Jackiewah46 March 10, 2009 at 14:15:13 Specs: Windows Vista, 256mb
I have an acer 5100-5674 with windows vista home premium on it. It recently had a disk controller go out on it and I cannot locate my recovery disk. How do I get it to boot to a place where I can get to my files and back them up so that I can re-install the os. It won't even boot to safe mode. If I go into the bios it is telling it to boot up to the x: drive. My files are still there but I am more familiar with xp than vista. can you help?
I found a website to download a torrent and an image burner for iso files. I then downloaded a program for a recovery disk. The first one I downloaded was for a 64 bit windows vista recovery disk, it didn't work. Then I downloaded the other one for a 32 bit recovery disk. I tried it and it came to the same screen that comes up when it is trying to fix itself. I am not familiar with Vista. When I was in school I learned to work with XP, so it amazes me that I am having such a hard time finding the correct way to fix this stupid program so that I can pull off my files and then wipe the hard drive and put Linux on it. I have about 8G of music on the hard drive and some of it is irreplaceable.
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