Vista Recovery Disk not working

cnd

New Member
#1
Inserted Vista recovery disk, and booted from CD/DVD.

Then, "windows is loading files" screen loads. Followed by a loading of the "microsoft corporation" with a green bar screen. Then, goes to black and the "Install Windows" screen never comes up.

Thoughts? Thanks so much for any help.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
You'll probably need to zero out your bootsector from an Ubuntu live CD:

Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=446 count=1
 
#3
Is something wrong with the machine? If you are having problems, and that is why you are booting the CD, it could be that the same problem is causing the boot to fail.