If not, you should.. Try following the steps in the link below, remembering that a repair install can only be done with a DVD that contains the same service pack as you currently have on the computer.. For example, a Vista DVD which contains the original version of Vista can not be used to repair a Vista SP2 installation. If that's the case here, you'll need to create a slipstreamed version. :
Hope this helps.
I do have a DVD of Vista Ultimate 64 bit (the installed OS). I don't want to reinstall just yet, so I looked through the options on the disc to see if there was anything useful. I had heard that there was a way to repair an install using the disc, but I'm not able to find anything.
These are the screens I get in fact:
The first screen I see is this one: http://i.imgur.com/7DuA9ek.jpg - I can select my language but that's all I can do there.
The second screen is this one: http://i.imgur.com/QovQGo9.jpg - just a license agreement. Nothing special here.
The third one is this one: http://i.imgur.com/B1riCXK.jpg - asking me where I want to install Vista.
So... as someone in desperate need of the ability to simply repair an existing installation, where are the options to repair? I've searched top to bottom. Am I missing something. I could really use some help here.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.