I have a computer that I need to repair and would like to recover to factory default using the built in hidden recovery partition. However, somebody else already worked on this and changed the boot sector so that "Repair your Computer" is not an option when using the "F8" windows startup menu. If the "repair your computer" option were available I would be able to select "recovery manager" as per this link:
The recovery partition itself is intact and can be viewed if the drive is slaved to another computer.
I need to know how to repair the boot sector so that I can get the "repair your computer" option back.
I do not have any recovery media from Gateway and the option to create the media is no longer available because the previous person just installed Vista 32bit over the original Vista 64bit installation, which is also what wiped out the boot sector.
So, is it possible to repair, recreate or do anything to get what I want?
Thank you in advance for looking at this request.