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Help with recovering Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Shanwnc, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. Shanwnc

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    I tried using Gateway's recovery program and now all I am getting is this message:

    Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v11.4.1
    Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation
    Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corportation
    All rights reserved.

    Broadcom Base Code PXE-2.1 v1.1.0Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation
    Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corportation
    PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-M0F : Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
    Operating System not found

    Someone please help.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Howdy,

    On startup is there is there a keys mentioned to press like F2 etc to get to the boot menu?
     
  3. Shanwnc

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    Yeah, I have been to the boot menu. I trying to do a system restore using Gateway's program and then it also says that Windows installation did not complete. I restart and end up in this same loop all over again
     
  4. Megabite

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    Ok....when you say Gateway Recovery Program do mean using a disc or Gateways built in Recovery program ....reinstalling the Operating System?
     
  5. Shanwnc

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    Gateways built in Recovery program............What can I do?
     
  6. Megabite

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    Is this a desktop...Make and Model and did you get any discs with it?
     
  7. Shanwnc

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    No it is a laptop MS 2274. I just got it to play with. I have no discs.
     
  8. Megabite

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    Have you tried Alt + F10 or F11 on startup
     
  9. Shanwnc

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    Just did. It says:

    Edit windows boot options for: Microsoft Windows Vista

    Path: \windows\system32\winload.exe

    Partition: 2
    Hard Disk: b5d68c98

    [ /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /DETECTHAL IN/MINT
     
  10. Shanwnc

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    Do you have any idea how I can fix this? I am completely stumped. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  11. Megabite

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    What happened that prompted you to try and use the recovery option?
     
  12. Shanwnc

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    It was given to me like this. So I tried to use gateway's program to restore it. Now I am stuck........
     
  13. Megabite

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    Did the PC startup and load the operating system and get to desktop...at first?

    It may not have a recovery partition...
     
  14. Shanwnc

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    No it would not load properly.
     
  15. Megabite

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    You could contact Gateway for recovery discs......it also could be the hard drive problem
     
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