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Old 29-09-2012, 12:18 PM
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Tried corkonians suggestion with no joy. I would guess that the boot start up is broken and that is that. The final option is the cd that dblx suggested, I'm looking for that now and I reckon that might be the answer. Thanks dblx. Rooting through my junk room now looking for the cd.

Appreciate all the help on this and hope that this process helps others with similar problems.
if rebuilding the bcd or fixboot doesn't work then it's the usual crappy vista issues.

everything else as you say tests ok

recover your data do a clean install (preferably xp or w7) and start afresh...
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Old 30-09-2012, 12:01 AM
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Doesn't sound good only thing now is the attempt that I have to go through to save the valuable data on the hard drive? Is their a way to do this?
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Old 22-02-2017, 09:53 AM
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looking for a recommendation on somewhere in town or southside for laptop repair, have a fairly old sony laptop which is in bad need of an overhaul thanks
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looking for a recommendation on somewhere in town or southside for laptop repair, have a fairly old sony laptop which is in bad need of an overhaul thanks
What exactly is the problem, pal?
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Old 26-04-2017, 09:25 AM
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Download this..https://www.pendrivelinux.com/downlo...er-1.9.7.7.exe
Use that to install this...https://download.fedoraproject.org/p..._64-25-1.3.iso
you'll need a 8gb usb stick, then boot your laptop from USB when you're finished, so it bypasses the Hard drive to start and you can browse the internal hard drive after it starts.
Obviously you'll need to use someone else's computer to do this..it's easy.
Good luck with it

I do realise he's probably got it fixed or binned it by now, but it's a good solution for a universal problem.
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