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When you turn on the lap top it says operating system not found. I put recovery disk 1/3 in and it loads windows files. Then a screen pops up and says windows recovery center or repair windows. For more advanced options press F8. If you press F8 you then get a screen that says: start windows in safe mode, start in safe mode with networking, start in safe mode with commands, there are a couple of other options, then it says start windows normally. None of the options work. the laptop is stuck on a black screen after you make selection. Windows does not run after using recovery disk. Please help! Using the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system.

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Hello,

Do not press on F8. What you need to do is to do a start up repair. Select the option to repair the operating system. Then it will load some files. JUst wait for it to complete the loading process or the repair. It will tell if the repair is successful or not. If it doesn't fix the problem, then, you need to install the operating system to your computer. But, remember that operating system re-installation will return your computer to scratch. It will erase everything including the files and programs that you have added in your computer. But, if you don't have anything to lose then do the operating system reisntallation.

Here's a guide on how to reinstall windows vista:

http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallVista/installvista1.htm

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I dont know how to use my recovery disk for my toshiba lap top


Here are the steps on how to install operating system using the recovery disc
- power on the computer and insert the disc - once the disc is inserted, turn off the computer - press the power button then after 2 seconds tap F12 repeatedly - select the cd/dvd option or ODD (optical disc drive) use the up and down arrow keys - press enter - once you see "press any key to boot from CD" press enter right away
it will show " Loading Windows"
- then after the next phase will be set of on screen instructions, you just have to select the right option.


Jul 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Windows startup does not complete.


Hi.
If The BIOS is showing initial splash screen, and completing POST test correctly, but Windows Startup does not complete, and you are in one of the following situations:

  • You get a black screen with a cursor blinking.
  • You get a black screen with test or command prompt.
  • You have a blue screen with a warning message.
  • Windows keep restarting.
  • Windows is freezing.


Any of the condition described must occur before getting to login screen or to Windows desktop, or the problem is other than the one described here.

If you get a message saying Operative system not found you may also be in same situation. Only in that case the disk may also be physically damaged, and you may have lost your data, or disk may need replacement.


The conditions above usually tell us that the Windows system files needed for Startup are corrupted.
Windows cannot load the files anymore and will hang on with the cursor blinking.
When this happens you need to reinstall the operative system.

To start you can try loading the system in safe mode, by pressing F8 on Startup.

If the computer is starting in safe mode, try doing a system restore to a recent date before the problem started. This will be faster than installing a fresh system, and most of your settings will be preserved.

You may find out that when the system does not load, most computer will not even start in safe mode.

Check also that there is no CD, DVD or floppy inside the computer, also disconnect any connected USB device, apart mouse and keyboard, and attempt starting the computer again.

If all that does not work, then you will need to reinstall Windows.

Installing Windows is not a complicate operation, all you need is the computer recovery disk, or a Windows install disk valid for the licence number printed on the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity sticker.

If you use a recovery disk, remember to choose partial recovery, so that the original data contained in the hard disk won't be deleted.

Using Windows generic disk you will need to choose Update Recovery if asked, install the system on top of the same directory (eg: C:Windows), and you will also need to choose Leave System File Intact, when asked by Windows setup.
Using a Windows generic disk you may also need to install additional drivers, that usually are available for download from the manufacturer website.
Even choosing a partial recovery , or an update install, some of the installed software may be affected, and may need a fresh setup.
Another way to proceed is installing a copy of windows into a different folder (eg. C:/Windows000), and choosing to leave system file untouched.
This will reinstall system files hosted in root folder, and sometimes may bring back to life the old system.
In that case you will be asked what system to start from Windows boot manager on Startup, your old system will be the second one.

Using this method is better to remove the new installation Startup from boot manager after installing and testing that the old system is back at work. This is done editing the system hidden file Startup.Ini, hosted in root folder. The file is a text file.

If you have important data inside the hard disk, it is always advisable to copy all data onto an external media. Even if the procedures described normally do not delete your data, when doing maintenance on a computer there is always the chance to loose data.
If the computer is not starting because of a system problem, the data can only be recovered using a boot disk, or physically removing the hard disk drive from computer, and connecting it to a different computer (an external enclosure may help).


This same instructions broadly apply to all recent Windows operative system, Windows seven setup is slightly different from the procedure described here.

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Please take a close look at the disk you are using to install "Windows 7 Ultimate". It is definitely a "Recovery Disk" for Windows 7 Ultimate. You cannot install Windows 7 with a recovery disk. Recovery disk always is used to repair corrupt or damaged files of Windows OS and requires that the Operating System is already installed. You need a "Windows 7 Ultimate" Installation disk to install Windows not a recovery disk for Windows.

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as for my opinion..try to format it all by yourself...
laptop are purchase with cd's included with it..it has recovery cd for drivers, and cd for operating system..

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Sounds to me like a windows problem or maybe a driver error. if it boots up in safe mode and it dont boot up in regular mode, one of the drivers that dont have to load in safe mode keeps crashing it. check all startup programs and disable as many as you can

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My 0xc000000c "Restore Failed" prompt seemed to be the result of disk surface damage on the restore disk. After burning the restore disk to a new disk, the restore proceeded normally. Try making a copy of the original restore disk to a known good blank disk.

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2) Backup all your important files
3) Format your laptop and reinstall XP
4) Restore your files
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Lap top dell inspiron 6400, cant get into windows,


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XP repair
When you boot with the Dell Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your Applications or data; it just reinstalls the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software.

If the repair does not fix it :

If you have documents you need,you would have to set the hard drive in an enclosure and copy the files over. Then you can run the Dell recovery disk . This will set it up as when it came from Dell.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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I have a presariov2000 lap top and I need to restore it to the manufacturer


Recovery Disks No longer come with HP Desktops/Laptops. There is a built-in program in your Program Files that allows the user to create their own set of recovery disks. But you may not need to use the recovery disks to bring the computer back to the manufacturer state. All the Windows XP and programs that come with your computer are on the hard drive on a separate D:RECOVERY partition you can see in My Computer. But you should create the recovery disks in case the Recovery Partition built on your hard drive becomes corrupted.

Several ways to recover your Laptop and how to create a set of Recovery Disks: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00608578&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&rule=21872&product=500508

Without the Recovery disks:

Right after you turn on your computer, start Tapping the F11 key. Shortly after the HP Logo screen disappears you should enter the System Recovery.

Click next and on the next screen they should be some information about System Recovery. After each screen that you click next (Go Slow so you don't miss it) One of the screens should have 2 options near the top:

System Restore
Advanced Option

At the bottom of this screen will be another Next Button. Do Not click next right away because this will start a "Non-Destructive" Recovery where the computer will only restore Windows files to the factory default but the addition data and programs you or someone may have put on the computer will still be on the computer after this recovery as well as they may not work properly since all the Windows files have been defaulted back to factory settings.

At the top, click Advanced. You should then get an option to perform the "Destructive" Recovery which will recover the computer completely back to Manufacturer Default. Choose the Destructive recovery and click next.

This process can take awhile, let it finish to completion (Do not turn off your computer or stop this process in the middle of the recovery, or you WILL need disks to recover the Laptop)

After it finishes, the computer will prompt you to reboot. Reboot the computer, it will boot you into a new Windows where it will do some final configuration and will be back to the manufacturer default.

Remember, this will wipe out all your data, so if you have anything of importance on the computer, Back up the data first, and its recommened that you do regular backups when the computer is working as well.

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a lot of computers don't come with a recovery disk.
The System Recovery Options menu in Windows contains several tools that can help you recover Windows from a serious error. You can perform repairs to the files that Windows uses to start itself, perform a restore operation using System Restore, and restore your entire computer and system files using backups that you have made previously.
Note
  • If your computer does not include the System Recovery Options menu, your computer manufacturer might have provided other recovery options. Check the information that came with your computer or go to the manufacturer's website for more information.
  • If your computer has preinstalled recovery options:
    1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
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    2. Do one of the following:
      • If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
      • If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.
    3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press ENTER. (If Repair your computer is not listed as an option, then your computer does not include the System Recovery Options menu as a preinstalled recovery option.)
    4. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.
    5. Select a user name and enter the password, and then click OK.
    6. On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool to open it.
    7. i hope that this will help you.

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