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After copying listparts onto USB, do I need to restart the computer with usb drive?

Edited by Monvishi, 20 July 2013 - 11:00 AM.

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Also, my ListParts does not look as it appears in your screen shot. It just reads, ListParts.exe

Does it appear right? What to do next?
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After copying listparts onto USB, do I need to restart the computer with usb drive?

Yes, if you need to know how to start the computer with a USB drive, here is the link.


Also, my ListParts does not look as it appears in your screen shot. It just reads, ListParts.exe

Does it appear right? What to do next?


I downloaded to check. :) My listparts looks like this:
Listparts pic.JPG

Many times icons can change and sometimes we many times we use photos for general idea but they are normally pretty close.

You're listparts is probably correct, so proceed to boot from the USB.

This is an exact copy of the other instructions, just from the point where you are now and I've changed it so that each step shows a number. Numbers are easier to reference if you have trouble. :)

  • Insert the USB into the sick computer and start the computer. First ensuring that the system is set to boot from USB
    Note: If you are not sure how to do that follow the instructions here
  • When you reboot you will see this.
    Click repair my computer
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  • Select your operating system
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  • Select Command prompt
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  • At the command prompt type the following:
    notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens.
  • Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\Listparts.exe and press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
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  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (results.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

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Jasmyne,
My system restarted in its regular way. It did not do from the usb drive nor did it show up the black box for me to select options. Not sure how to move further?
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Were you able to get into BIOS to change the boot order?
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Nope
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When you restart, within the first few seconds, and sometimes it's only very briefly there it will say

Press ___ to enter setup

were you able to see what key that was? Every system is different, in many cases it's the DEL key or the F12 key
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Such a screen option never came up.
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It's not normally a screen that comes up. It's a small line of text on the bottom of the screen very briefly. Since it's not showing the message, what type of computer do you have? I can look it up & see if I can find it or we can play guess & check to try to determine which key it is.
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So, I restarted the system again, and immediately pressed Del key and have a screen in front of me reading,
Choose an OS to start ( Windows Vista) or tool: Windows Memory Diagnostics

Is this screen okay.
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I am using SONY VAIO integrated desktop.
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So, I restarted the system again, and immediately pressed Del key and have a screen in front of me reading,
Choose an OS to start ( Windows Vista) or tool: Windows Memory Diagnostics

Is this screen okay.


That screen isn't what you should be seeing if booting from the USB. Sony is F1, F2 or F3 from what I read, so restart the computer and tap the F1 key and see if the BIOS setup will start for you. We'll have to repeat with the others if that doesn't get it.
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F2 was a success. Entered into BIOS, changed to external drive under boot, moved to exit and rebooted the system.
On reboot, it again came back on normal mode, not as expected.
I am going wrong somewhere for sure...
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If you go back into BIOS what boot options do you have and in what order?
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Succeeded.

Now stuck in Step 3.
After selecting Windows Vista, I get a red cross screen reading " the version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows."

Next please..

Edited by Monvishi, 20 July 2013 - 12:30 PM.

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