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Windows doesn't boot after boot manager


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#1 TheProlim123

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

My pc doesn't work now. After windows boot manager appears, i choose windows xp and was immediately greeted with a black screen. Lights on my pc was still on. At first i thought perhaps xp is corrupted, so i reboot into windows vista and was met with the same black screen. Both versions of windows reboot after a few mins of black screens. Any ideas? I HAVE BOTH XP AND VISTA INSTALL.DISCS BYW

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

First of all, welcome to BC !

 

I would say your best bet at this point would be to use your Vista disc to do a full reinstall of Vista, this should get your computer running again even if it only has Vista on it. Vista at least has the advantage of being still supported.

 

The problem here is that a full re-install will wipe - format - your hard drive so the question becomes 'have you got any data on this computer that you don't have backed to external media ?'.  If you do have data that you haven't got backed up, probably the simplest way to do this is to create a self-booting Puppy Linux disc and use that to boot your computer and recover your data to some sort of external media - DVDs, memory stick, external hard drive, whatever. You will of course have to use a different computer to create the Puppy disc. You can get the necessary files and information on how to use it from here -

 

http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%20and%20Getting%20Started.htm

 

Between that and your Vista disc you should be able to salvage your data and get your computer running again.

 

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