Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1: Windows
My new Toshiba laptop recently clunked out. First it said an optical or removable drive was faulty, then it says my system registry is either corrupt or missing. Plus I can't even reformat the Hard Drive. Is there a way I can get it running without losing all my data?
Try this first (I know your drive is "inaccessible"): Hopefully you have a Vista installation disk, if not download and burn this iso file with Img Burn or similar program:
Insert the disk in your drive even if you have to insert a paper clip into the little hole on the drive faceplate to open the drive bay door.
Try to boot into the Vista installation window. If you can do that, run the start up repair utility.
Please do not rate this post(s) until we have tried more solutions, as there are some other remedies, but try this one first.
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WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Check ram modules for dirt and dust as well as ram sockets for dust and debri then reseat the modules
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide
this will be the first to fail
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty
or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
Hope this helps
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