How to use the boot disk Windows VistaEnversiones previous Windows, a boot disk (sometimes called a startup disk) was a floppy disk or compact disc (CD) that contained Windows startup files. If those same files on your hard disk prove damaged, you could use the boot disk to start the operating system.
Windows Vista installation disc contains the files necessary to start it.
To use Startup Repair
If you have a Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disk. If the computer is not configured to boot from a CD or DVD, see the documentation that came with your computer. Restart the PC. Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart. Choose your language settings and then click Next. Then Repair your computer. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next. In the Options menu system recovery, click Startup Repair. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options:
Remove all floppy disks, CDs and DVDs from your computer and then restart it. Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button and then click Restart. Do one of the following:
If your computer has a single operating system installed, hold down the F8 key while the computer restarts, before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you must try again. If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold the F8 key. In the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press ENTER. Select a keyboard layout and then click Next.
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