Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:30 AM
Hi there, went to work yesterday and came back to find Vista had died. At first, it gave me to option to back up my files before attempting a system recovery, which I thought I'd leave until I had an external hard drive. Now, however, when I'm brought to the recovery manager, it doesn't give me the option of backing up my files but instead immediately asks if I want to perform a system recovery. Asking for other options doesn't work and when I click next to begin, I'm met with instant failure. Can't get past the "Reformatting the windows partition of your hard disk drive".
I keep getting an error message; error 100a, contact hp support etc etc
Unfortunately, Hp want £16 to talk to an engineer, regardless of the results
What's worse (Or just as bad) is that I can't go into safe mode by pressing F8. I think this started as a system 32 virus, but it's gotten far worse since the problem began. Is this a hard drive failure or something to do with the partitions? I've seen other people on other boards with similar problems, but not exactly the same. Runing a HP paviliona6716uk.