Posted 06 October 2008 - 02:38 PM
When I power my laptop on (Sony Vaio), the Windows Boot Manager comes on and says:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
My laptop never came with an installation disc or anything because I believe you are supposed to recover your computer within Windows Vista. I'm not precisely sure which version of Vista I have, but I believe its the basic or home edition. The problem started when I left my computer on over night and it went into sleep or standby mode. When I tried to wake it back up it only showed the mouse cursor on a black screen. I held the power button down to turn it off, and when I powered it back on this is what happened.
When I run the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool, after it completes it brings me to the Windows Error Recovery screen.
It gives me options for Safe Mode...etc. None of the options work however, and I don't know what to do from here. Any help is greatly appreciated.