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I Need Some Help With A Laptop With Vista Unknown Specifics

Neither of my hard drives are there nor is my DVD. When starting up my Vista, I get the message "0200 Failure Fixed Disk 0" with the options of continuing by pressing F1 or going to BIOS with F2. I browse and it's very odd. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and

note: Do not install any additional software until after the computer is updated to SP2, and all HP and Microsoft updates have been applied. Good luck. Enjoy! If QuickPlay appears in the search results, click the program name to open the software, and then go to the next step.

I wouldn't go straight to reinstall of the OS without at least looking around a little. The following scenarios describe the potential actions needed to restore the computer to operating condition. Can I use Windows XP Upgrade CD to restore Vista? I booted from the XP CD as described above and did fixmbr only.

I've borrowed a disk from someone & that's what I'm trying to repair it from but when I get to the bootrec command screen, I'm just stumped. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. Information Fraudulent Callers - protect yourself and report it​ Learn what to do if you are contacted by fraudulent callers posing as HP representatives. What am I looking for to repair this problem?

When prompted, select the main hard drive, usually C:, and click OK. Run the HP Health Check utility to update the BIOS and apply all the HP updates. Thank you very much Mr Pogle Helpful +14 Report RangerGord 1Posts Saturday February 21, 2009Registration date February 22, 2009 Last seen Feb 22, 2009 at 06:52 AM Had a problem with There is no webcam listed in Device Manager The drivers for the Imaging devices, which include the webcam, should be displayed in the Device Manager.

Video of performing a system recovery in Windows Vista View this video on YouTube. Vista General Vista Blue Screen Error On LaptopAs soon as you pull the power cord from the laptop, windows vista gives me the blue screen of death error and then restarts. Often, there are small holes near the top center of your display. Or would I have to reformat and re-install the OS?

Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. I have my computer boot from my Windows disk, but then I get to those commands and nothing works. What does it mean? For additional information, see HP Notebook PCs - Update to Vista SP2 Frequently Asked Questions.

You could then disable that software and try to reinstall it. this website Now it is showing the entire 250GB as unallocated. So, what should I do? YOU NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT IS CAUSING SVCHOST TO USE SO MUCH CPU CYCLES.Here's how.

Update the BIOS. I have no X drive. For that purpose you can purchase a grounding strap for your wrist at under $5. You load it up, restart your computer, and press F2 during setup.

weldywire says: 6 years ago I accidentally made a second partition active (and yes I ignored the warning when I did it for some reason). Also, configuring one program may cause a driver conflict with another video program until you exit both programs. If you were unable to create the recovery discs or if you no longer have the discs, contact HP and order a replacement set now.

In some cases, it is not be possible to save files using this backup method.

Run the Microsoft Update utility to apply all the Microsoft Windows patches and updates for Vista. note: The recovery discs will recover the computer to its original condition with the licensed operating system. This solved my no internet issue, thanks! Right-click the HP Webcam-101 or Microsoft USB Video Device driver, and select Update Driver Software.

Remove the battery from the battery compartment. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Check Microsoft and HP web sites for known issues. see here When Recovery Manager is finished backing up files, you can remove the backup disc or storage device and continue with the recovery process (by clicking Next).

Search Google for "malwarebytes free" and get it. I've actually seen this issue with svchost more often be legitimate tasks than malware. But, on the next reboot I ALWAYS have the same problem. Use Windows Update to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2.

If prompted, select your specific notebook model from the list. Aside from that it's just the basics...turn off and disconnect the power first and make sure everything it seated firmly but without applying too much pressure. (You don't want to break From there, I tried a couple more times to boot and the same thing happened. Keeping webcam and software up-to-date HP periodically issues updated drivers and automated support tools to resolve known problems with the webcam and other devices.

Search all support All Support Software, Drivers and Updates Troubleshooting How to Product Information User Guides Cancel Example: “Laserjet P1102w driver” or “HP Pavilion 17-f002na will not turn on” Loading Results On the screen that prompts for Microsoft System Restore select No, and then click Next. On the Windows Update screen, click Check for updates. If I try to do the complete system restore, it says there isn’t a driver to repair at all.

Scan for viruses. Sadly i forgot my back up one from not having used it all, so theres that. Any suggestions ? When i switch on the laptop, i get the following error: "No bootable devices-strike F1 to try reboot, F2 for setup utility.Press F5 to run on board diagnostics" Smiling says: 7

Report susanbee1964- Feb 20, 2009 at 06:27 PM Just wanted to thank you for the message you posted...."run, ncpa.cpl, ok, right click, etc....." I've been having some problems and that helped Improper Lighting and Positioning Can Cause Problems with Webcam Facial-Tracking Function. I also had someone who gave it a try and returned my harddrive to as new condition, that didn't work either. satya rajesh says: 6 years ago I have a problem with my hard disk.

If you have more than one operating system installed, fixmbr and fix boot could mess up everything.” I disagree. I told it to include XP on the boot menu. Also, Vista does have a secret administrator account: user administrator /active:yes Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - How do you mount the NTFS Drive?? I have tried to restore from last known good backup, but it did not find any.