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I did a system restore of my compaq running vista and now the computer wont boot up, what happened

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There may be some problems with the windows restore files
try out this one
switch on the laptop while booting ie when you see the compaq logo on screen press 'F8' key , now you will get a DOS screen and select the "last known Good Configuration mode" Now it should work

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Hi Mhaifley70,
I think your computer has been affected by some critical virus.Most of the people are facing the problem.I am giving you two links from where you can recover the vista.Now you should have a vista DVD.Please,you will restart the computer to boot from VISTA DVD. If you will not able to boot from DVD please restart again, and hit the F1/F2/F10?Del for enter BIOS,and change the boot sequence .The 1st boot will be DVD/CD and 2nd boot will be HDD. Please you will follow the bellow the two instructions.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html


The automatic repair process can take quite a while. So please be patient as Vista attempts to find and repair any problems on your computer.
During this process you may also be presented with a dialog box asking if you would like to restore your computer using System Restore. You should click on the Cancel button at this prompt because there is a better System Restore option that can be used from the advanced tools list which we will cover later. For now, just click on the Cancel button and continue with the Startup Repair process.

Hope it will help you.

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You can try to do a system restore using the system recovery.

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Your boot menu for Windows is corrupt. Try to boot from the windows installation disc and make sure to key any key when told to boot off the disc. Once the windows files load, you will have a choice of what to do next. If you have XP, choose the repair option and you will be faced with a black DOS screen...after the blinking cursor type

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Method 1: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore
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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
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5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.
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8. Click Finish to restore the system.

Method 2: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
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6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
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Did u format HDD in installing Vista? If not, it means the system had dual boot, and XP boot file was missed. u have to fix the boot file to support dual boot completely.

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