Vista Recovery CD loads but nothing comes up.


New Member
Hi, I apologize ahead of time if I did not post correctly, this is my first time using a source like this. When I turn my computer on it automatically loads up Windows Error Recovery, when I use Launch Startup Repair it does not fix the problem and comes up with an error code=0x490, no os filed found on disk, other times when I run the error recovery I get startup repair failed. I downloaded and burned the Vista Recovery Disk, I put it in and hit F12 and I choose load cd/dvd, then hit any key to continue. It acts like it is loading the DVD and then when it's done the screen goes black. How can I get it to load the DVD to get to the Vista Recovery options?

Thank you for your help,


Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
Hi bh, welcome to NST.
Can you try booting the recovery CD on another fully-functioning PC to check that it burned OK, so we can tell whether the problem is with your PC or the recovery disk.