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PC Won't Start

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    PC Won't Start

    I've been having problems with my notebook for a long time. it didn't have any content inside and wouldn't boot from a CD so that I could install an OS.

    So I decided to connect my notebook hard drive to my desktop, and from there install Vista. So I started installing Vista to my notebook hard drive from my desktop, and then left it over there doing the job.

    When I returned, the computer was in an unusual screen, a System Recovery Options Screen. I ignored it and tried to restart the computer. It would go to the same screen again, the computed wouldn't boot. I started to get nervous, and disconnected the notebook hd from my desktop and then tried to start the computer.. nothing. I don't know what else I can say about my problem, except that on the beginning of startup screen it says Booting from GRLDR.

    I am very annoyed, I had two computers and one wasn't working, in my attempt to fix the computer that didn't worked, I ended up having no workable computer at all. Can anyone try to help me?

    Edit: Oh, and I tried to Restore to a point before, but it didn't work either.

    Last edited by CyBeaR; 24 Nov 2010 at 04:47. Reason: More information
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    Re: PC Won't Start

    Welcome
    That GLDR is a loader used by Linus
    You must have had Linux on that machine at one time
    In any event this bulletin from MS should help
    How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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    Re: PC Won't Start

    Richc46

    Thank you for your reply, you have solved my desktop's issue!

    I entered the bulletin you've sent and then tried /RebuildBcd and /FixMbr, none worked. Then I tried the /FixBoot and my computer finally started.

    I've already clicked on your add to reputation, once again, thanks!

    PS: I don't know if the desktop did have a Linux before. I bought it from Gateway, unless they used Linux as a base to install Vista, then it didn't have any Linux.

    Last edited by CyBeaR; 24 Nov 2010 at 13:38. Reason: More info
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    Re: PC Won't Start

    Linux makes no difference at this point You are fixed, YIPPE.
    I am really happy you know.

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