Presario desktop windows vista, shuts down unexpectedly
In addition to shutting down, I had been unable to create recovery cd's. With recovery cd's purchased from hp, I ran recovery cd's. Updates would not install, many error messages. Service Pack 1 will not install. Still shuts down randomly, Blue screen then shuts down. I am currently waiting delivery of full version of windows vista. It will not have sp1 installed so I feel I will back to square one, updates unable to install
Windows Vista will not install on old computers. If this is your case try installing Windows XP, If this does not work you might want to try Linux (Ubuntu). which will run on almost any old computer with full capabilities. It is free and you can download it from http://www.ubuntu.com/
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What your saying is you removed your Recovery Partition? Have you tried a Full Factory Recovery? Remove ALL media DVD, CD, USB, etc. Shut down, unplug, remove battery, plug in , Power on the laptop. Immediately tap the "Alt" and "F10" keys, repeatedly.
In this case the good solution would be to reinstall the operating system using a CD/DVD with windows, and to format all local disks. Or, buy a HDD DOC-station, and scan your HDD on an other computer using the antivirus, then delete all infected files. Even your original system would work.
Do you have created the password reset disk ? If you do, you can sign into safe mode and recover the password. If you don’t have the windows password recovery disk. you have to take use of the third part utility, you can download it from http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com and the website will show how to recover windows password.
Get windows 7, or downgrade to xp. lol kidding. During the start up, i beleve its either f11 or f12 press them it should bring you to a boot screen. follow option. or you can use the compaqs built in recovery system. reinstall your system. vista has a option to save its old files for transfer.
Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change
the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.
Check your system documentation for steps to access the
BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen,
you will see the options below
This portion of the
Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
to start the Windows Setup.
To Repair Install, press ENTER
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do not choose "To
repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, pressR", (you
Do Not want to load Recovery Console).
do not choose "To
repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R
to start the repair. If Repair is not one
of the options, END setup. After the reboot read
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and
reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message
appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install,
but your applications and settings will remain intact.take care god bless
Sometimes, Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit will not allow to create a restore point as it is self scheduled to create its own restore system restore points.
To over-come this: turn the system off, press the on button and keep pressing the F8 button to get into Safe Mode. Once you are in Safe Mode, go to the System Restore and then create a Restore Point. Once you have done this, shut down and restart the system, you will then see your restore point that you have created.