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Reinstalling Vista after using Ubuntu for a while

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by MPeg3, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. MPeg3

    MPeg3 Thread Starter

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    Is it possible to re-install Vista using the Recovery drive after using Ubuntu for a few months. I formatted the drive to install the Ubuntu OS and now have re-formatted it back to ntfs and want to use the Vista recovery drive to re-install Vista. I made a disk image of the Vista drive with Acronis, before removing it, but I can't seem to get it to re-install correctly just as it did with my desktop computer. (I think Acronis is useless and wish I hadn't paid out good money for it.) I am now trying to get my laptop back up and running with Vista. I left the Vista recovery drive in place thinking I could recover from it, but when I click on the F11 key as instructed, it brings up text GRUB LOADING, error: unknown file system. Is there any other way to get the Vista recovery drive to restore my system, or am I now stuck with Ubuntu?

    I initially went to Ubuntu because Vista wouldn't boot and I was tired of messing with it. However, I can't use some of my games on it and other programs seem to run rather sluggish with Wine, so I decided to just suffer with Vista. Oops!

    If worse comes to worse, I can also install XP, if that would do any good.

    Thanks for any help.
    Peg
     
  2. huggie54

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    try booting from XP disc
     
  3. MPeg3

    MPeg3 Thread Starter

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    For some reason, my XP CD gives me the blue screen of death.
     
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