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Vista doesn't boot and startup repair doesn't work

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    Vista doesn't boot and startup repair doesn't work

    Hi Vista isn't booting on a friends laptop. I'm trying to fix it but have tried everything I can think of. See below

    - Startup Repair cannot repair automatically (lists the following details)

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
    Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
    Problem Signature 03: 6
    Problem Signature 04: 1310740
    Problem Signature 05: 0xf4
    Problem Signature 06: 0xf4
    Problem Signature 07: 0
    Problem Signature 08: 2
    Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
    Problem Signature 10: 267
    OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
    Local ID: 1033

    - Tried Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

    - Tried chkdsk /r command in Command Prompt (which resulted in loads of indexes being deleted and still no boot)

    - Even Safe mode doesn't boot

    - Tried booking from a Vista startup disk

    Thanks, any help would be great.

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    Re: Vista doesn't boot and startup repair doesn't work

    This tutorial might help you out,
    Repair Install For Vista

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    Al Guest

    Re: Vista doesn't boot and startup repair doesn't work

    Regarding "... - Tried booking from a Vista startup disk..." - was this a
    Vista DVD? If you can boot from the Vista DVD, select the repair option
    fromt he initial setup screen - the first repair option will be the
    "Recovery Console" - ignore and proceed - setup will notify you that it has
    found a windows installation and ask if you wish to repair it - select yes
    and setup will continue. The repair is actually an upgrade installation.
    If setup does not indicate it has found a Windows installation your option
    is a clean install.


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    Re: Vista doesn't boot and startup repair doesn't work

    My bad, it wasn't a Vista disk, I don't have one (how annoying is it that you buy a computer and are not given the disk of the OS you've pretty much paid out for?!)

    I had to download a Vista recovery disk:
    Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

    Would this still work?

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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Vista doesn't boot and startup repair doesn't work

    No it will not work. Depending on the make of your computer there is a hidden
    recovery file on your system Call the manufacturer or the store where you bought it
    and ask them how to access it without a installation disk.
    Failing the above bring your computer to a repair shop and not to a big store or
    Geek Squad.

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    > My bad, it wasn't a Vista disk, I don't have one (how annoying is it
    > that you buy a computer and are not given the disk of the OS you've
    > pretty much paid out for?!)
    >
    > I had to download a Vista recovery disk:
    > 'Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download &#x2014; The NeoSmart Files'
    > (http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/)
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    > Would this still work?
    >
    >
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