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    Vista won't boot

    I tried what you said and it started to run the disc but then I got the following error: "This application has failed to start because sqmapi.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." I tried re-downloading it and burned it again. Same problem. Any suggestions?
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    Vista won't boot

    No matter which type of safe mode I go into all I get is a black screen that says "Safe Mode" in all four corners of the screen and at the top it says Microsoft (R) Windows (R) (Build 6000). I tried downloading SP1 to a cd and it wouldn't boot from the cd, so I went into safe mode and all there...
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    Vista won't boot

    When I go into safe mode with networking all I get is a black screen. No matter what key I press nothing happens. How do I access the internet to download SP1?
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    Vista won't boot

    How do I download SP1 from safe mode? I can't get online that way so how do I download it? Addendum: I tried them all and none of them worked :(
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    Vista won't boot

    I have posted in the past about a recurring problem I have with Vista on my laptop where randomly (with no apparent cause) one night I will shut down the computer and the next time I turn it on I get the "windows failed to start" screen and no matter what option I try I get a black screen. It...
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    Need to repair Vista but my CD drive is broken

    Thanks for the tips! Hopefully that will solve the problem. Addendum: I did that...it didn't work. See my first post above.
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    Need to repair Vista but my CD drive is broken

    I'm not sure. I'll definitely give it a try, though. Would that have come up as a Windows update, though, or would that be something that I'd have to seek out?
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    Need to repair Vista but my CD drive is broken

    It was the Windows Updates that started the problem in the first place. What happened was I didn't know at the time that you couldn't install Windows XP (from a recovery disc at least) on a computer that was preloaded with Windows Vista. I reformatted the hard drive and when I wasn't able to...
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    Need to repair Vista but my CD drive is broken

    It's a random brand - ZT Affinity. It was a gift lol. I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a recovery partition. At least it's not listed when I press F11. I get the CD drive, the USB drive (if I have something plugged into it), the hard drive, and the ethernet. Do they need the computer to...
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    Need to repair Vista but my CD drive is broken

    Hi, I have a laptop that runs Vista. Once in a while for no apparent reason my computer crashes (when I boot it I get an error message that says that Windows failed to start and no matter what option I try - start windows normally, safe mode, etc. - it just goes to a black screen and nothing...
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