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Has my mate just knackered her laptop??

Kellie + Paisley Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
she had to install windows vista on her laptop and she formattted the hard- drive didn't know it would delete it ) and now laptop has restarted it says disc read error
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
If she formatted the partition / drive and proceeded to install Vista then data loss is inevitable, it won't break the laptop though (beyond repair).
#2
il take it off her hands :)
1 Like #3
Yep ! She has lost everything on it .....but it's not broken .....if she was trying to install Vista from CD then she'll need to change the BIOS to Boot from CD to continue the install process.. ! :thumbsup:
1 Like #4
So she wants to recover files from the drive before she installs Vista ?? or she just wants to know how to install the Vista ??

K
1 Like #5
Just re-install vista.
Any info on the Hard drive is gone. :-(
The laptop is definitely not broken.
#6
kevingattaca2
So she wants to recover files from the drive before she installs Vista ?? or she just wants to know how to install the Vista
K


just how to install it, but when she turns laptop on it comes up with disk error

Mecoconuts
Yep ! She has lost everything on it .....but it's not broken .....if she was trying to install Vista from CD then she'll need to change the BIOS to Boot from CD to continue the install process.. ! :thumbsup:


is it f9 to get into bios?
#7
abomination
If she formatted the partition / drive and proceeded to install Vista then data loss is inevitable, it won't break the laptop though (beyond repair).


she formatted it but didn't proceed to install vista
#8
Kellie + Paisley
she formatted it but didn't proceed to install vista


you can only format/partition using vista install disk.
put the disk back in the drive and restart the lappy.
Bios usually f2 or del key during boot.
banned#9
1- swith on laptop
2- insert vista disc
3- switch off and on again- keep pressing key "r"

now just follow the on screen instructions

get back if more info required
#10
bargain surfer
you can only format/partition using vista install disk.
put the disk back in the drive and restart the lappy.
Bios usually f2 or del key during boot.


f2 isn't working but f10 came up with computer setup ?
#11
ROKO
1- swith on laptop
2- insert vista disc
3- switch off and on again- keep pressing key "r"

now just follow the on screen instructions

get back if more info required


it just comes up with disk read error
banned#12
bios- either "del" key or f2
#13
ROKO
bios- either "del" key or f2


done them but just comes up with disk read error, f10 brings up computer setup though?
banned#14
Kellie + Paisley
done them but just comes up with disk read error, f10 brings up computer setup though?




whats make/nodel of laptop

and what options it gives u under computer setup
#15
it gives - file, security, diagnostics, system configuration
1 Like #16
tapping f12 or f8 can also allow to boot from dvd or cd. tap them as soon as laptop starts
F2 generally only enters bios not to boot from disc. Thats in my experience anyway.
tapping F12 should bring you to a 'one time boot menu'
banned#17
Kellie + Paisley
it gives - file, security, diagnostics, system configuration


go into system config- what does it say now? anything about bootable devices?
#18
ROKO
go into system config- what does it say now? anything about bootable devices?


its got boot options, device configurations, built in device options, port options
banned#19
Kellie + Paisley
its got boot options, device configurations, built in device options, port options


good ..... your now getting there

boot options- make cd/dvd drive the first on the list
#20
ROKO
good ..... your now getting there

boot options- make cd/dvd drive the first on the list


it don't have cd/dvd on there . Boot order

optical disk drive
usb cd - rom
usb floppy
usb superdisk
notebook hard rrive
usb hard drive
network controller
banned#21
Kellie + Paisley
it don't have cd/dvd on there . Boot order

optical disk drive
usb cd - rom
usb floppy
usb superdisk
notebook hard rrive
usb hard drive
network controller





"optical disc drive" is your cd drive
#22
ROKO
"optical disc drive" is your cd drive


oh ok lol.. made that my first now should I save changes and restart?
banned#23
Kellie + Paisley
oh ok lol.. made that my first now should I save changes and restart?




yes- once restarted with cd in drive remember to keep pressing "r" on startup- now what u see?
#24
ROKO
yes- once restarted with cd in drive remember to keep pressing "r" on startup- now what u see?


disk read error occurred , press ctrl + alt + del to restart :roll:
banned 1 Like #25
Kellie + Paisley
disk read error occurred , press ctrl + alt + del to restart :roll:




ok- need more info on the cd

what does it say on the cd?
#26
ROKO
ok- need more info on the cd

what does it say on the cd?


I know have it up , she had the driver recovery disc in there :w00t::oops:
banned#27
restart laptop without cd- do u get same error?
#28
ROKO
restart laptop without cd- do u get same error?


yeah saying disk read error
banned#29
looks like its still not reading the cd.......

insert cd and restart laptop and press f12 on startup- what happens?
#30
ROKO
looks like its still not reading the cd.......

insert cd and restart laptop and press f12 on startup- what happens?


I now have the install windows up, she had the wrong disc in there:oops:
banned#31
Kellie + Paisley
I now have the install windows up, she had the wrong disc in there:oops:




ok its a blondde day!

keep pressing "r" on startup and hopefully it should start the recovery
#32
ROKO
ok its a blondde day!

keep pressing "r" on startup and hopefully it should start the recovery


I now have windows box up saying install etc
banned#33
Kellie + Paisley
I now have windows box up saying install etc



press instal......

so u should be sorted now

pm me if u get stuck
#34
ROKO
press instal......

so u should be sorted now

pm me if u get stuck


when she trys to save it to hard drive it says installing but doesn't do anything and then comes up with "windows setup could not reinitialize the deployment engine, to install windows restart the installation "
banned#35
f8 usual to boot menu then select dvd drive
#36
Kellie + Paisley
when she trys to save it to hard drive it says installing but doesn't do anything and then comes up with "windows setup could not reinitialize the deployment engine, to install windows restart the installation "


Did the Laptop originally come with Vista installed ? or was it Windows XP ?

Just that some hards drives are not Vista compatible..... ! :?

http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2470832&SiteID=17

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