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Restore comp(vista os) to diffrent hhd using norton ghost 14

Multitude of problems after restoring vista Ultimate first no boot Now no desktop wats next?

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    Thomas Christopher May 11, 2010

    Retry it again. Sometimes the files do not get installed correctly.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher May 11, 2010

    how did you restore it?

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If you used windows restore feature, then rest assured, that's not going to solve anything.

If you had to perform a restoration then you must've had a serious issue, more than likely, virus and spyware related.

I would wipe the machine clean and start all over.

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Running vista ultimate. crashed. exes in System32 not working


first satrt ur system in the safemode and if it starts u will b getting a restore ballon,then u can b able to restore to ur last restore point... if u dint find any restore point,then insert the vista which u had installed before and click on repair instead of formatting...

May 04, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I have a hp compag laptop just cant seem to log on with it


try to go to safe mode by tapping F8 in safe mode

or use F11 to go to recovery partition and try system restore

and if u have upgraded it then reload the OS as this is a common problem with Vista Ultimate as some security updates wont install
for Vista Ultimate

Mar 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Transfer settings & files to Vista from 2nd HDD


use Norton Ghost.
clone the old into the new. works every time. and depends how much data on the old hhd, hour or 2 should do it.

Mar 17, 2009 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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I can't restart my window vista laptop solve plz


Windows Vista is not starting due to missing or corrupt files.
Run Startup Repair using Vista Operating System disc
  1. Place the Windows Vista Media Backup DVD into to the optical drive and start the computer.
  2. Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.
  3. On the Install Windows screen, click Next.
  4. On the Install Windows screen, select Repair your computer.
  5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate operating system, and then click Next.
  7. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select Startup Repair.
  8. The Startup Repair attempts to locate and resolve issues with the computer.
  9. If prompted, Do you want to restore your computer using system restore?, click Restore.
  10. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Finish. This screen can vary, dependant on if a problem was found or not.
  11. System restarts.
  12. If the problem was resolved, the computer restarts into Vista.
  13. If the problem was not fixed, the error may present itself again.
  14. Run Startup Repair again.
  15. If Startup Repair runs more than three (3) times, when available, select View advanced options for system recovery and support.
  16. For further troubleshooting, select one of the following options:
    • System Restore
    • Command Prompt
    • Last resort - Recovery Manager. Recovery Manager is not available if accessing WinRE via Vista OS Backup Media DVD

or you can use any software that can repair and recover your windows files.

Best regards

Mar 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I purchased new laptop Sony Viao Model No -VGN-C2 .I have 80 GB HDD.In that i got 8GB EISA Partition .And rest of the Other Partition is only C: Drive.So when i asked my dealer so he replied me that it is...


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For the best results, start with a fresh install of Windows, then load your applications, utilities, and drivers. Make sure to install all the latest updates as well, especially for Windows and your security software. Finally, tweak your system so it's exactly the way you like it: video resolution, wallpaper, the works.

Create The Partition
Fire up PartitionMagic (or a similar utility) and create a partition with enough available space to hold Windows and your apps. Ten gigabytes should be ample for most users (remember, the backup image will be compressed), but consider making it larger if you have a lot of programs installed or storage space to burn.

NTFS is the file system. As for the partition type, the active partition is the one that boots the system. You need to create a logical drive (that is, one you can assign a drive letter), which will live in an extended partition—the app takes care of that part.

Set Up Ghost
Run Ghost (or a similar utility) to create a new backup. Don't bother with scheduling, as this particular backup is a one-time-only affair. Disabling your virus checker prior to starting the backup is a good idea; AV can gum up the works.

Recover
To use the recovery partition, make sure you've backed up all your vital data to another drive or removable media, then boot your PC with the Ghost CD loaded in the optical drive. You'll then be able to restore from the partition to your primary drive, resulting in a ready-to-roll PC with all your apps, drivers, and settings loaded.

Jan 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Vanishing restore points


Well known problem .... if you have a multi boot system with Xp and Vista/Win7 everytime you boot into XP the Vista/Win7 restore points will be deleted.

This only happens if you use the Windows Boot Manager though. I would suggest using a third party Boot Manager to get over the problem.'

I recommend OSL2000 loader which can handle just about any OS on any partition on any disk

http://www.osloader.com/

Jan 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Explorer.exe won't load


hi, your OS is corrupted and may need re-installation. Before that, if you can load explorer.exe manually and see the desktop, then go for a system restore from the system tools to an earlier date. Also try to boot to the known good configuration from the boot menu.
thanks

Aug 14, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I'm Having problem with Vista, not detecting Pen Drive


Unplug the pen drive before booting (newer laptops support booting from a USB drive, and they restore your "healthy restore point".

Format the Pen drive from Disk Management (right click on computer, choose manage, select Disk Management) to 32 bit fat, this leaves it compatible with Windows 98 SE, but the 16 Bit seems to give Vista fits. Good luck.

Jul 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Desktop.ini thing


Replace the shortcuts with the same shortcut, only to the same application.
Desktop.ini is an important file.

Jul 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Duel boot system first xp then vista


Wow....

First I would check the BIOS settings. Make sure that the slave and master jumpers are correct on the drives.

Wouldn't it be easier to make one drive Windows XP on one drive while running Vista on the other?

It would make things easier to troubleshoot.


Jun 12, 2008 | Operating Systems

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