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Hi! I'm (a Nebie) A Little Stressed And Need Some Help!


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#1 vistaacer

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 10:05 PM

I installed driver for a old compactflash card reader, and know, no mode, not even safe mode will let me log in without vista installing the driver, and restarting all over again! I just want to cancel the installation please, and get my computer back to normal- i am slightl technically savvy, and i have no restore points to fall back on. (or any restore cd's- my laptop came with none!) thank you

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:09 AM

How new is the installation? What is the make and model of the laptop? Is this an upgrade from XP or is it store bought with Vista on it? If it's the second case, I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer for a restore DVD - it may be quicker than any other way.

Have you tried putting the installation media (if you have it) into the drive and booting to it? It should prompt you for some options to restore/repair (I haven't done this myself, so my knowledge is sketchy about this).

Normally, one of the first options that you see as a laptop user is the option to create restore disks - in the future this might be a wise move.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:18 PM

Thanks- I have a pre installed vista laptop. Found out that there was a hidden option to restore to factory settings using a password provided with documentation... I even didn't lose my documents because they were stored on a seperate hard disk on the laptop! Thanks for the advice- youre a saint (i wasn't thinking...).
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:27 AM

NP - I spent 2 days trying to troubleshoot my laptop's wireless connectivity a while back. Then I found the switch! (after reading the documentation). :huh:
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:32 AM

NP - I spent 2 days trying to troubleshoot my laptop's wireless connectivity a while back. Then I found the switch! (after reading the documentation). :huh:



You read the documentation?

Isn't that a violation of the EULA?

:huh:


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:36 AM

Yes, I'm ashamed to admit it! I only did it as a last resort and promise to never, ever do it again! :huh:
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