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    Windows Recovery Disc Won't Boot

    ok im sorry for all the questions how do i exactly wipe out the partitions with ubuntu? Addendum: nevermind i googled it ok that seems to have been the problem, i deleted the partitions and now i got the setup screen it is installing now i hope the install goes smoothly ill be back once im...
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    Windows Recovery Disc Won't Boot

    ok im back so i got a vista dvd from a friend and when i try to install i get stuck again in the green/blue screen after it say windows is loading files does this mean my HDD is bad?
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    Windows Recovery Disc Won't Boot

    ok ill see if i can borrow a vista DVD but if it comes down to buying a new HDD i think i might buy a XP cd and use XP instead of vista as i have had many problems with vista do you think i should go with XP or stick to vista?
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    Windows Recovery Disc Won't Boot

    the PC is a DELL Inspiron 530 i think its a customized menu because it does give me the option repair your computer but all it does is reboot im beggining to think my hdd is going bad because i just booted with ubuntu live cd and it tells me it has about 800 bad sectors maybe its time to change it
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    Windows Recovery Disc Won't Boot

    ok so i just checked and it tells me i have to press F8 at the startup screen which takes me to a couple of options (safe mode, last known good configuration etc.) now it says i have to choose "repair your computer" but like i told you before all these options reboot the pc and i go back to the...
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    Windows Recovery Disc Won't Boot

    ok so how do i do a factory reset i cannot access any options because they all take me back to the same screen also i dont have the original vista dvd (the computer didnt come with it) oh my original problem is my pc wont start it takes me to a error recovery screen which gives me two options 1...
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    Windows Recovery Disc Won't Boot

    Hello guys ok so i registered here to ask this question I downloaded the vista recovery iso file from this site and burned it to a cd hoping it would fix my computer but i cant get it to work i know i have to boot from cd and all that i have done it but when i boot it i can only get to a screen...
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