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Restore dvd i have the gateway gt5432. i attempted to install vista sp1 through windows. to get to the point, i had corrupt files in my operating system. i had to reinstall the operating system and lost all my files. i only had the computer for a year. when i bought it, i had software already installed in the computer. i reloaded my spyware & anti virus using the discs provided after i bought the computer. i have the restore dvd also that was given to me. can i use that to restore everything else? i understand i cant retrieve my files, i would at least like to get my computer back into a state as the day i picked it up from best buy. i really don't want to put the dvd in "just to see" please help.... thanks, adrian

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  • Robert Sep 19, 2008

    I have found out through trial and error AND ALLOT OF READING...Only have 2 Gb of RAM installed while doing any install....Heck....even for everyday use. I found a long article in Microsoft referring to Vista/AMD and 4 Gb of RAM messing things up. Sure enough I reverted back to just 2 Gb and reinstalled everything and all is well now.

  • Robert May 11, 2010

    I have been having the same problem. Ever since the begining of this year my computer keeps crashing. GT5432. It does not matter what configuration I have on it. my screen just keeps freezing up. Any Ideas why this happens?

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Don't be afraid there are softwares that will restore files even if you format or partitioned your hard drive. start looking recovery programs.

I hope this will help

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The not-so-secret Vista SP1 download link is...


... here. You can stop Googling for it now. ;)

Msoft seems to be of two minds about letting Vista SP1 get out there-- it wants to do it but not too fast. So they have kept this URL fairly unadvertised. I found it here on the official Windows Vista Blog.

Read the caveats and "Before you install" notes. This is a big update and proceed with caution and AYOR (At Your Own Risk). Advise strongly backing up your entire hard drive (the one with the O/S on it, usually the C:\ drive) before installing. SP1 installer will make a restore point for you but better safe than sorry-- back up your system drive to a different volume, too (ie don't back it up the same drive it's on-- what if that drive crashes?).

Good luck.

on Mar 20, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I cannot get into my files


Hi,

Check in event viewer to see if chkdsk ran. Normally when chkdsk runs, it throws an event into the event log.
It should be in the Application event log. Lets verify that it did run.

To fix any corrupt system files, lets try System File checker.
Click Start
Click All Programs
Click Accessories and right click on the Command Prompt.
Select the Security Tab and choose "Run as Administrator"
Click on Command Prompt
Type SFC /Scannow.
This will scan and fix any corrupted operating system files.


If you are still having problems after a SFC scan, then we can try a In-Place Upgrade which will do a repair of the operating system. You will need to have the DVD installation disk. An OEM recovery disk will not suffice.

Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming and may take several hours to complete.

If your DVD installation disk is prior to Sp1, and you have SP1 installed on your computer, you will need to uninstall SP1 to complete the in-place upgrade and then reinstall the necessary windows updates .


If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let's refer to the following steps.

1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.

2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:


• If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.

• If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:


a. Click Start, click Run, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.

Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.


b. Click Install now.


4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.


Please run Windows Update again as you will need to download and install the most current updates.


If you do not have the Windows Vista Installation DVD, I suggest contacting your PC manufacturer to order a backup disk.



Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

Sep 24, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Pro tools m-powered problem


You may need to check to see which "service pack" you are currently on.

See below requirements:

System Software — Windows XP & Vista
  • Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition
    • 32-bit OS Installation Only
  • Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
    • With Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3

  • Not Supported:
    • Windows Vista 64-bit (any version)
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, 3.1, DOS

  • Not Tested:
    • Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition
    • Although Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition have not been tested or qualified by Digidesign, there are currently no known issues with Vista Home and Home Premium 32-bit operating systems and Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 compared to the supported Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition operating systems.

Windows Vista SP1
There are currently no known issues with Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista based on our initial limited testing and customer feedback. Although full qualification with all Digidesign products has not been completed, we do not recommend against updating to SP1, given the number of important overall system fixes in SP1. We do recommend that you backup your system and create a restore point before updating to SP1, should you encounter any problems after installing the update.


Sep 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Downgrading from windows 7 beta to windows vista


Did you happen to make a recovery point? Vista is pretty good about this. Restart your system and push f8 until you get to the recovery and troubleshooting. Then just use recovery console and restore it to a previous point. If you cant do this you might need to do a fresh install of vista.

Apr 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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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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Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt


Try to boot using the installation disk (vista) then do a stystem restore to the date the computer was working and without the SP1.

May 13, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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