Vista fail/crash

dhairumian

New Member
My laptop (Sony Vaio) recently got blue screen and shut off. Now when i try to turn it on it says "BOOTmgr is missing". I tried to insert the intallation DVD for vista and install the OS over but when i go through the steps and click install windows it shows the loading screen (spinning circle on the cursor) and wont load anything. I also tried to do system recovery but that doesnt work either.

Any help would be appreciated
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
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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

dhairumian

New Member
i have tried that but i still get the error. I have also partitioned my hard drive a while ago, and now in the system recovery options it shows that i have only 10 GB on C drive, which i think is the reason that i can't do a clean install.
:(
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Do you have stuff to save?
 

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

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member

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

dhairumian

New Member
i am booting from the dvd. When i click "install now" it loads a screen that says "please wait" and the mouse/cursor turns into a hourglass, and it stays like that for hours ...
 

My Computer

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
If you are booting from the DVD, sounds like hardware. LIkely the hard drive.
 

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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