at the point when the Windows Recovery program should start and the Repair screen should appear, the system instead seems to...
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    Recovery CD not working

    CD works fine in my other system. I also burned a second CD, using my Linux box. This also boots fine, but does not work in the affected laptop. But, as you say, I can bootinto a Linux CD no problem and run everything. So somewhere between "Loading Files" and the Intro Screen, there's a problem.
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    Recovery CD not working

    Hi all, I've seen that others have had this problem, but I've not seen a solution posted - I've downloaded the torrent (MD5 OK) burned it using ImgBurn and booted from cold. The CD spins up, "Windows is loading files" appears and the progress bar completes. Then we go straight to the Vista...
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