Tehcnologically Impaired

Here's the scoop.

My girlfriend's laptop is fucked. Whenever I start it up, Vista runs something to verify everything's running smooth, and some other crap. It gets to one point and stops all together, no matter what. Left it go for hours and still nothing.

So it barely boots, can't get into setup or boot menu, nada.

Personally, I don't like Vista, and I don't know anything about laptops.

Is there any way possible I can completely wipe everything and start fresh with the Windows XP Professional disk? Or even Vista if I have to, but anything I can do to fix it and get it running again...?

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  • 4

    I know the problem, and i know how to fix it. but seen as that's been covered i'm just going to suggest the below

    kick laptop



    however if that doesn't work just let me know.

    • Dannyl
    • February 18, 2010, 1:27 pm
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    XP isn't sold anymore since there are two operating systems out ahead of it. My suggestion is to go to Microsoft and buy the cheapest version of Windows 7 that you can. (Home Premium 32bit) When you install it, make sure you tell it to do a clean install. That should fix any problems and you have a better operating system than Vista. Vista = Fail

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    When starting up before anything really starts, you should see at the bottom of the screen, hit f2 for setup and f4 for recovery or something similar. Fsomething. Try to run the recovery process so you can start over.

    • leeish
    • February 18, 2010, 1:11 pm
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    my personal motto if it doesn't work hit it if it still doesn't work hit it harder if it still doesn't work well its your fault for hitting it so hard

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    It automatically runs recovery when it boots, but it stops and fails, so I can't press F-Anything and have to restart or shut down. (If there was an F-This button I'd hit it).

    @Kradon, I already have an XP Professional disk at hand. But since I can't do ANYTHING at startup, can't I completely wipe the hard drive of everything [including Vista] and install XP?

    and damnit all to hell I just realized I spelled "technologically" wrong. FML T~T

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    i have the same problem! Vista is Bull, BRING BACK XP AND KEEP 7!

    • Simmo49
    • February 19, 2010, 11:56 am
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    COULD YOU GIVE US A VID OF WHAT HAPPENS AND THE AFTERMATH! THAT'LL BE EPICLY COOL!

    • Simmo49
    • February 19, 2010, 11:57 am
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