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Configure language and location options in Vista Setup At this screen you should configure the Language to install, Time and currency format, and Keyboard or input method options so that I was very fruastrated at this point, since the screen was black and the machine was doing who knows what under the hood. It was a custom model with the following specs:Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB RAM @ 800 mhz512 NVIDIA 8600 GeForce Go100 GB Hard drive (SATA I think) @ 7200 RPMWindows If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). http://upxpress.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-boot-help.php

Otherwise is there anything I can do in the meantime? Windows Starts and Blue Screens or Freezes If Windows crashes or blue-screens on you every time it boots, you may be facing a hardware or software problem. Step 3: Check for Specific Error Messages Dell has information on some specific error messages at startup. I thought it would be a good idea to install the update regardless of whether it would actually impact the game, so I did. http://www.dell.com/support/Article/SLN128762/en

No offense, but that was a confusing post, Bob. But since I am on my laptop 24/7 practically, and my business is internet based, it was going to cost me way too much to get a rush job done. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Windows Vista comes with a diagnostic tool that allows you to check the memory installed in your computer for errors. Real time Clock Error Windows should still be able to be opened by pressing F2 after this message, but the time and date will be incorrect and should be reset.

File is missing For all file missing errors that cause startup problems use the section Standard steps to resolve most startup problems when a hard drive is detected. by LovedBySLUGO / March 16, 2009 2:28 AM PDT In reply to: Follow up on post # 13, and addressing deletings of posts Hello! A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. My laptop has that handy wi-fi disconnect switch that makes that easy to do...I simply turn it to OFF, close my desktop widgets, then reboot.As it turned out, one of my

Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2010 10:53 PM PDT In reply to: still it's windows issue - happens only after update I took one of these laptops with a bum In this case, you may want to insert Windows installation or recovery media and run the Startup Repair operation. Vista shut down and the screen went black, with the power light on my laptop remaining on. my site Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA3015 hp-online-communities-portlet Actions ${title} Loading...

So I corrected the errors and then defragged the registry for good measure. Click Next and then click Finish. If you power the computer on and you see a Dell logo screen with a bar at the bottom, and that bar fills up completely and disappears, then your computer has Restore using System Restore You should click on the Cancel button at this prompt because there is a better System Restore option that can be used from the advanced tools

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  • If the startup problem still exists, continue to the next section.
  • Loaded the bios screen, but pressing F2, F12 or letting it go further just made a black screen appear with a flashing cursor.I unplugged my printer & presto, it started up.
  • When the Startup Repair tool starts, it will scan your Vista installation for any problems.
  • Hoping that all application that is still loaded in the memory will dissipate and then I can reboot again.
  • If the recovery environment won't load or doesn't see your hard drive, you likely have a hardware problem.
  • Woke up at 6:45am to find the same BLACK SCREEN!!!Switched it off, brought it into work, and stuck the 'Vista Recovery Disk' in (Torrent download - http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/ & my own uploaded
  • Nothing changed, except the fact that the machine's disc drive spun when I put in the disc.

Ecobee3 vs. by faelnar / October 11, 2008 1:44 PM PDT In reply to: Vista Won't Boot (Black Screen) After Bad Windows Update I have an expensive Toshiba R500 that last week just Before doing that, I tried the system restore option from the boot menu and it worked fine. I had to pull a stick of ram out to get it to work again.

Installed Webroot Spy Sweeper and Trend Micro Internet Security. 3. this contact form It's taking me twice as long to do my online work as it used to when I had XP SP3 and IE 7.I do recommend that you sever your internet connection My motherboard and video card have BOTH been replaced TWICE in 1 week. Windows Vista Memory Diagnostic Tool Pg 8.

HP Customer Support Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA30U7 hp-contact-secondary-navigation-portlet Actions ${title} Loading... I held down the power button and it turned off obediently. I am very lucky I have a back-up laptop, although I fear it, too, will enter the Black Screen of Death Zone, eventually. have a peek here Is there anything I can do to get my machine up and running?

The battery for back up has most likely run out of power. In safe mode, Windows won't load typical hardware drivers or any software that starts automatically at startup. Hope this is helpful to you.

MY system has been formatted 3 time in 1 weeek because of this issue.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Worth a try - it worked for me by arcsolo / June 4, 2008 1:55 AM PDT In reply to: VISTA WON'T BOOT Smart Failure (or similar) Also may display as Smart failure Imminent, S.M.A.R.T. Remove and replace the CMOS battery and then correct the time to prevent this error from occurring. I'll share where and what I've done to get out of the jam.

Skip to step 8. All is not lost, PCSTATS has complied a quick five-point checklist to put you in the right direction to total Vista Crash Recovery. I plugged it back into an outlet and fired it up. Check This Out Your computer will start and you should see your BIOS listing your hardware and other information.

You think this update kills machines? Hardware Troubleshooting Checklist If something has gone wrong with your PC one of the following has likely happened; you don't see anything displayed on the monitor when it's powered up, it by mango1969 / August 17, 2008 11:07 PM PDT In reply to: Worth a try - it worked for me I'm having this problem too!I did the Vista update last week, I held the power button down again and shut the machine off, and then attempted to turn it on again.

In my experience, these laptops with preloaded software are very finicky and any changes (addition or removal of software) could result in bizarre behavior.Regards Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse Even moreso certain models. Enter the product key from the side panel of the computer. Reconnect the power cord and turn on the computer.

HP Customer Support Support Home Products Software and Drivers Forums Contact Support Search Select your Model Let HP find my products Identify now HP can identify most HP products and recommend But the IE 7 freeze-up and the blackscreen issues still continue.Bob had insisted that I needed to remove my USB flash stick, as it was the cause of the problem. Yes No Send us feedback Feedback shows invalid character, not accepted special characters are <> () \ Send Feedback Sorry, our feedback system is currently down. That's when all of his posts and my last one disappeared.As it turns out, I never did get my issues with my laptop resolved.

I held the button down for at least 3 minutes (like actual minutes) and it still kept running. Windows Vista System Restore Guide System Restore is a system recovery feature of Windows that creates snapshots, or restore points, of the state of your computer at various intervals or before It may or may not help but let's hear how you are solving it.Here? Windows Vista appears to be at least as resilient and stable as Windows XP in operation, yet it's still quite vulnerable to a variety of errors which can leave the operating

They didn't give proper configuration information to the manufacturers to begin with.So, even though my laptop was brand new and never used, it was made and configured in 2007...the year Vista