Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:04 AM
I'm having a problem with Vista not booting on my HP DV5T 1000 laptop.
For some reason, it will not boot into windows vista. I get the error that a "Device attached or recent
hardware configuration might have caused problem." It will go to a start-up repair, that runs a gamut of
tests and they all check out OK.
About almost 2 years ago I installed Ubuntu on the laptop and everything was okay until recently. When I set
it up (the Ubuntu) I didn't give it enough of a partition. About a week ago, I couldn't even get the laptop to
start. The lights beneath the screen for the volume control, dvd controls, power button, etc. would just flash on
real quick and then go off when you pressed the power button. I took the battery out and just used the power adapter
and it did the same thing. I brought it to a local computer repair place and they said that it was "motherboard
failure" and that this happens a lot with the DV5 series and other DV series HP laptops. I considered it dead
and then last night before putting it away, I started it and it booted up.
I can boot into Ubuntu and that works fine. I get a message saying I have 1% space available and that I should
free it up by deleting things or emptying the trash.
I am wondering if the recent updates to Ubuntu or just the Ubuntu installation is causing problems for the Windows
Vista to Boot. Something to do with the Grub for Ubuntu and whatever Vista uses to boot. There could be a problem there.
I would like to just delete off Ubuntu for now, but I can't get into the Windows side to do it.
Was thinking of maybe getting Windows 7.
What do I do?