What does vista boot cd include?


New Member

My vista doesn't start somehow..

1. i downloaded the boot cd
2. i burned into a dvd, from the .iso image -> it's ok. works perfectly

But now, id like to know what happens to my files in the harddisk, if i pres "install windows" -button. ...is it going to be erased? Or is there somekind of bootoption, that just will get the vista up & running again, without installing it again?

Thanks for your reply!


Distinguished Member
Hello mika, welcome to NST.
Our recovery disk cannot be used for installation of Vista. You will need to purchase a Vista dvd for that.
You can try running Startup Repair times from our recovery disk, 2-3 times because it can only fix one thing per pass, or if that doesn't help, System Restore if you have a restore point to go back to before the trouble started.




Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
Ignore the "Install" button. It doesn't do anything unless you're using a full Vista DVD.
You need the "Repair your Computer" at the bottom left of the same screen.