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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:23 PM
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:45 PM
did you/can you set the drive as boot in partition wizard?
You could probably boot off your Vista installation disc and do a Startup Repair. Sometimes this works, depending on the exact configuration and/or what is screwed up.
Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:46 PM
i'll give it a try, i'm not going to lose any data if i do this will i?
that's the only thing i'm worried about.
Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:09 PM
Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:25 PM
this drive is supposed to be an exact clone of my old one, so shouldn't everything still be the same?
Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:29 PM
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:31 PM
if it does come down it it how am i supposed to go about it. i might have access to an external hard drive, am i just supposed to copy and paste the entire drive onto the external or what?
and i never made a recovery disc or anything, so how would i go about reinstalling vista? can i install it using the boot disc i have?
Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:15 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:30 AM
If you do a clean install without a format, Vista will move everything previously on the drive to a folder named Windows.old. You could then retrieve your data from there after the installation.
If you have an installation disc, then reinstalling should be no problem. You just boot off the disc and follow the prompts.
If you're hesitant to do a clean install before backing up your data (I would be, too), you can copy stuff to an external using the command prompt (whilst booted off your installation disc...choose Repair your computer instead of "Install Now") just to be sure.
If that wasn't clear, let me know and I'll try to explain it better.
Edited by deathx88, 26 April 2010 - 12:38 AM.
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