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reboot and select proper boot device asus vista 64 bit

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  1. icemen

    icemen Regular member

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    Hey peepz

    need some help. My pc has stopped working out the blue. when starting up i'm getting the above error and the pc is not booting up. I have a asus motherboard running vista 64 bit ultimate. I don't have a recovery disk. I have tried to boot up in safe mode but when I press the f8 key it only give me the option to pick which drive to load from but still get the same error what ever I pick, don't get the boot in safe mode option. checked the bios and the hard is showing but just doesn't want to boot up. I have tried change the sata cables to the hard drive but no joy. don't know what else to try.
    any help would be appreciated.
     
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    When you select the drive to boot from, immediately press f8 again to get the option to boot into safe mode.
     
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    Just tried this but no joy, still get the same error message. Any other suggestions?
     
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    you are pressing the f8 button to soon which is why it is giving you the drive list option. hit the esc button & press f8 button again.
     
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    i've tried that but i just a flashing cursor and nothing is happening for ages, it like the computer is working making all the noises but nothing happens. i have burned the recovery disk torrent shall i run that?
     
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    Boot from the CD, get past the language selection window then select 'R' for Repair.
     
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    what language section? if i boot from cd i just get the same error message. I put that cd in and it brings up the boot from safe mode screen which has loads of options i can choose from, it starts like it is installing a fresh new vista asking for the language but then stops ask for a driver which is missing
    also i think my c drive is nackered as it is not picking it up, i have another drive installed which only holds my personnal stuff like music and pics and it has that drive showing as my c drive and there is another drive x drive but not my old c drive which was 500g in size my second drive is 1tb so i know it is my second drive showing as my c drive now
     
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    think i should cut my losses & buy a newer faster hard drive & do a fresh install of a OS. Any Ideas? Any technical help would be appreciated as it's the first time i'm going to attempt. Would I need to be connected to the net to do the install, will the drive need to be formatted before I do the install & also will new drivers need to be installed & how?
     
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    Before that, I would be installing the HDD in another PC to see if it can be detected or downloading the ultimate boot CD to try and see that drive.
     
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    don't have another pc, do u know where i can download the boot cd from?
     
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    tried the recovery cd, the computer isn't picking my old hard drive at all. So i've bought a new hard drive should get it in a couple of days.
    Can some1 please help me install it & load a new OS on it?
     

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