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Windows Vista Crashed

ronny

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#1
Help!!

I have windows vista and was using my laptop when all of a sudden the computer froze and I was unable to recover anything after attempting to reboot. After unplugging the power cord and removing the battery, I pressed the start button but only get a system recovery options screen.

The system is stuck in something that states Administrator x: windows.systems32. I cannot do anything else. Any suggestions or advice would help tremendously.
 

My Computer

richc46

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#2
If system recovery gives the option of a system restore use it.
 

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

ronny

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#3
I tried that and got the following response.."To perform an offline System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation you would like to restore.

For example, if the installation located in "C:\Windows" should be restored. enter the following command:

rstrui.exe /OFFLINE:C:\Windows

I tried that at the Command prompt, and all I get is the Administrator x:\windows\systems32.

I also see something that states Operating System: Unknown on (Unknown) Local Disk
 

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Ed Canuck

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#4
What options are on the Recovery Options screen?

Are you using a different computer to post?

Do you have a Vista install disk?

Ed
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Home Grown Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5B-E
    Memory
    3006 MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB
    Sound Card
    Motherboard - SoundMax
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VX2235wm / Dell 17" Generic PnP Anolog
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050 x 4294967296 colors / 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    3 x ST3250620AS 250GB SATA IDE
    1 x WDC WD1200JD-00GBB0 120 GB SATA IDE
    PSU
    Enerrmax 535W All-in-one SLI 20/24+6+
    Case
    Antec Sonata
    Cooling
    Antec 12cm SmartCool
    Mouse
    Logitech MX100 Laser
    Keyboard
    Logitech LX710
    Internet Speed
    Bell Canada DSL 12MBps (supposedly)
    Other Info
    2 x HP Pavilion 9700v Laptops

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