Recent content by pearbelle

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    this program is not responding

    have made sure all my connections are seated properly. I tend to believe the AV scan as he has had no internet connection till about a week ago and was unable to use the internet very much as the computer was running so slow
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    vista startup problems

    Wahhhhhhhhhooooooooooo I am back in action again .... Microsoft wouldn't give me activation key as i already had XP installed on another computer but i managed through a friend of a friend who had the same Toshiba laptop as mine to download the recovery disk (The one which i was supposed to...
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    vista startup problems

    changed the setting in BIOS but ran into further problems Microsoft couldn't give me activation key as the xp disk i was trying to install is already installed on another computer...
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    vista startup problems

    i have tried to install xp but alas not without a problem I get "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disks are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve...
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    vista startup problems

    thats great as i was of the same opinion about vista (but was afraid to say it too loud), do i need to do anything before i insert disk to install like removing or uninstalling anything already there?
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    vista startup problems

    would it be possible to reinstall windows XP instead of vista?? or would this cause problems further down the line??
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    this program is not responding

    Hi having previously posted in another thread for a different matter and found you guys very helpful i am posting here with a different problem my friends laptop seems to have frozen and when it does move it is extremely slow and no matter what program i use i seem to get "This program is not...
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    vista startup problems

    I've done as suggested and entered all 3 commands replacing x: with c: and ran system repair 3 times each time i got a response that it could not detect a problem but still fails to start so i am thinking on the same lines as Kairozamorro and that i need to reinstall. I havent backed up anything...
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    vista startup problems

    As far as i know i do not have a linux live distro or a bootable gparted - i have never come across either Addendum: What I was basically suggesting is to set your bootmgr entry in the BCD first to D (like you did), and "the operation completed successfully" bcdedit.exe...
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    vista startup problems

    that is my problem Terry I cant actually get into start menu never mind control panel ...
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    vista startup problems

    at this stage i have no idea which drive letter is my system partition or which partition contains my vista system.I am not really sure if this is any help but when i boot from disk and go to repair your computer and in the system recovery options instead of clicking next to select my operating...
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    vista startup problems

    sorry but i am unsure as to where i go from here having tried to follow the instructions (to the best of my understanding) you posted in #33 bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes returns "The operation completed successfully" bcdedit -set {bootmgr} device partition=D: "the operation...
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    vista startup problems

    ok well thanks for the congrats but am afraid they are a little premature..... when i restart i get the Toshibe loading screen and then i am getting windows boot manager screen where i am asked to select my operating system when i press enter i get windows error recovery window ....
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    vista startup problems

    when i type in bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes and hit enter i don't get any menu all i get is "The operation completed successfully"
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    vista startup problems

    Ok here goes! 7)cd /d c:\Windows\System32 Returns “changes from x:source> to c:\windows\system32” 8)Type the following command, and then press ENTER: bcdedit /enum all In the Windows Boot Loader section of the output from this command, note the GUID that is listed for...