Now, the other Laptop, same model, same OS, same HDD and same age is having a similar problem. When I turn it on, I get a screen that says:
Windows Error Recovery
Windows Failed to Start. A recent Hardware or software might be the cause.
It has 2 options: 1. Launch startup repair (recommended)
2. Start Windows Normally
I selected the recovery option. It showed the loading bar, then went to a black screen and just sat there. Other times it just stays at the loading bar.
So I try to boot normally. Same thing, black screen.
So, I pop in the recovery CD that came with the computer. I turned on the laptop, hit F10. I got 3 options, boot from CD/DVD, Boot from Main HDD, or Boot to LAN. I hit Boot from CD/DVD. It shows a long loading bar, then the regular windows loading bar. After it supposedly loads, it goes to a black screen and stays there.
The thing is, I cant even get the option to boot in Safe mode, or any thing like that. If I could do that, then at least I could save the files and reinstall or replace the HDD like I had to do on the other computer.
I also get a screen that says something along the lines of:
2 partitions found
No boot options
This screen only shows up every so often so I've only seen it a few times. If I see it again, I'll post what it says.
Anyway, If someone could help I would love it. Can I get a boot CD? I'm so sick of Vista, this is the second computer that's crapped out, although I'm not the one who uses it, it's my brothers but guess who gets to fix it.
Edited by S1L3N7_SWAT, 30 October 2008 - 08:39 PM.