|I live in France. I am trying to help a friend fix his laptop. It's an e-machines (yes, I know)|
The system will not boot, it tries but then comes up with the 'boot to safe mode' menu.
I can boot to safe mode and see the disks, files etc, so all is well with the hardware.
I have run chkdsk with /F and /r with no improvement.
I have read that there are utilities which can be used with Vista to fix the OS, however there are a couple of problems here. I suspect (although I do not know at this time) that he does not have any recovery disks. is it possible to run the utility without them?
Can I run the utility only (not recover the machine, obviously) from a recovery set from another system?
Can I fix the OS using an English version of Vista? (I'm assuming that its only the interface that is in French, not the entire code)
Any help would be appreciated