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  • Started 1 year ago by beckysbabe
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beckysbabe
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My desktop computer, has had many troubles on the last week, to the point where I tried to do a system restore, and it just kept bluescreening thru every try i tried to do, On one of the tries, it bluescreened right at the end of it trying to install windows, not allowing me to acces anything anymore, Whenever I try to power it on, I get a message which says, Boot failure, Please insert the disk, windows came pre-loaded on it, so I currently only own a pair of recovery CD's which seem to do nothing to it at all.

So being extremely desesperated after days of atempts, I bought Windows vista recovery CD From http://systemdiscs.com/ , And i tried to follow these instructions:

http://neosmart.net/wiki/displ.....m+the+DVD, not being able to make any work, I am in need of some help here.

Number one its out of the question as It won't let me into windows or inside nothing really, so skipping to number two and three with no luck whatsoever, I type the Comands that they provide me, after I insert the CD i created with the boot File, But they do not actually do anything, I admit I am a total computer nerd, I don't really know much about them, So I am not sure I am typing the comands properly how I am supposed to.

I type them exactly as the place shows me, Space where it shows a space, slash where it shows a slash, but nothing occurs, I googled a little bit, and found so many different ways people types them like, am I suposed to use a Specific way for this that I can't seem to figure out?

It doesn't actually do nothing, it just shows a blinking bar waiting for me to do something else? but what could that be?

Any help would be much apreciated = /.

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

I would recommend to use a Windows Vista or Windows 7 install disk to select "Repair my computer", select your windows installation, and run "Automatic startup repair". Here you can get an official Windows 7 install ISO (will repair Vista systems too), burn it to a DVD with ImgBurn or similar. http://forums.mydigitallife.in.....post470600

You can also use System Restore from here.
If automatic repair does not work tell me and I will tell you some more things you could try.

You can also backup all of your data with an Ubuntu Live CD, please see here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-computer/

You can download the Ubuntu Live CD from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . Select 12.04 (32-bit version), and then on the next page go to the bottom and select "Not now, take me to the download".

Posted 1 year ago
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beckysbabe
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First, many thanks for the quick reply, but I don't think I explained myself right, automatic repair does not work, because there is no windows installed, i think when the recovery CD failed, it whiped it from the system, So would i need to re-install vista from scratch? would one of your link work for that?
If it goes into recovery, it gets thru the first disk, but during the running of the second disk, it bluescreens ,not allowing me to do anything, i think the first disk, might have whiped windows, but it can't finish cuz disk two fails, What should i do?

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Look at the sticker with the product key that should be attached to your computer. It should indicate which version of Windows Vista you are running.

You can download the official Windows Vista setup files from here (instructions included): http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....28AskVG%29

Only Windows Vista Ultimate (x86 and x64) is available, and only in English, French and German (I would always recommend choosing English anyways, even if you speak German). To be able to install a non-Ultimate version, you will need to create a bootable USB instead of a DVD (link on how to do that in the same webpage). Once the Windows Vista Install USB is created, delete the two lines near the bottom of the \Sources\Inf\SETUP.CFG file in the USB. They look like this:

[DefaultImageSelection]
Value=VFWBB-HAJJV-G996G-QWGJY-2V7X9

More info about this: http://jimcofer.com/personal/?p=6119

If you have any doubts just ask.

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