I am having problems booting up Vista on my laptop. I used the power switch when my laptop froze (after trying 'shut down') the other day.
When it boots, it says 'Press F11 for Emergency Recovery' for about 3 seconds. I have not tried this as 'restoring to original factory condition' sounds like it will wipe all my files, but more information on that would be appreciated.
It then automatically starts 'Startup Repair'. It then says it 'cannot repair this computer automatically.
I have tried:
Startup Repair - as above, it cannot repair automatically
System restore - 'No restore points have been created on your computer's system disk'
Windows Complete PC Restore - 'No valid backup locations could be found'
Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
Command Prompt - No idea what to type in
As for the F8 menu, I have tried:
Repair Your Computer
Safe Mode - which just launches 'Startup Repair',
Start Windows Normally - Again, Startup Repair
But nothing else at this point.
Thanks in advance, I will check this post regularly.