hi there, i recently had trouble with vista as described in this thread.
i semi solved the issue, and carried on using the laptop for a few more days (trying to back everything up bit by bit, I'm glad to say I had enough sense to do that at least)
I also realised a defrag was long overdue and set about doing that! seemed to cause no issues and I carried on for another hour after it was done. Then shut my laptop down and went out for the evening.
the current problem
I came back and turned it but now, after the acer logo screen, instead of loading windows I'm greeted with "disc read error occurred, press ctrl alt del to restart"
I have had this laptop for a long time, have looked after it well, but realise it may just be an age thing. but I hadn't finished saving everything.
I've read all may NOT be lost? I need to know how to go about making a Vista recovery USB stick to see if I can attempt to recover the last of the stuff I was backing up before finally putting the hard drive out of its misery? The only other laptop I have access to is my girlfriends, which is running on windows 10, so creating a recovery usb stick on there will only give me a Windows 10 Recovery thing. Is there anywhere I can download one for Vista that can be put on a usb stick (this 10 laptop doesn't have a CD drive)
thanks in advance for any advice
Edited by more_asbestos, 15 December 2016 - 10:30 PM.