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Windows Vista will not start


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#1 ihatemicrosoft57

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:49 PM

Hello:

First off, I apologize for the user name but I'm a little angry right now...I have a Toshiba laptop runnning Windows Vista Home Basic,SP2 that is almost 4 years old and the operating system will not start.  I get a blue screen that says "Unmountable Boot Volume"  then the screen goes blank.  I have tried hitting F8 and then: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with command prompt, Boot logging, and Last known Good Configuration, all get the blue screen.  When I don't hit F8, I get two options: Windows Repair and Start windows normally.  Both options get me the blue screen.  Unfortunately, I don't have a boot disk since Windows was installed on the laptop when I bought it.  The only change I can think off that have been made recently is 26 Updates from Microsoft that suddenly appeared and were installed about four days ago.  I don't know how to tell if the hard drive is failing (or already gone). 

 

Any suggestions to get it going or to recover data would be appreciated.

 

I have been keeping home PCs running for over 20 years now and I'm really getting tired of it.  For the first time I'm looking at Macs...

 

Thanks



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