Re: Vista Booting Problem
Ok, Im starting to think this is a hardware issue, do to the fact that when i came dry on all my resources on fixing this laptop, i just decided to reinstall windows. Sometimes i get to the screen that shows the partitions and when i select the partition vista is already on, a little note appears on the bottom of the dialog box that says along the lines of..... Windows cannot boot from this partition, please insure that your harddrive controller is enabled in bios. (Which is stupid because there is no option in the bios to enable or disable the HD controller.) So after restarting to check I go yet again to install windows but low and behold, now its saying that there is no CD/DVD driver installed and it needs one to install windows (Sure is a smart computer har har). Trying every file i can to load the drivers for it to no avail. Im coming to think that for some unkown reason the computer is losing drivers at random then getting them back. Trying Repair option doesn't work either because it cannot find the drivers for the HD which apparently exist but it doesnt acknowledge them. Next, for some unkown and COMPLETELY frustrating reason, i cant get this thing to bring up windows advanced boot menu to boot into safe mode. No matter how hard I mash F8, or at what time it doesnt bring me to select Boot From safe mode. Ive also tried while in the recovery console, bootrec/Rebuildbcd which doesnt work, it will find the windows installation but then when i select Y, or N, or All it says the specificed installation or something doesnt exist..... (Wow) So what do you think i should do guys?, im considering finding the CMOS battery and yanking it for 4 hours to reset the bios and see if that may work. Also does anyone know how to flash the bios for this laptop, the bios has no menu to select bios flashing or anything.
Atomic Rooster Lmao PM checked and corrected...
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