Originally Posted by norrisninja
I booted from the Windows disk and click repair your computer, but it has come up with a box saying that "this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using the recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows." Also how do i get a DOS prompt up whilst on the CD?
I see that the problem has been resolved, but I wanted to answer the question highlighted above. Normally, after detecting a compatible OS, the System Recovery Options dialog appears, and you can open a command prompt by clicking the Command Prompt option. However, if no supported OS is detected, you will get the message that you saw. In that scenario, tick the "Restore your computer using a system image you created earlier" option, and click [Next]. It will then ask you where the backup image is located. Click [Cancel], and voila, the System Recovery Options dialog will appear, and you can click the Command Prompt option from there.
Another pro-tip: You can get a graphical file explorer interface from the recovery environment by entering "regedit" at the command prompt, and then clicking "File\Export". You will get a regular Windows Open/Save dialog, which you can use to browse files/folders on the computer.
Edited by Techie007 - 4/12/14 at 1:56pm