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Operating system lost?


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devfurness

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i have a packard bell note book running windows vista premium, the laptop is from the EasyNote MX37 series.
I tried to open a program i downloaded and all off a sudden the computer went haywire opening several different applications,
I restarted my laptop (in safe mode) and ran my anti virus, it then couldnt find anything yet my problem persisted.

I restarted my laptop in the aim off restarting my operating system, but now all i get is :


WIndows boot manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:

1.insert your windows insallation disc and restart your computer
etc

Status: 0xc0000034

Info: an unexpected error hass occured..

[i was never provided with the installation disc, when i turned the laptop on for the first time it ran the operating system start up]




I have tried to press f11 when the packard bell screen comes up but the only option i have are

[esc] and [f2]
[esc] to run boot order
[f2] to enter system bios

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and i apologise now if there has already been a thread like this
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Sounds like hard drive corruption. You have to run a chkdsk /r command from the Vista install CD (borrow one or download one). If you cant get a hold of one you can reinstall the OS using the protected recovery partition (if any). If there is one check in the BIOS how to boot from it. In some computers it might just be F10 for example, on mine its alt+F10. Search in the BIOS for a system recovery option or something similar
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I read a post somewhere on the forum it said if you contact your manufacturer they may send you one for a small fee or sometimes even free :)
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If you have Vista DVD, try Startup Repair: http://www.bleepingc...utorial148.html

If you don't have Vista DVD...
1. Create Vista Recovery Disc.

Option 1:
http://www.c4consult...0SOLUCTIONS.htm

Option 2:
Download Vista Recovery Disc iso image: http://neosmart.net/...-disc-download/
Burn it to CD, or DVD: http://neosmart.net/... to a CD or DVD

2. Boot from created disk.
At first screen click on Repair your computer:
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This will bring you to a new screen where the repair process will look for all Windows Vista installations on your computer. When done you will be presented with the System Recovery Options dialog box:
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After this, it will present you with a list of options including startup repair, system restore and command prompt:
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Try System Restore, first.
If that doesn't work, try Startup Repair.
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