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    help with manual recovery

    Thanks for all the advise. I gave up. :( I ordered the recovery disks from HP and I'm going to just re-install windows. I really appreciate all the help. ** monica
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    help with manual recovery

    Did all that, tried again with Ubuntu but still can't mount on that part of the HD. The Recovery Partition is all I can access, but I don't know how to proceed from there. Any ideas?
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    help with manual recovery

    I didn't do step 4. But bc of this comment... ... I thought that's what you meant... how do I set "active"flag to volume 1? Thanks.
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    help with manual recovery

    double checking before I exit the command prompt: 1. I see x:\windows\system32> 2. i type chkdsk /r C: 3. Then bootsect /nt60 C: 4. Type diskpart select disk 1
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    help with manual recovery

    Okay, this is what is happenning so far: I booted using Ubuntu (amazing) Although I don't have 2 HDD, it shows t2 190GB: Presario and Filesystem I cannot navigate Filesystem, I get this message: Error mounting, exit code 13 ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed Ntfs is either inconsistent or...
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    help with manual recovery

    Oh, I had just edited my post. Will wait until it's done, then I'll repost an update in a couple days. Meanwhile, I'll finish my Tiramisu cake... ...thanks again :) ** monica
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    help with manual recovery

    Oh, darn, one more question. On my downloaded files I have 2 Ubuntu: Ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso Okb Ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso.part 107,093 kb Why? can I just rename the .part file, remove that extension? Or did it not download completely? Sorry I'm such a dork, again, thanks for being...
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    help with manual recovery

    Okay, going to try that. I really don't mind a re-install, there's nothing, you know, inminent that I must retrieve from the hard drive. Just 2 or 3 files, that's it. I just miss my laptop :(
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    help with manual recovery

    I do press it continuosly, I turn it on, start pressing and continue to press until I get the black Windows boot Manager screen. On startup my compaque says that F9 is to select boot options but that doesn't work either. It says F11 is the recovery console but nothing comes up with F11. F1...
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    help with manual recovery

    I think it's beyond my knowledge here. I changed the boot order to HDD first and F3 does nothing, F8 nothing, the only F that works is F10 to take me to BIOS. I get, right away, a black screen that says Windows Boot Manager-- the one that tells me that Winload.exe is missing or corrupt. No F...
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    help with manual recovery

    Booting normally I still get the error that Winload.exe is missing or corrupt. I forget what key takes me to the list options to choose Safe Mode. I pressed F3 and it did ask me... but still booted from the CD. Now I can see the black Safe Mode background and in front of it the Startup Repair...
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    help with manual recovery

    Are you kidding me? All this Vista stuff is going to put me into labor! :p I did as advised and waiting for Startup Repair to finish, it´s been going on for hours!!! How long should I let it run?
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    help with manual recovery

    Yes, these are it: For list volume: Volume 0 Ltr E Label Repair disc Fs UDF Type DVD-ROM Size 143MB Status Healthy Info (empty) Volume 1 Ltr D (no label) Fs RAW Type partition 147 GB Healthy Vol 2 C Presario_RP NTFS partition 9 GB healthy Vol 3 F removable 0 B no media Amd for BCDEDIT.EXE I...
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    help with manual recovery

    Okay, the Ubuntu is almost done. I´ve never used it before so we'll see how I do. I ran the chkdsk but no help. I did system recovery again and let it run for hours until it said finish, but the Winload.exe file is still missing/damaged. Darn, that didn´t happen until after I did all the...
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    help with manual recovery

    Going to try that. I´m downloading Ubuntu to recover just a few thing, nothing uber important, I just want the machine to work. I don´t have the original DVD to reinstall, I´m using the Windows 7 recovery disk, as the Windows Vista CD didn´t work on my pc. I have a Compaq but I can´t enter...
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