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If you've got the disk out, you should be able to add it to another pc and run scandisk on it. Regards, Jon. 03-26-2010, 06:59 AM #11 cossie Registered Member Join Date: Jul 2007 Posts: 328 OS: windows 7 Quote: Originally Posted by jonf Hi, It could be the When I pressed the power button again, the machine sounded like it fired up. All pics are backed up on an external drive also. Source

Tested it numerous times, and found out it was a defective 500 GB hard drive that I had just installed. More often than not, after I leave the BIOS screen it usually just goes to a black screen with a flashing cursor. When I click on start normally, it runs through the startup and then goes back to this screen. I ran it again and it went thru with no trouble. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/vista-wont-boot-system-restorestartup-repair-cant/c8cb59f1-c3d0-4924-a92c-23c4dabd259f?page=3

So why be upset? ...See how silly that sounds, Bob?Just an observation. Burn a bootable CD with it. That's all I can contribute so far - now let's see if I can actually post this!

I've tried safe mode, (and all of the items you can pick from) and it goes to this screen also. Regards, Jon. This time it reported used space of 34.8 GB and fragmentation of 9%, so I appeared to have lost about 49 gigs of used space!! Regards, Jon.

Clicking on either one brings it back to the windows error recovery screen. And they showed me some craked or dent near the screw below. 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. So, I did do that, and the reboot went normally at first.

If there is, you probably don't want to damage that! Try either of the following methods: 1) Click on the 'Format' option and follow the on-screen instructions. I've just taken the Cyberpower PC that I mentioned earlier back to my client. For extra memory, which this model seems to need, I am using a 32 GB USB flash drive...where I had backed up all my previous files from my last laptop which

  • The computer won't boot up at all.
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  • And reformat the disk (make sure you hit the right one!).
  • Any ideas on how to get to a command prompt another way?
  • I can't get to a command prompt and nothing I've tried will work.
  • I checked my video drivers using the automated search feature, and found out that my drivers were up to date.
  • And the pc worked afterwards.
  • I get Personal Computer World magazine, and the free CD includes some great software - they've given away Acronis True Image and Paragon Disk Backup - full working copies - that
  • I just wasn't sure how it was going to work as far as getting my programs back that I've bought for it, like Microsoft Office.
  • Post back here if you're still having problems.

That value seems to increment on every occurrence, so maybe it is date related? http://www.techist.com/forums/f9/windows-vista-wont-load-kernel-missing-urgent-advice-needed-240360/ In the following article, we help users operating different variants of the Windows OS to use the Scandisk Command with ease. ... I read on some discussion that I have to remove all the USB device installed I did remove it but I think there is still one left a very tiny USB The fans started spinning the power light came on and the I was hearing all the buzzes and whirls you'd expect.

BSOD crashes Windows 10 satrow - 5,000 Posts Possible Infections SSL/TLS for this website » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118> 10.0.0.2> Trusteer Endpoint Protection All this contact form The problem is I can't get past the error screen to figure it out. Load and update windows, add firefox and your favourite anti-virus software (do this early so that you can download the updates etc.), and any other often used or critical software. 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.

After doing so when I restarted it I have a black screen with a cursor only on it. but i found this post and to know parts have been replaced i know they are wrong. If you click on the partition you want to get rid of (i.e. have a peek here I turned it on and off and now I'm getting a "Windows Error Recovery" screen.

Regards, Jon. 03-26-2010, 06:07 AM #9 cossie Registered Member Join Date: Jul 2007 Posts: 328 OS: windows 7 hey jon i have gone into disc manager and then by mikeyb61 / May 6, 2010 9:47 AM PDT In reply to: Black Screen Vista!!! I am not convinced I presume that the connection of the LCD to the mother board is the culprit it went loose that is how they quickly fixed it.

Posts: 291 OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit My System Quote: Originally Posted by cossie jon there is no format option nor delete option, i only have create, increase, copy, and recover

More > How to Fix Noisy Fan on Computer For the ones who are looking for solutions for their Fan Noise Too Loud issue while using Windows 10, this article offers After some research I removed the hard drive, put the windows installation disk in the computer and restarted. Do a boot sector recovery The partition boot sector is a small section of the hard disk partition that contains information about the operating system's file system (NTFS or FAT32), as I purchased a copy of Bioshock and installed it on my machine, which seemed to go without a hitch (after I finally resolved an issue with not being able to connect

I'm trying to remember how the real ones work. Only thing is now, Vista can't see a hard drive AT ALL! The new google option to show recent results only looks useful - I'm going to keep looking for a clue as to what is causing this problem, but take heed - http://upxpress.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-would-not-start-help.php Ad choices Follow Tom’s guide Subscribe to our newsletter Sign up add to twitter add to facebook ajouter un flux RSS Tech Support Forum Security Center Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help General Computer Security

A quick Google search has turned up a couple of decent looking sites you can sift through: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article/2007/04/16/top_12_vista_tweaks http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6153509.html Also if you want a more advanced version of the Windows Task In which case right-click on the Desktop area and select 'Personalise', then choose 'Display Settings' and adjust accordingly. Started causing memory dumps and hanging the system yesterday.Got to a point where it kept doing it as I tried to troubleshoot it.Used system restore to return to date prior to 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).

Thanks in advance. Forum Liquid spilled on laptop. I have the exact same issue as all of you. Once the OS has been wiped from the D drive it should hopefully revert back to its previous working state (i.e.

m 0 l Can't find your answer ? It was strange as they where not explaining it clear to me to I went out and baffled about how it was broken but hey it's fixed now.So I suggest check I had to pull a stick of ram out to get it to work again. If you do get a re-format option, always choose the "full" option as opposed to "quick".

Steve Back to top #6 Tykrasze Tykrasze Members 1 posts OFFLINE Local time:03:23 AM Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:29 AM I am having the same problems as the first Can this be a problem on the memory too? I simply assumed that some of my video drivers, DirectX 10, or a Vista component was out of date. Out of frustration, I decided to try another browser, Google Chrome.

It had originally reported Used Space of 83.2 GB, Free Space of 205.2 GB with Total Space of 288.4GB with fragmentation at 57%. I did upgrade my UniBlue Registry Booster to the 2009 version, which helps. This can sometimes succeed where the Windows Disk Management fails. I did Diagnostics everything passed nothing ERROR or PROBLEM at all machine is running normal.

I was playing an online game and thought that maybe I would need a new version of directX. Two days later I went back to make a partition image, and as I shut down the PC, it announced that it was installing new updates - and I was back