system files deleted in vista-cannot boot

By ehtisham.andrabi ·
MY system files were affected by some virus in Vista. The antivirus loacated the visrus and prompted for a delete action..after which the virus was deleted..
unfortunately the virus file was a system file,which got deleted..
after a reboot,the it said, the message appeared "cannot find operating system""

later after few more try's it says cannot find boot mngr...

pls help....

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Use the Recovery Disc supplied with this system

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to system files deleted in v ...

To repair the OS by using the Repair Option.

If you do not have a Recovery Disc only a Recovery Partition you need to use a Live Linux here to boot from and save your Data then invoke the Recovery Partition to rebuild the system to As New. You can either download a Live Linux from here

I recommend Knoppix for this but any will suffice or go into your Local Newsagent and buy a Linux Mag with a OS on the Cover CD and use that.


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data recovery

by ehtisham.andrabi In reply to Use the Recovery Disc sup ...

wiill Knoppix be able to recover all of my data and fix vista?
can i try using a USB boot option?

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Depending on what you have on hand

by Jacky Howe In reply to system files deleted in v ...

here is an alternative if you haven't access to a Vista DVD.

Here is a link to How to Repair Vista Startup.

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista

The Windows Vista Recovery CD can be used to Boot your PC.

<b>Creating a Windows Vista Recovery CD</b>

<b>Download from here:</b>

Burn it to CD with Nero or similar.

The Windows Vista Recovery CD can be used to Boot to a Command Prompt where you can run these Commands.

Boot from the Vista CD and on the first screen click Next, click Repair your computer, click Next and select Command Prompt and then run the Bootrec tool.

The /FixMbr option writes a Windows Vista-compatible MBR to the system partition. This option does not overwrite the existing partition table. Use this option when you must resolve MBR corruption issues, or when you have to remove non-standard code from the MBR.

The /FixBoot option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista. Use this option if one of the following conditions is true The boot sector has been replaced with a non-standard Windows Vista boot sector.
The boot sector is damaged.

<i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>

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Unable to load drivers

by ehtisham.andrabi In reply to Depending on what you hav ...

no operating system is found,for loading the drivers I don't know way installation media Is to be selected

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What are you using

by Jacky Howe In reply to Unable to load drivers

to boot from? What are the specs of your System. eg: Motherboard.

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am Using vista 64 bit DVD

by ehtisham.andrabi In reply to What are you using

but my system has 32bit vista installed.tried to run bootrec ALSo but since no drive or operating system is being detected it doesn't help either .don't know which drivers are required to be loaded. Hp Dv6570ee is the laptop model. With amd turion processor.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to am Using vista 64 bit DVD ...

You shouldn't be using that DVD on a 32Bit Operating System. Try the other methods suggested to retrieve your Data. If you use the Vista Recovery CD you can Backup to a USB external hard drive if you can access the Data.

Hp Dv6570ee Test the hard drive
Many PC startup problems are caused by minor errors in the software that controls the storage of files on the hard drive. The HP Hard Drive Self Test will detect and repair these errors but will not produce a detailed report of all the actions taken. For the test to run, there must be good physical connection between the hard drive and the computer. If the computer is dropped or jarred, the hard drive may moved and disrupted the connection, and that will cause the test to fail or may even prevent the test from starting.
You may want to try running the HP Hard Drive Self Test, but if it fails, see the section on Removing and Reinstall the Hard Drive, and then repeat the Self Test.
Use the steps below to test the hard drive for errors by using the HP Hard Drive Self Test.
1.Plug the AC Adapter into the Notebook PC.
2.If the PC is on, press and hold the Power button for 15 seconds to turn off the PC.
3.Press and release the Power button to turn on the PC, and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly to open the BIOS setup window.
4.Use the Right Arrow key to select the Tools or Diagnostics menu.
NOTE: Your BIOS version may use slightly different names for menu items.
5.Select Hard Drive Self Test .
6.Press the Enter key to start the test.
The self test process may include both a Quick test and a Comprehensive test. It also provides an Estimated test time .
If all of the tests pass, the hard drive is not damaged.
If any test fails , contact HP service and support for instructions.
After the Hard Drive Self Test is complete, restart the PC to verify that the problem is repaired.
Removing and Reinstalling the Hard Drive
If the computer was dropped or jarred, you may have to remove and reinstall the hard drive before running the HP Hard Drive Self Test.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to you computer, it is necessary to remove the battery prior to removing the hard drive.

Removing the battery.
1.Slide the battery release latch to the release position.
2.Slide and hold the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
3.Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
Removing the hard disk drive.
1.Loosen the captive Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive cover to the bottom of the notebook.
2.Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the outside edge of the hard disk drive cover and remove it.
3.Loosen the captive spring-loaded Phillips-head screw that secures the hard disk drive.
4.Grasp the Mylar tab and pull the hard disk drive toward the outside edge of the base enclosure to disconnect the hard disk drive from the system board connector.
5.Lift the hard disk drive out of the bay and remove.
To reinstall the hard disk drive.
1.Place the hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay.
2.Push the hard disk drive toward the inside of the base enclosure until you make sure the connector is seated properly.
3.Tighten the captive spring-loaded Phillips-head screw that secures the hard disk drive.
4.Toe the hard disk drive cover into the enclosure.
5.Tighten the captive Phillips-head screws.
Reinstalling the battery.
1.Slide the battery into the battery bay until it is properly seated and the locking latch clicks.
Reinstalling the Windows operating system on the hard drive
If removing non-system disks and performing an HP Hard Drive Self Test does not resolve the boot errors or black screen error, it may be necessary to reinstall the Windows Vista operating system (OS). You can reinstall the operating system by either:
using the HP Recovery Manager to recover the OS from the recovery partition on the drive, or
using the recovery discs you created when you started using your notebook.

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test passed

by ehtisham.andrabi In reply to OK

all hdd tests were passed I would get a new vista 32bit DVD and repair os

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It would be a good

by Jacky Howe In reply to test passed
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GoT the right DVD

by ehtisham.andrabi In reply to Unable to load drivers

I got the 32 bit DVD but the problem still persists .. Can't locate the drive in which the OS is intalled. Message. Appears asking to load drivers for my hard disk ..which and from where can I load these drivers...
Also wen I select load drivers my computer link opens. There the space for C drive is shown 100%free (OS was intalled here ). There is also the recovery drive and a BOOT(X) drive ?? Alongwith the vista DVD ..

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