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What "command prompt" string do i need to type to get windows vista to boot in Vista?

I have an acer laptop that someone gave to me.They said that the operating system was "wiped out" of the hard drive.How can I get vista to boot using a command prompt?
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Hi,

If Vista was wiped off the drive then you need to contact Acer for the installation
media so you can put Vista back on the drive. The laptop needs the drivers and
other utilities that Acer would provide on a OEM installation disk,

Acer - USA - Service and Support - Drivers
http://us.acer.com/acer/service.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx2.c2att1=25&CountryISOCtxParam=US&ctx1g.c2att92=447&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=3618978704

Acer - Worldwide
http://www.acer.com/worldwide/selection.html

Hope this helps.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
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Hi,

In case the Vista installation was only corrupted these might help.

Try Startup Repair from the Recovery Console (if you have one) or from a Vista disk - if you do
not have a Vista disk you can borrow a friends (they are not copy protected) or make one. Also
your System maker will sell the physical disks cheap since you already own Windows. (This may not be true since you are not the original owner
and you may not have the product ID for Vista.)

This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or with a Vista Disk
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/326b756b-1601-435e-99d0-1585439470351033.mspx

Try StartUp Repair from Recovery Options and/or a Vista disk.

How to do a Startup Repair
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html

Also from the COMMAND PROMPT of Recovery Console (if possible) or a Vista disk

SFC /scannow
Hit Enter

and after that runs

chkdsk /f /r
Hit Enter

( Spaces between C and /   k and /  and f and / )

Retry Startup Repair after Chkdsk.

If needed after those you can try System Restore from the Recovery or Vista disk.

How to Do a System Restore in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

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If needed :

What to do if Windows won't start correctly
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/What-to-do-if-Windows-wont-start-correctly

What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/what-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-windows-vista

What happened to the Recovery Console?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/What-happened-to-the-Recovery-Console

If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.

How to Make a Bootable Disk in Vista
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/7050.aspx

Download: Windows Vista x86 (32 bit) Recovery Disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

Download: Windows Vista x64 (64 bit) Recovery Disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-make-a-windows-vista-repair-disk-if-you-dont-have-one/

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
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hi

here are the various ways to reinstall vista

 

contact Acer and ask them to send you vista recovery disks to reinstall the operating system back the way it was when you bought it

 

they do that for a nominal $ cost

 

here is the Acer link to order the vista recovery disks from:

 

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

 

 

 

also ask them if you have a recovery partition on your hard drive to put it back to how you bought it

 

you would normally press Alt + F10 at boot to start the recovery process for an Acer

and the passoword for it would be 6 zeros

 

ask them for the exact key sequence

 

or borrow a microsoft vista dvd

make sure you borrow the correct 32bit or 64bit microsoft dvd for your computer

they contain all versions of vista

it is the product key that determines which vista version is installed