I was trying to help my friend out by reinstalling vista. I followed all the following steps and watched it restart and continue the install several times. Once it got to the complete install it stayed on that screen for about 2 1/2 hours. I then went to plug in a cooling pad to the Gateway laptop and accidentally hit the eject on the DVD rom.
I pushed the dvd back in and it seemed like it finished but it then went to a final black screen for another hour. I then decided to shutdown the laptop and then turn it back on again, but all it get is the startup options. If i choose start windows normally it goes to a screen with the progress bar that says "Microsoft Corporation"
and stays on that screen with the green bar just scrolling across as if there was progress(left it on over night to see any change, but there was none).
If I choose to start up with any of the safe mode options it brings up a lot of different files and then freezes up.
Can anyone help me with this please.