I had to replace motherboard on a Acer and am unable to repair with the traditional prompts. Do not have Vista CD. Is their a copy created at install time and can I run from command entry?

Was/is the Vista an OEM license?

How long is a piece of string?

Please post back with a detailed statement about your machine and OS...

issue: pc struck by lightening, pc would not boot
spec: Acer Veritron, 4G, 2Core Intel, 500G Drive,
operating system is a OEM version of Visa
solution: replaced motherboard and power supply
reused 4G memory and Processor on the motherboard
motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L
after: pc rebooted but never completely, keeps looping throug the recovery cycle

How long is a piece of string?

time to hang that one on a hook!

Do a HDD surface test. Place the hhd to another pc and do there the surface test. Or you can download a liveCD and do it from it.

There is also a Vista Recovery DVD made by MS (free) to repair such problems. You should try to use it.

Anyway try to describe (photo) of where it is stuck or doing loophole.

issue: pc struck by lightening, pc would not boot
spec: Acer Veritron, 4G, 2Core Intel, 500G Drive,
operating system is a OEM version of Visa
solution: replaced motherboard and power supply
reused 4G memory and Processor on the motherboard
motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L
after: pc rebooted but never completely, keeps looping throug the recovery cycle