Your statement tells me that you don't have a bootable Vista DVD. Later you claim that it did boot but your post is frankly a mess.
You are also mixing in something about a netbook which folk have been complaining there is no optical drive but when it comes to restoring the OS, you do need one unless you are lucky enough to know how to create USB media.
After all this I can't tell where this .ISO came from and if you created a bootable DVD that works elsewhere.
Dell does offer such a download at http://forums.cnet.com/7726-13974_102-5325452.html?tag=posts;msg5325452 but unless you are well seasoned I find most folk can't create a proper bootable Vista DVD. Again, there is no such thing as booting from a Vista ISO DVD.
"I have an Inspiron (Dell), 1545. At first it would not boot at all, kept getting error message "missing or corrupt MpFilter.sys, reinstall windows. My good computer (netbook), has no optical drive. So I created a bootable USB, and put a windows Vista ISO on it. It booted, put I still cant do anything, when I get to the part where I hit F8, and I have all the safe mode options, the "repair computer" option is not there. So I said "Uncle", contacted Dell, and they sent me the recovery installation disks. So I figured I am home free. I told the computer to boot off the DVD and it tells me it cant find any bootable media. I want to restore the computer to the original factory configuration. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks."Computer then says no bootable media found, F1 to retry, F2 to setup, I have hit every key possible during every stage of the process. I also did the battery removal and power button thing, no change. Whenever I do get
F8 to work, "repair the computer" is never an option
taking the battery out and holding the power key, that resets the BIOS?
Before we received the disks from Dell, I made a bootable USB (my netbook does not have an optical drive), with a Vista iso, and windows recovery. That works, but when I run that it tells me no back_up can be found, and when I tell it to do the original restore, it tells me to
Find the directory where the drivers are located. Can't find them on the HD, or on the backup partition of the HD. I even copied the restore disk to a USB..didn't work...oh, I ran the memory test, the only thing it really let's me do. It seems to do a quick check of the HD and the optical drive, no errors, but could there be something wrong with the optical drive, and that's why the disk won't boot?