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My new windows vista laptop has gone wrong and it doest like it when i put a blank disk in it....and im tryin 2 install a program from a disk which is very important wont install, so i would like to know how to reboot the laptop 2 when i bourt it so i can install this program

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  • go to start right click on "my computer" down to ,and click on properties
  • go to hardware tab click on device manager button click on the + sign next to dvd\cd drives if a drive is present,right click on it and un-install it, if one is not present,
  • go to "actions" menu on top of the device manager box,and select "scan for hardware changes".
  • reboot, and windows should find it when it boot's up.
if not found,you have a warranty claim,talk to the people where you purchased it ,or the manufacturer.

good luck
Terry

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

  • terry Apr 01, 2008

    an after thought:

    make sure the program you are trying to install is compatible with Vista first.

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I need to repair vista operating system


Step 1:
The first thig to do is locate the serial key if its not located on your computer you can find in the registry. http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/magical-jelly-bean-keyfinder/3000-18487_4-10079600.html The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping.

Download the Windows Vista startup disk .ISO file. A .ISO file is a "disk image" file, meaning that it is a compressed archive of all the files that would normally be found on a CD contained in one simple file. Microsoft does not provide users with an official Windows Vista startup disk. Because of this, a number of services online provide their own for users free of charge. Download the .ISO (see Below) file to your computer's desktop. http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/ Put a blank DVD in your computer's DVD writer. Open your DVD burning program. As long as your program can burn .ISO files, you can use any software you'd like. Burn the .ISO file to a DVD by selecting the "File" menu, clicking on "Open" and locating the .ISO file from your hard drive. Next, click the "Burn" button in your DVD burning software and the files contained in the .ISO will be burned to the disk. Label your Windows Vista startup disk with a pen or marker and keep it in a place where you won't lose it. If your computer is damaged to the point where you would need a startup disk, you won't be able to use your computer to make one. It is very important that you do not lose this disk.

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Top 3 Windows Vista Password Recovery Measures


If you've forgotten password on Windows Vista and cannot log on your computer again, you need to perform Windows Vista password recovery to bypass your lost Windows Vista password. But the problem for you is that how can you recover the password and will it be difficult to perform Vista password recovery? Below is a step-by-step guidance for you to recover Windows Vista password with 3 different methods.

Method 1: Perform Windows Vista password recovery with password reset disk

Windows Vista allows you to create a password reset disk with a USB flash drive in a few seconds. It can help you reset Windows Vista password when you forget it. Just try to recover Windows Vista password as follows if you have a Vista password reset disk at hand.

1. Start your computer and get to the Windows Vista login screen.

2. Type a wrong password, and then Reset password link will appear on the Vista login screen.

3. Click Reset password to enter to Password Reset Wizard screen, and then click next.

4. Select the right disk if you have more than one password reset disk, click next.

5. Type in a new Vista password and password hint, click next.

6. Click Finish when you've successfully reset Windows Vista password.

Method 2: Perform Windows Vista password recovery on safe mode

In addition to reset Windows Vista password with password reset disk, you can also recover Windows Vista password on safe mode. And the presupposition is that you have can log on computer with another Windows Vista administrator account.

1. Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options.

2. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

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3. Enter safe mode with an available admin account. And a command prompt will appear.

4. Type net user in command prompt and press Enter. It will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista.

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5. Type net user Mike 123456 (Mike is the locked admin account's name and 123456 is the new password. This depends on the setting of your computer) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

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6. Type shutdown -r -t 00 and press Enter.

7. The computer will reboot automatically and then you can log on Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 3: Perform Windows Vista password recovery with Windows Login Recovery

Windows Login Recovery is efficient Windows password recovery software designed to recover Windows login passwords for any version of Windows, including Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, NT, 2008. It is not necessary for you to reinstall the system when you forgot or lost your Windows login password. But a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive and an available computer with optical drive is required before starting to perform Win Vista password recovery as below:

1. Download Windows Login Recovery and install it in any available computer.

2. Run the program and insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive into computer. You will see a default path of an ISO image file after running the application.

3. Select CD/DVD or USB drive to burn the ISO image file and click Burn.

4. After burning, insert the CD/DVD or USB drive to your locked computer.

5. Set the locked computer to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive. After setting BIOS to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive, the computer will restart automatically. And then you can recover Windows Vista password under DOS.

6. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path.

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7. All the user names will be displayed for you, and you can select one to remove its password by entering the ID of User Name. And then enter y to confirm your operation.

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8. After removing the selected password, you can enter y to continue to reset other passwords, or enter n to finish.

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9. After entering n to finish, eject the CD/DVD or USB drive and press any key to restart the computer. Now, you can log on your PC without password.

The above 3 methods can help you perform Windows Vista password recovery easily and safely. It is no need for you to worry if you forget Windows Vista password. Why not try this amazing Windows password recovery software to recover Windows Vista password instead of reinstalling computer?

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Just to recover a vista system from recovery DVDs would require at least two DVDs. Your files would be in addition to this so I would be very surprised if you have only a single disk containing both the operating system and all of your files.

A simple recovery disk would only be useful for restoring lost operating system files to a hard disk that had corrupted or deleted files. It would let you restore to a new blank disk.

If the disk only contains a backup of your data then you would need to first install an operating system (Vista or Windows 7) and then install the backup software you used to create the disk and then you could recover your data from the disk.

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2. unplug power cable
3. hold down power button for 3 seconds
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From their website


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Can QuickVerse 2007 run on Windows Vista?
Answer: Configure QuickVerse 2007 for Microsoft Vista Compatibility Mode
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http://www.quickverse.com/Shopfiles/Faq.asp?ID=QV2007WIN

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