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#1 ibreezy

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:30 AM

I have had this vista laptop for about 5 weeks and all of a sudden it's not working. The problem is that when you initially turn on the computer it takes you to a black screen that gives two options 1) do a start up repair (recommended) 2) start windows normally. Well when trying start up repair it gives the message windows cannot repair automatically and shuts the computer down and returns the the same black screen. When trying to restart windows normally it just shuts down and restarts again. I am not sure what else to try as I am not too familiar with computer malfunctions. The only thiing that is normal is when the computer is first turned on the microsoft corporation screen loads after that it goes to the black screen (Windows error Recovery).

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:49 PM

What is the make and model of the computer and did any disks come with it?
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#3 ibreezy

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:35 PM

its a toshiba satelite pro powerd by vista- came with cd but cannot locate it i just moved and i am in the process of looking through boxes for it. I am using a friends computer for the time being.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:45 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be the problem?

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:04 AM

I have had this vista laptop for about 5 weeks and all of a sudden it's not working. The problem is that when you initially turn on the computer it takes you to a black screen that gives two options 1) do a start up repair (recommended) 2) start windows normally. Well when trying start up repair it gives the message windows cannot repair automatically and shuts the computer down and returns the the same black screen. When trying to restart windows normally it just shuts down and restarts again. I am not sure what else to try as I am not too familiar with computer malfunctions. The only thiing that is normal is when the computer is first turned on the microsoft corporation screen loads after that it goes to the black screen (Windows error Recovery).


You will need your original disk (preferrably), although an OEM copy of Windows Vista may work just fine. You will want to boot from the operating system dvd and then run startup repair.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 11:35 PM

This might help. I ran across this site the other day. (This is my first post, hope I can post links) anyway, you will probably need another computer to download the disc. I, myself haven't had to use it but this just may help you. Let me know, I am curious.

Recovering Vista




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