help please!!

#1
my girlfriends sister has a toshiba equium laptop with windows vista premium, however after getting a virus that she could not shift she used the product recovery disk to try and reboot the computer, which having wiped all the files has left the computer in a right state. The product recovery disk crashes half way with a java fault and the a black screen appears with

file: \windows\system32\winload.exe

status: 0xc000000e

info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

Any help on this matter would be much apreciated.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi riffking, welcome to NST.

You'll probably need to format the hard drive completely with a partition manager (GParted: GParted -- Live CD/USB/PXE/HD ) then attempt to run the recovery software once more.
 
#3
thanks for the info, just one question will it boot without actually being able to get into windows because at the moment i cant get into vista at all on the laptop it just boots straight to the windows boot manager screen?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Yep. You'll need to download the GParted ISO file on a PC with a CD burner, burn the image to a CD, then you can boot from it on your borked system.