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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
he turns his laptop on and it comes up with windows failed to start.A recent hardware or software change may of caused this.click both options given to me and laptop just has blank screen. can anyone help please :)
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Sounds to me like the Hard Drive is playing up but

how old is the laptop and what OS does he use?
#2
its less than a year old and its running vista its the same laptop as mine.
#3
csamual
its less than a year old and its running vista its the same laptop as mine.


OK there is a very good recovery console in Windows Vista which would help solve the problem.

Obviously though without being able to get into Vista it's not much good.

First has he actually made any hardware changes to the laptop recently?

If he hasn't and you really can't solve the problem there is the option of creating a Vista Live CD (See Here), he would have to borrow your laptop to create it but from there his Vista will automatically search for and correct any errors as well as giving him the option of a system restore

First though he should try a few restarts, windows is funny sometimes and 5 or 6 restarts is all it needs
#4
ok cheers m8 ill give it a try
#5
Can you boot up in safe mode? If so then do a system recovery to an earlier date.

Try taking out the HDD and put it back in, may have become loose, make sure you've been earthed first.
#6
Once it's going, upgrade to XP
#7
once i press safe mode nothin arrrrrrhhh going to try and find the reboot disc
banned#8
Vista has an in built recovery mode.

What you do is restart or boot up your laptop... press F8 Continually until a screen comes up...

Highlight "Repair Computer"

Select language (English)

then you have a number of options

you can do a system restore..

System Repair... <
or a complete Destructive Re Install... meaning your laptop will be in the state you bought it in... Any files you had will be wiped out.

Best of luck
#9
csamual;2659713
its less than a year old and its running vista its the same laptop as mine.

swap hard drives over to see if the hard drives work in the other computer and vice versa
its only a 2 minute job
its no a gateway by any chance is it

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