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I can't do system restore since I don't have the restore point. When I click on "auto repair" it hangs up after about 1 minute then when I restart, nothing is happening.
You can boot up by Hiren's boot cd (live) and startup without mini xp (not mini xp) and choose hard disk tools and choose hdd regeneretor. it will help your hard disk to repair. (Find hiren's boot cd @ hiren.info)
Posted on Nov 03, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
formattt that hard drive sound like bad secters in hd run xp dish cheak chdisk u know to fix those bad secters on hd froma bug or sumthign best best u have orginal xp cd not recovery dish operting system disk boot into that del partions make new one then formatt it then install xp fresh update it so on ok
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
I am assuming you are trying to reinstall Vista. Apparently, HP's recovery partition is less than perfect and the recovery disc you created is probably worthless. (and you can NOT make another one, they only let you make one!) You are not the only person to have this issue.
Here are some things you can try:
1) Borrow an OEM version of Vista from someone...anyone. It sounds like you are proficient with PC's and maybe you know someone who works in IT. Use your product key (25 digit key code) and you should be able to reinstall.
2) if you like Vista, buy yourself an OEM version. It will not have all the factory (HP, Dell, Acer, whatever) BS on it. It will positively work because your hardware if fine.
3) Put XP on it. Personally, I think Vista is a mess. Microsoft is working on "OS7" and soon Vista will be like "Millennium".
Sorry it's not an easy fix, but glad your hard drive and memory show no errors.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
SOURCE: Startup Repair Problem
Ok, as you have probably guessed, the hard drive is failing. It
probably has some bad sectors. The solution is to replace the hard
drive and re-install the OS and all of your applications. Then there is the question of data recovery on the current drive. Do you have access to a computer with internet and a CD burner? If you do, you can go to http://www.puppylinux.org/downloads/official-releases and download ver. 4.2. This will be an iso download. Burn the iso image to a cd. Once that is done you will be able to boot the laptop with the CD. The puppy linux OS will be loaded into RAM. You will be able to access the hard drive and backup your data on a memory stick. Once that is done, replace the hard drive and start the installation process. If you have the recovery CD(s) from Dell, Windows will be redone just as it was when the laptop was new.
Good luck, and please let me know if I can be of any more assistance.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
insert a WinXP Cd in the CD rom drive and restart and let it boot from the disk, let it install the OS again...format the HD (u will lose all data there but ur machine will come back)
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
Got a backup?
If not, download a Linux Live CD. Boot your machine with it, save all your data to an external drive and then do a complete disk format and re-install. That will be quicker in the long run.
Not sure about that PC, but on Dell, for example, you hit CTRL-F10 (I think) at power-on and it gives you the option of reinstalling the OS from the recovery partition (wiping any unbacked-up data in the process).,,Gateway is probably similar.
The Boot/BCD issue means your 'Boot Configuration Data' is hosed.
Posted on Jun 07, 2011
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Jan 09, 2015 | Computers & Internet
There are a number of possible causes for BOOTMGR errors, including the most common "BOOTMGR is missing" error message.
The most common reasons for BOOTMGR errors include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors an outdated BIOS and damaged or loose IDE cables
Anothe reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boott from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from. In other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source.
This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.
make sure there are no disks in cd floppy usb drives
How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:
"This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to use to boot to the system recovery options if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your
Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer."
If you do not have access to either disc: Windows 7 - Repair Disc download
a) Insert the Windows 7 System Repair DVD or Installation DVD and reboot.
b) Select the correct keyboard input method and click 'Next'.
Note: If you are using the Windows7 Install DVD then at the 'Install Now' prompt (Do not pick the Install
Now option) instead choose the 'Repair your computer' option located in the lower left of the dispay.
c) The System Repair tool will search for a valid operating system and will report that "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options. Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer?"
d) Click 'Repair and restart' and reboot again to the Windows 7 System Repair environment.
e) Click 'Next' at the keyboard selection prompt and when the 'System Recovery Options' screen appears verify that the "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows" is selected.
Note that on your Dual Boot system there now should be only one operating system listed. Click the 'Next' button.
f) Now from the menu list select the 'Command Prompt' option.
g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:
bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)
h) Close the command prompt window and click the 'Startup Repair' option.
i) The repair process may take some time, so wait until the process completes at which point you will see two messages "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".
These messages are the result of the radical changes made by removing the other drive. Ignore the Send/Don't send options.
J) Close this message window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the Send/Don't send window. Next click on the 'View advanced options for system recovery and support' option and from the main menu once again click 'Startup Repair'.
This time the repair process may only that a few seconds and when prompted "Startup Repair could not detect a problem", click 'Finish' and run the 'Startup Repair' option one more time, click 'Finish', and then remove the System Repair DVD and click 'Restart'. Reboot the computer.
hope this helps
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