now the computer starts up and ive been able to grab the files i wanted from it and im trying to format it and re-install vista because it isnt working properly (i think some of the files on the hdd may have been corrupted with whatever caused my problem in the 1st place)
my problem is i dont have a vista disc. ive downloaded 1 and tried to use it but im finding it impossible to make the disc bootable. the iso ive downloaded works because ive tried it on my pc (mounted it with daemon tools) and it works fine. if i could install daemon tools on my laptop i would be ok because i could re-install vista with the disc and then enter my product key which is on the underneath of my laptop, but for some reason everytime i try to run a exe file on the laptop i just see a ms dos screen open and close rapidly and then nothing.
if any can offer any suggestions on what to do id really appreciate it. thanks in advance, aaron