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trouble on laptop startup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by IdellAnn, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. IdellAnn

    IdellAnn Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2012
    I have an Asus laptop model x38v (i think) running vista home premium. (Yes i know its oooolllldd) Upon start up I get the normal Asus logo screen and then normally it would go into windows boot up. Now all i get is a black screen with a blinking curser...... nothing else.
    Ive had boot up issues in the past but have always fixed them by booting from disc. When i tried this time this is what happens/doesnt happen:
    repair your computer
    System recovery options: select an operating system...... None are avalible!!!
    Click next anyway...
    Start up repair:
    Cannot repair automatically
    System restore:
    You must specify which windows installation to restore.....
    No backup restoe locations....
    Memory diagnostics tool
    Problem preventing windows from checking memory upon startup. Run tool manually.
    Im at a lose... any help would be great as this was my fathers laptop and he reciently passed. There is a lot on this laptop that would devistate m eif lost!!!

    Thanks in advance!!
  2. mhd1360


    May 28, 2012
    Could you see your partitions when you boot up from DVD ? I want to make sure if your partition table is correct , for example if you had C and D , could you see both of them now in repair or recovery options ?
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