Windows Vista is embedded with a powerful tool – Startup Repair – that allows its users to overcome almost all startup issues. The option is located in the 'System Recovery Options' menu, that appears when you insert the Windows Vista installation disc. While the tool ensures complete repair of damaged or corrupted system files, there are many cases in which this tool might disappoint the user.
For such instances, the user is not left with any option, but to perform a clean reinstall of Windows Vista operating system. And to recover data post re-installation, the user needs to opt for an effective hard drive recovery solution.
Here is one such 'startup repair' failure scenario. You have a Windows Vista system whose file system gets corrupted due to a fatal virus attack. The system becomes unbootable after displaying the below error message:
“no bootable devices, please insert boot cd and press any key”
The error message does not allow you to access the data saved in hard drive. In addition, the error message pops-up every time you try to boot your system.
The boot sector or file system of your hard drive has been damaged. Corruption can occur due to improper system shutdown, virus infection, application malfunction, and operating system damage.
To resolve the above error message and to access the data, follow the below steps:
Run CHKDSK command on the affected volume.
Select 'Startup Repair' option in 'System Restore' advanced options. This option repairs the file systems and boot sector, and brings the system in bootable state. However, the above option might also fail displaying the below error message:
In cases where both the above solutions fail to resolve your issue, the only alternative left is to reinstall the Windows Vista operating system. The option proves successful in resolving all startup issues and in bringing your boot state back. However, the option also has a disadvantage of deleting all the previously saved files from your hard drive. To recover all the deleted files, an easy option is to use an effective third-party hard drive recovery software. A Hard Drive Recovery tool is a powerful application that scans the hard drive using high-end scanning methods and recovers all lost files.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery recovers all lost hard drive data post formatting or any other logical corruption scenario. Compatible with FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems, the Hard Drive Recovery Software supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.
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