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Trying to repair infected rpcss.dll in Vista causes black screen on bootup

I ran the malware scanner Hitman Pro on a Windows Vista computer, and it detected that C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll was infected. I uploaded the file to virustotal.com and its analysis said that 28 ...
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Windows Vista Won't Boot Dual Boot

Recently I tried to dual-boot my Windows Vista laptop. I stupidly moved the Windows partition a tiny bit to the right. Now the Windows bootloader is pointing to an empty part of the disk. How can I ...
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Vista 64 boot/bcd error, no installation disk, no cd-rom drive

I am having a boot/bcd error with my install of Vista 64 bit. The Computer is like 6 years old, and I don't have the installation disk, and my cd-rom drive is broken and does not read cds. If I were ...
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my HP desktop with Windows Vista wont boot

It continues to loop to a BSOD and I cant get a dos prompt or repair screen, I dont have recovery disks but I have brought up a window, black, with gray title bar that is labeled Edit Boot Options, ...
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format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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How does Diskpart Clean All affect MBR and implications?

I want to overhaul my entire internal hard drive, re-partition it, and re-install Windows Vista. After booting on the Vista Installation Disk and opening Command Prompt, I'm not sure whether to use ...
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Diskpart Clean, thus unable to boot

I booted my Dell Inspiron 1525 on a Vista Recovery DVD (not installation disk), ran the Command Prompt, and did like following: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (which was the only hard drive I ...
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1answer
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Acronis Disk Director renamed my Windows 7 to Windows Vista in boot menu

I tried merging system partition with another partition, progres bar was constantly shifting to 10-15% so after about 12 hours I decided to restart, to my surprise everything loaded perfectly and ...
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Acer eRecovery Management for Aspire 5920G (Windows Vista)

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2. Recently it has booting problem so I am planning to reset it to Factory setting using eRecovery Management. According to ...
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Removing OpenSUSE installer from Boot Manager (Unable to boot Windows at the moment)

I have a computer that is shared with another person. The main OS is Windows Vista. One day, the other person wanted to install OpenSUSE onto VMWare but he made a mistake in the process and now every ...
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Blue Screen Error Code 1000008e Windows Vista

When using CCleaner this blue screen error code appeared: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about ...
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Laptop booting up to strange characters

I have a laptop running Windows Vista, and upon booting all I see are strange unreadable characters. I am not able to get past this screen—I can only access the BIOS and everything seems fine there. ...
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Multiple boot options on startup

I bought a new Dell Inspiron with Windows 8 installed. I was able to get Windows 7 installed and all the drivers loaded just fine. When it came time to transfer data from my old hard drive, I removed ...
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2answers
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Computer won't POST

I have an HP Presario F700. Earlier, the computer would POST and then restart and I found out it was because of a bad hard drive. I replaced the Hard Drive and installed Windows 7 on it and ...
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1answer
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Windows Vista boot screen customization

I have a Windows 7 computer with the old ugly Windows Vista boot screen. Because it's an netbook, it has a small screen so it doesn't support the new lovely Windows 7 boot screen animation. Is there ...
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Windows Vista not booting properly after updating MS Security Essentials.

After updating Microsoft Security Essentials, (Up-to date definition till 01-Nov-2013), booting of Vista is not completing. Screen shows till "Microsoft corporation" loading.. The advanced booting ...
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1answer
432 views

Why can't I boot in to Windows Recovery Environment to fix my HDD or salvage my data?

I've been trying to get in to WindowsRE to salvage the files on my Sony Vaio laptop after it failed to load Vista (it finally, consistently displays "Error loading operating system" after months of ...
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0answers
141 views

How can I create a System Repair Disc, System Image of my current system for Windows Vista Home Basic (OEM)?

I only have the Recovery Disk, that if used, brings back my laptop to its factory default, it just re-install Vista to the factory default. When I bought this few years ago, Windows Vista is already ...
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271 views

Sony Vaio PCG-2J3L won't boot, and no display

My friend asked me to look at a Vaio PCG-2J3L Vista Home Premium, which won't boot and the display shuts off after two seconds. I have determined that the mouse and keyboard work, but as soon as the ...
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Is there a way to restore software classes registry keys

I accidentally deleted registry keys under hkey_current_user>software>classes. The classes folder got completely deleted. The moment I did that system stopped functioning properly. And, since then ...
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2answers
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My Sony Vaio won't boot, how do I know if it's a hardware issue or a software issue?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop, running Windows Vista. It started freezing a couple of weeks ago but after a hard reboot it would work just fine. During the weekend it started freezing more often so I ...
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2answers
49 views

Going from two hdd to one hdd cannot boot

I've had two HDD both with Vista installed on them. This is because the old Hitachi HDD failed previous and I added a Seagate HDD and just loaded Vista onto one of its two partitions. Normally when I ...
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1answer
59 views

Windows Vista fails to boot BSOD

After fresh reinstall I get an error which says to run CHKDSK on the computer and the error code is 0x0000007B. I didn't even manage to boot it once. I managed to run checkdisk from vista installation ...
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110 views

Restore MBR when installation disk is missing

One of our computers had a dual boot with Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I have removed the Linux partitions and Vista was running until I rebooted. Now it cannot boot anymore. Not a big issue as (I ...
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3answers
156 views

My Computer Doesn't Start Up

I'm using an Acer Aspire L320(Windows Vista) and have no idea what happened to it! It doesn't start up (no visual on my monitor at all) and although the power button LED light still comes on, the ...
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1answer
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Windows Vista stuck beforestart up

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows vista, and ever since about a year ago it has been nothing but trouble. The computer has had multiple viruses, which we have gotten fixed, even though we have had ...
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2answers
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Unable to boot into Vista recovery partition on Compaq notebook

I have a Compaq Presario C735ET laptop which is designed only for Windows Vista. There is not any driver for Windows XP or Windows 7 so I am stuck with Vista. Because I was not very happy with Vista, ...
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1answer
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PC won't boot / USB and PS2 keyboards don't work

My brother's PC has stopped working. He now cannot boot into windows, and he can't access BIOS by pressing the DEL key as no keyboards work. He has tried 4 different keyboards, one of which is PS/2. ...
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1answer
210 views

Windows vista FreeBSD9.0 dual boot installation issue

I have a workstation that runs with a dual boot configuration(Ubuntu 9.04 and Win vista(home premium)). Yesterday I tried installing FreeBSD 9.0 over the Ubuntu partition. During the installation you ...
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1answer
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PC Boots to black screen with mouse cursor

I'm trying to repair a Windows Vista PC booting to a black screen with only a mouse cursor on it. I can move the cursor, but the PC doesn't respond to Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ctrl+Shift+Esc, etc. It seems to ...
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1answer
300 views

Did our new power cord/charger damage our laptop?

My fiancee has a Dell laptop with Windows Vista on it. His laptop charger was old so we went to Walmart and picked up a Targus laptop charger which is compatible with his computer. He had some ...
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0answers
360 views

PC gets stuck at boot up on the “Please Wait” stage

My laptop which is running Vista gets stuck at "Please Wait"stage forever. I tried to use the Safe Mode with command but I did not know what to type as command. So, I cold rebooted again and now it ...
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1answer
298 views

Windows Vista not booting properly

My Windows Vista Home Basic machine is not booting properly - it gets stuck after this screen: When I force a restart, it sometimes gives a 'Startup Repair' option. However having used it once, it ...
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Windows Vista Booting on Wrong Partition

I was trying to make a new partition so that I could install Windows XP to dual boot with my current installation of Vista. Everything went well up until I went to DOS to copy the boot files over to ...
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1answer
514 views

Weird Characters shown just after booting from BIOS to Windows Vista

Just after booting from BIOS, Windows Vista should be in charge of the booting process, but the screen shows the following thing and halts. Is reinstalling Windows the only solution for using ...
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Windows Vista can only boot into safe mode

I've got a Dell XPS M1730 that will only boot into safe mode. Since I get a black screen when windows should load after the BIOS loads. I suspect this is a software problem only since I can boot into ...
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How can I make a USB stick I can boot from and fix this boot record error?

I don't have a Windows 7/Vista CD on me, and I don't know if Windows on this computer is windows vista/7. it's a friend's computer. It says an error occurred while attempting to read the boot ...
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1answer
187 views

How do I reinstall Vista from CD room on a HP Pavilion DV9000?

i already have windows 7 on my laptop , i want to remove it and install windows vista , how can i do that from CD room? , someone kindly tell me the steps. p.s : i need to do that without formatting ...
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1answer
103 views

Vista Booting Issues

The long of it (with all the details; skip ahead for just the question) So, Vista won't boot (surprise, surprise). But, I've gotten it a lot closer than when I started this process, so I have hope in ...
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3answers
424 views

Files and directories not showing in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have taken a friends computer home and found via Spybot that it had been hit by a trojan that pretended ...
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1answer
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Vista slow boot, stalls at black screen with blinking cursor

I have a Dell Inspiron 537s slimline tower. I just reloaded Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit on it. All drivers are installed (no question marks in the Device Manager) and all currently-available ...
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How to boot and repair Windows Vista with/without a boot disc?

Each time my laptop boots up it errors and says that a boot disc is required to repair it. I didnt get a disc with the laptop so i have burnt some that i downloaded onto a disc using an ISO burner and ...
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1answer
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System Restore Error 0x490 (WinVista)

I have a friend who's having problems with their Vista box (yes the same friends as this question) and they gave it to me to fix. So, here's the problem. On boot, you get the black DOS-like ...
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RAM slots failed and now Vista refuses to boot.

As the my block's resident computer expert, I've been trying to fix this issue for a neighbor. Two of the RAM slots on her motherboard died, so it's only detecting 2 of the 4 1g chips and now Windows ...
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2answers
310 views

How can I repair Windows Vista after installing Windows XP on an external drive?

I now know that this was stupid, due to Windows ability to screw itself over beyond all repair, but I was trying to fix a dead hard-drive from a laptop by connecting it to my desktop, formatting it, ...
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3answers
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Is there a way to check processor/motherboard for errors?

I have a PC with an 18-month-old motherboard/processor and as of this morning, it won't start up. A standard start up freezes with just (C) Microsoft Corporation at the bottom of my screen (very ...
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LSASS.EXE and CSRSS.EXE constant I/O Read/Write in Vista

I have 2 processes that always seem to be reading/writing to the hard disk: LSASS.EXE and CRSS.EXE CSRSS.EXE reads 1-2/sec LSASS.EXE writes/reads 1/sec Both of the processes start at bootup. Is ...
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1answer
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Medion Akoya E5211 won't boot up or go into BIOS

My Medion Akoya kept getting a blue screen and shutting down. Now when I try and restart the laptop, I just get a blank screen with a flashing _ in the top left corner. It doesnt beep when turned on ...
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1answer
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Windows has blocked some startup programs

I put a shortcut to MSI Afterburner, my graphics card monitoring program, into my startup folder. Every time I start up my computer, Windows pops up a message saying "Windows has blocked some startup ...
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Dual boot Vista along with Debian

I'm a Windows user and have recently installed Debian 6 on my laptop. I installed it on a separate partition but for some reason after installing it I am unable to boot into Vista. I'm new to Linux ...