Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?

Posted: 01-17-2009, 02:05 AM

Hi guys,
recently my computer running Vista Home Premium crashed. I suspect this
is a video card error. it seems that I do not have enough graphics power
to boot me into the login screen....
However, after using Ulimate boot cd for windows, it boots me into a
kind of "temporary xp". Unfortunately I cannot update my driver because
this boot cd does not allow me to...
I have some XP install discs and I was going to install xp instead so
that I can update my video card driver. I also have recovery discs of my
Vista that were made prior to the crash.
So I was just wondering if it is posible to install XP onto my
computer, and if successful; I will update my driver. However, I would
like Vista to be installed once the driver is fixed; so is it possible
to install Vista OS using the recovery discs alone?
Thank you for your time.


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Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?


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Curious
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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 02:27 AM

"chand" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:4f0bb3f07bce111dbb1fcc5c55d18751@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi guys,
> recently my computer running Vista Home Premium crashed. I suspect this
> is a video card error. it seems that I do not have enough graphics power
> to boot me into the login screen....
> However, after using Ulimate boot cd for windows, it boots me into a
> kind of "temporary xp". Unfortunately I cannot update my driver because
> this boot cd does not allow me to...
> I have some XP install discs and I was going to install xp instead so
> that I can update my video card driver. I also have recovery discs of my
> Vista that were made prior to the crash.
> So I was just wondering if it is posible to install XP onto my
> computer, and if successful; I will update my driver. However, I would
> like Vista to be installed once the driver is fixed; so is it possible
> to install Vista OS using the recovery discs alone?
> Thank you for your time.
>
>
> --
> chand
I suggest using an F8 boot to boot into safe mode with networking and down
load and install the latest driver from you graphics card chips Website. And
then reboot in safe mode and make sure that your normal mode display
resolution is set to one your display will accept over the interface you are
using.
Then try rebooting in Normal mode.

Nick T.
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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 02:28 AM
well, that's a yes, and a no. Vista can be installed if they're recovery
discs (and vista is on the recovery discs), but it wont' be like a fresh
install (also, you can't upgrade from xp to vista with them), in that a
recovery goes back to a point in time, sorta like system restore. Whatever
software was on when the recovery discs were made is still going to be on
there. Some computers require you to press a hotkey when your computer is
loading the bios, such as f11 or f8 to enter the recovery process. Check
your documentation (if any) to see how to recover. If you don't have any
documentation, just try booting with the recovery discs. One more thing: why
install XP, then install Vista? Why not just install vista first? o.O


"chand" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:4f0bb3f07bce111dbb1fcc5c55d18751@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi guys,
> recently my computer running Vista Home Premium crashed. I suspect this
> is a video card error. it seems that I do not have enough graphics power
> to boot me into the login screen....
> However, after using Ulimate boot cd for windows, it boots me into a
> kind of "temporary xp". Unfortunately I cannot update my driver because
> this boot cd does not allow me to...
> I have some XP install discs and I was going to install xp instead so
> that I can update my video card driver. I also have recovery discs of my
> Vista that were made prior to the crash.
> So I was just wondering if it is posible to install XP onto my
> computer, and if successful; I will update my driver. However, I would
> like Vista to be installed once the driver is fixed; so is it possible
> to install Vista OS using the recovery discs alone?
> Thank you for your time.
>
>
> --
> chand
chand
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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 05:34 AM

Ok i'll explain my situation a little more
right now my computer has vista Home Premium Installed. I do not hav
enough graphics power to even boot the computer into login screen and m
BIOS displays dollar signs (graphics problem). I can access recover
options using the vista recovery disc, but after system recovery, memor
test, startup repair etc. I still can't boot to login page and dolla
signs are still in my BIOS..
However, I can boot myself into a "temporary" XP using the Ultimat
Boot CD for Windows; which leads me to believe that i can install th
real XP (using xp install disc), login & fix my driver up.
If the driver update is successful, I would like to install vist
again, but i only have vista recovery discs to install; since vista cam
preinstalled when i bought the computer.
Sorry I do not really understand what you mean; I would like to know i
XP is installed on my computer right now, can i use my vista recover
disks to install Vista again? thank you for your replies i reall
appreciate it:

Nick T.;941930 Wrote:
> well, that's a yes, and a no. Vista can be installed if they're recover
> discs (and vista is on the recovery discs), but it wont' be like
> fres
> install (also, you can't upgrade from xp to vista with them), in that
> recovery goes back to a point in time, sorta like system restore
> Whateve
> software was on when the recovery discs were made is still going to b
> o
> there. Some computers require you to press a hotkey when your compute
> i
> loading the bios, such as f11 or f8 to enter the recovery process
> Chec
> your documentation (if any) to see how to recover. If you don't hav
> an
> documentation, just try booting with the recovery discs. One mor
> thing: wh
> install XP, then install Vista? Why not just install vista first? o.
>
>
> "chand" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in messag
> news:4f0bb3f07bce111dbb1fcc5c55d18751@xxxxxx-gateway.com...> > >
> >
> > > Hi guys
> > > recently my computer running Vista Home Premium crashed. I suspec
> > thi
> > > is a video card error. it seems that I do not have enough graphic
> > powe
> > > to boot me into the login screen...
> > > However, after using Ulimate boot cd for windows, it boots me into
> > > kind of "temporary xp". Unfortunately I cannot update my drive
> > becaus
> > > this boot cd does not allow me to..
> > > I have some XP install discs and I was going to install xp instead s
> > > that I can update my video card driver. I also have recovery discs o
> > m
> > > Vista that were made prior to the crash
> > > So I was just wondering if it is posible to install XP onto m
> > > computer, and if successful; I will update my driver. However,
> > woul
> > > like Vista to be installed once the driver is fixed; so is i
> > possibl
> > > to install Vista OS using the recovery discs alone
> > > Thank you for your time
> >
> >
> > > -
> > > chand >
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chand
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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 05:41 AM

first of all thankyou for your reply, really appreciate it. Thanks
Unfortunatly, the first thing i did after the computer crashed wa
system Recovery (format). The recovery completed successfully, but i wa
still unable to boot into login screen and the video card was stil
having troubles:shock
Because I already formatted, the system restore points have bee
erased... and safemode will not work because windows is not installed
but i cannot install because i don't have enuf graphics
thank you for your help:

Curious;941929 Wrote:
> "chand" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in messag
> news:4f0bb3f07bce111dbb1fcc5c55d18751@xxxxxx-gateway.com...> > >
> >
> > > Hi guys
> > > recently my computer running Vista Home Premium crashed. I suspec
> > thi
> > > is a video card error. it seems that I do not have enough graphic
> > powe
> > > to boot me into the login screen...
> > > However, after using Ulimate boot cd for windows, it boots me into
> > > kind of "temporary xp". Unfortunately I cannot update my drive
> > becaus
> > > this boot cd does not allow me to..
> > > I have some XP install discs and I was going to install xp instead s
> > > that I can update my video card driver. I also have recovery discs o
> > m
> > > Vista that were made prior to the crash
> > > So I was just wondering if it is posible to install XP onto m
> > > computer, and if successful; I will update my driver. However,
> > woul
> > > like Vista to be installed once the driver is fixed; so is i
> > possibl
> > > to install Vista OS using the recovery discs alone
> > > Thank you for your time
> >
> >
> > > -
> > > chand > >
> I suggest using an F8 boot to boot into safe mode with networking an
> dow
> load and install the latest driver from you graphics card chip
> Website. An
> then reboot in safe mode and make sure that your normal mode displa
> resolution is set to one your display will accept over the interfac
> you ar
> using
> Then try rebooting in Normal mode
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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 06:16 AM
chand <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>
>Ok i'll explain my situation a little more;
>right now my computer has vista Home Premium Installed. I do not have
>enough graphics power to even boot the computer into login screen and my
>BIOS displays dollar signs (graphics problem). I can access recovery
>options using the vista recovery disc, but after system recovery, memory
>test, startup repair etc. I still can't boot to login page and dollar
>signs are still in my BIOS...
The dollar signs are NOT related to Vista. They indicate a hardware
problem

No OS installation will fix that.
chand
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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 06:35 AM

So what hardware do you believe is not working? I am positive that it i
video card because prior to crash, a video card error popped up. Also
the device manager in the "temporary" xp shows errors in multimedi
controller, PCI device,m Bus Controller, and Video Controller (all to d
with video card). Somewhere in another forum they also said that dolla
signs in bios were fixed after replacing vid card
However, do u think that an update will cure my vid card? or do u thin
the card is physically damaged and no drivers or updates will fix it
Thanks for replying:
>
>
> The dollar signs are NOT related to Vista. They indicate a hardwar
> proble
>
> No OS installation will fix that
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Mike Torello
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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 07:53 AM
chand <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>
>So what hardware do you believe is not working? I am positive that it is
>video card because prior to crash, a video card error popped up.
Follow your hunch.
>Also,
>the device manager in the "temporary" xp shows errors in multimedia
>controller, PCI device,m Bus Controller, and Video Controller (all to do
>with video card). Somewhere in another forum they also said that dollar
>signs in bios were fixed after replacing vid card.
>However, do u think that an update will cure my vid card? or do u think
>the card is physically damaged and no drivers or updates will fix it.
>Thanks for replying
BIOS problems means that it's a physical problem. Drivers effect
Windows and Windows isn't loaded when you're looking in the BIOS.
Bruce Chambers
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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 04:25 PM
chand wrote:
> Ok i'll explain my situation a little more;
> right now my computer has vista Home Premium Installed. I do not have
> enough graphics power to even boot the computer into login screen and my
> BIOS displays dollar signs (graphics problem).

If the BIOS is reporting a graphics problem, the operating system
and/device drivers are totally immaterial. You have a hardware problem.
You need to address that hardware issue, most likely by replacing the
video adapter (or motherboard, if it's an integrated video controller),
before you can go any further.



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Re: Install Vista Using Recovery Discs? Possible?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 04:28 PM
chand wrote:
> So what hardware do you believe is not working? I am positive that it is
> video card because prior to crash, a video card error popped up. Also,
> the device manager in the "temporary" xp shows errors in multimedia
> controller, PCI device,m Bus Controller, and Video Controller (all to do
> with video card). Somewhere in another forum they also said that dollar
> signs in bios were fixed after replacing vid card.

If you knew all along that it was a hardware failure, why did you go
completely off-track and ask about installing two different operating
systems and somehow grafting incompatible videos drivers between them.

> However, do u think that an update will cure my vid card?

What kind of updatge? Software? No, of course not.
> or do u think
> the card is physically damaged and no drivers or updates will fix it.
> Thanks for replying
>
Every thing you've posted makes it very clear that you have a hardware
problem. No software can possibly fix it.


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