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#51
boy, I tell you, what ever you got really did a number on you....

try going to safe mode and select repair computer or whatever the wording is and find the repair menu.

walk through it and attempt to repair the boot (mbr) sector.

let me know
2oG



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#52
Lol, if everything was easy you'd be bored!!. Ok comp won't start up in safe mode
on pressing ctrl+alt+del comp starts up
Compaq

,esc> enable start up menu
f1 system info
f2 startupcheck
f9 change boot device order
f10 BIOS setup options
f11 start up recovery
then goes to msg Bootmgr etc
when i try to start up in safe mode tap f8,f8 is making a noise.I have a lage hammer if required lolpressed f11 and its brought me back to the recovery ,i'll try again
Cheers
bauld1
Error box- Error 0x400 100 130000 1002. if this continues please contact HP support
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Feb 2013 @ 15:17
#53
I don't understand why your recovery is not working. it should set up a new MBR and go from there.

Have you tried to start it from F11 on start up?

2oG



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#54
Hi 2oG,
On f11 - Windows is loading files, blue screen then welcome to recovery manager,
pressed next, System Recovery -would you like to perform a sytem recovery,tick yes,next
Factory image recovery screen-
Reformatting the windows partion of you hard disk drive(already ticked)
Reinstalling original content(alredy ticked)
Then Error box appears-Error 0x 400 100 130000 1002.
If this issue continues,please contact HP support.
Click on ok then goes back to screen- BOOTMGR is missing
Hammer time lol!
Cheers
bauld1
#55
There is an advanced option on the recovery screen,when opened
Computer checkup
system recovery
Click on each option to view a description
Shall i try both options and sse what it says/happens ?
cheers
bauld1
#56
at this point in time.... try anything. what have you got to loose? not funny :(

2oG



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#57
Hi 2oG,
On the Advanced option-
Computer checkup-
Windows partition
Recovery partition
Command prompt
Windows partition - box appears x:windows\system32\chkdsk.exe
The type of file system is NTFS
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first.ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
would you like to force a dismount on this volume<y/n>

Recovery partition - more or less as above

Comand prompt- box -Windows[ version 6.0.6000]
x:\windows\system32> (flashing at end for typing)

System recovery take you back to recovery screen
Cheers
bauld1
#58
I have NO idea where you are or what to tell you.

Can you still boot into windows???

2oG



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#59
Hi 2oG,
When I turn on laptop it just goes to screen with BOOTMGR etc.Won't start in safe mode
I'll try the other f keys and let you know what they say,maybe some info that will help,
went onto HP site and there seems to be downloadable discs ,but I don't know what/if any disc would be needed.
Cheers
bauld1
#60
must go to work now. see you later



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#61
Hi 2oG,
F2 start up - checks memory ,then starts to do a disk check, I cancelled the process ,not sure what it would do.
F9 Boot manager- Boot Option menu
TSST corp CDDVDW TS-L632H - ATAPI
WDC WD1600 BEVS - 6 ORSTO - 160.GB
ENTER to select option.
Looking around the forums and internet it looks like I should have made a restore disk for vista.Still trying to find a site that I can get a Windows or vista download,to see if I can make a disk and see if that would override the problem.Saw a couple of sites but unsure of their safety or if any good.
If you have any ideas you can let me know.
Many thanks
Cheers
bauld1
#62
Quote:
Still trying to find a site that I can get a Windows or vista download,
Not a good idea, you can't download a legal copy of Windows or Vista and the bootleg copy you may be able to get will be full of Trojans, malware and such....... also illegal!

You didn't tell me, Can you still boot into Windows???

2oG



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#63
Hi 2oG,
No can't get windows.Turn on laptop -
Compaq
<esc>enable stert up menu
f1sytem info
f2 startup check
f9change boot device order
f10BIOS setup options
f11 startup recovery
Then screen come up BOOTMGR is missing
Cheersw
bauld1
#64
can you get into safe mode and if so, does it have the option to "repair the computer"?

try that



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#65
Hi 2oG,
No can't get into safe mode either,I'll go get that hammer lol.
Cheers
bauld1
#66
Gee, bauld1, I really am at a loss to advise you what to do. I can sympathize but other than that....???

This is a situation that is always coming up when someone doesn't have a good backup.
I always recommend using an imaging program to backup your computer. There are free ones that work extremely well.

The first 3 rules for using a computer are:
rule 1: Backup
rule 2: Backup
rule 3: Backup

If you can't find a friend with an install disk and you must buy one, go for Windows 7. Much better than Vista and think hard about getting a larger HD, at least 300GB.

2oG



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#67
Have you tried booting a Linux live CD to access the drive and potentially pull some data off it that way? It probably wouldn't be very fruitful but there you go.

NB: I have skimmed this thread very briefly, I'm assuming what you're now trying to achieve is data retrieval before you completely ditch your current install and/or upgrade your HDD?


#68
@ripper

I believe the trojan got in and screwed up any hopes. His restore sector was bad and probably wrote over his data by formatting the HD and then couldn't continue. bad bidness all the way.

2oG



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#69
Quote:
His restore sector was bad and probably wrote over his data by formatting the HD and then couldn't continue.
Yep that figures. Looks like a really nasty one tbh.

If you're wanting to give it a shot regardless, I seem to recall PuppyLinux is good at handling stubbornness and ignoring disc errors. But yeah, can't expect it to work really.


#70
I had one of these or this Trojan last month and thought I had lost everything..
It came in on Java and screwed up my operating system where I could do nothing.
Thought I was OK because I have Acronis True Image that makes a backup image everyday.
It also screwed up my Acronis so that I could not recover a backup.
Lucky for me I had made a Acronis Boot Disk that loaded in RAM and was able to recover my backup..

2oG



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#71
Hi 2oG and Ripper,
I'll see if I can get a hold of a disk to reinstall,I'll give you a shout soon,
thanks for all your help,take care.
Cheers
bauld1
ps would it be worthwhile trying Puppylinux?
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#72
Quote:
ps would it be worthwhile trying Puppylinux?
You might give it a try.. I've never used it but have used Ubuntu for a short while.

2oG



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#73
bauld1, what computer are you posting on as in desktop or laptop & what windows?
#74
Hi ddp,
Computer I am using is an Acer desktop,running
Windows Vista Home Premium Version 6(Build 600:Service pack 1)
Excuse my stupidity,if I create a disk on this will it be the right one for the Laptop.
Cheers
bauld1
#75
Hi ddp,
Can't find any disk for this comp,tried a search in the comp,Recovery Manager/Disc creation nothing comes up.
Cheers
bauld1
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