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Can't boot vista or start in safe mode

  1. #1


    pete-vt Guest

    Can't boot vista or start in safe mode

    I try to boot my toshiba satellite laptop running vista 32. Not only does it
    not boot it also does not allow me to get to the safe mode by selecting F8.

    I get the following:
    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"
    :
    :
    File: \Boot\BCD
    Status: 0xc000000f
    Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


    I have the Recovery and Applications/Drivers Media but booting from them the
    only options available to me require a disk reformat...not something i'm
    ready to do.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Dave-UK Guest

    Re: Can't boot vista or start in safe mode



    "pete-vt" <petevt@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:95CD153B-C68A-4340-8EED-1C6FC22E9FE8@xxxxxx

    > I try to boot my toshiba satellite laptop running vista 32. Not only does it
    > not boot it also does not allow me to get to the safe mode by selecting F8.
    >
    > I get the following:
    > 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"
    > :
    > :
    > File: \Boot\BCD
    > Status: 0xc000000f
    > Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
    >
    >
    > I have the Recovery and Applications/Drivers Media but booting from them the
    > only options available to me require a disk reformat...not something i'm
    > ready to do.
    Before you reformat have a look at this :
    http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBC...r+from+the+DVD
    ..




      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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