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Doing siytem restore,and have no operating system.Vista home premium model no s 3460 sofware build 82APv3PrA1.Im under warranty what can i do?.In the start of system restore computer stopped,message reeds no O S.

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  • Igorot May 11, 2010

    Bro can you tell me how many Hard Drives you have? If you have 2, kindly set your hard disk priority to the hard drive that has the OS was installed. You can determine this by checking if it's C: or by opening your Systems unit and checking what cable is attached to IDE 1 or SATA 1. If you see that the cable is attached to a hard drive then that is automatically your HDD that contains your OS. Go back to your CMOS and set it to that HDD. Save your settings by pressing F10 then let it boot. Ifyou are able to enter your windows then you are OK. Reboot your computer but before the windows comes out, continuesly click F8 then go to safe mode. If you are in safe mode, then you can choose to system restore to the date of your choosing. I have a suspicion that your computer was infected with a virus called autorun.inf. I hope i was of help.... good luck bro ... Good Day !!!


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Starting the recovery from power up If Windows Vista cannot open and if the Recovery partition on the hard disk drive is functioning properly, you can perform a System Recovery by performing the following procedure:

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Do one of the following actions depending on how Windows Vista was installed:
    • If Windows Vista came pre-installed on your computer, press the F11 key repeatedly when the first screen opens (the logo screen), until Recovery Manager program opens on the screen.
    • If your computer was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows Vista, press the F10 key repeatedly when the first screen opens (the logo screen) until Recovery Manager program opens on the screen.
    If Recovery Manager does not open, a set of recovery discs is needed to perform a System Recovery. Follow the instructions listed in Starting the recovery from recovery discs .
  5. Click Next .
  6. On the screen that prompts for Microsoft System Restore select No , and then click Next .
  7. The Recovery Manager gives you the option of backing up your data files. Backing up your files is recommended. To back up your files select Yes , and then click Next . Follow the onscreen instructions. If you do not want to backup your files, select No , and then click Next .
  8. After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. Then, turn off the computer, reconnect all peripheral devices, and turn on the computer.
  9. Before using the computer, update and protect it by reinstalling any virus and security software that was installed before the System Recovery.
  10. Reinstall any software applications that were added after puchasing the computer, and replace any files that were backed up.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader Nov 06, 2008

    Starting the recovery from recovery discs
    Use the following steps to recover the computer from a set of recovery discs (either CDs or DVDs):



    1. If the computer is on, insert the recovery disc labeled #1.

    2. Turn off the computer.

    3. Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.

    4. Turn on the computer. The computer opens the Recovery Manager program.




    5. By default the Recovery Manager will be set to run a System Recovery from the inserted recovery disc. Click Next .

    6. On the screen that prompts for Microsoft System Restore select No , and then click Next .

    7. The Recovery Manager gives you the option of backing up your data files. Backing up your files is recommended. To back up files, select Yes , and then click Next . Follow the onscreen instructions.
      If you do not want to backup your files, select No , and then click Next .

    8. After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. Then, turn off the computer, reconnect all peripheral devices, and turn on the computer.

    9. Before using the computer, update and protect your computer. Reinstall any virus and security software that was installed before the System Recovery.

    10. Reinstall any software applications that were after puchasing the computer, and any files that were backed up.




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