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PC Won't Start

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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.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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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.
 
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richc46

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

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

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