Recovery Hidden partition 3000 N200 vista course


I have Lenovo N200 0769 3000 notebook PC series. I had Vista Bussiness that went into the hidden partition. After 6 months, I installed XP and, before that, I did the Vista recovery disc. Now I need to install Vista back but I have following problems.

1 recovery disks that I made do not work for some reason any.

2. I can't retrieve my hidden partition vista. OR I don't know how I can do it.

Can I please a tips what to do. How can I get back my Vista.

Thank you

Boot from your first drive you visited, when he asked for another disk, you must read the crefully at him, (he asks a disc that you can't create yourself), then click on 'no ', he said. It will then ask the first recovery, your second drive, insert it and I hope that everything will be fine.

Hope this helps

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