Well, yesterday I was mindlessly updating my itunes, just the normal moving/remaining song etc., when my laptop shut off unexpectedly. This has happened before over the last two years due to over heating and it was very very hot at the time. Now when it's witched back on I receive this message:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click 'next'.
3. Click 'repair your computer'.
Info: Windows failed to load because critical system driver
is missing, or corrupt.
So...There's been no changes to my system in months-it's been working amazingly, and I never received any kind of disk with the laptop when I bought it-not sure where to get those then. I'm not overly up on the idea of paying for something I was supposed to be given when I paid for the laptop, so alternatives would be appreciated!
I've tried quite a few methods already, f8 which doesn't give me a repair option, other f keys which seem to just lead back to the same screen, even had a go at creating a vista recovery disk which hasn't seemed to work, unless I'm doing it wrong!
So, yeah, any help would be appreciated, I can't seem to find answers anywhere!