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PC Won't boot into windows - disk boot failure


Never again

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Hi

My friend has asked me to look at her HP Pavilion slimlime desktop pc which won't boot into windows.

It has a windows vista sticker on the front, and when you turn it on it displays an error message which says "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

She has not provided me with any disks.

Your help would be most appreciated.

Thank you

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Never again

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sorry robinofloxley.. just missed your last post.

I suspect you are right - it looks dead(ish)

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rdave13

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Had similar problems with two laptops given to me. Both running Vista and both hdds dead. The Toshiba one I replaced the hdd and used the recovery discs and it verified OK. The Acer recovery discs also worked but had to use the key on the sticker to verify. Was unable to get any info off the hard drives and both laptops under two years old.

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Never again

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Thank you for all of your suggestions.

My friend finally got around to buying a new hard drive and I have reinstalled everything with her HP recovery cds which se found at the bottom of a box.

I'm busy doing windows updates now - hundreds of them, and I wondered if anyone has a website or post bookmarked for making vista run a bit faster.

Thank you

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onthelimit1

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'for making vista run a bit faster'

I think the only sure way is to replace it with Windows 7!

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