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laptop will not start

April 13, 2010 at 09:56:42
Specs: Windows XP

Have just tried to use my laptop the black screen saysError 1 Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist
underneath it says a list of help headings and do not know where to start
grub>
what do i do now i have tried to reboot says
ACPI Reclaim memory not found
done
Fallback1
find--set-root/bootmgr
(hd0,0)
filesystem type is ntfs, partion type 0x7
Chainloader/ bootmgr
Error 14: invalid or unsupported executable format
Fallback2
Find --set-root/ntldr
Error 17: file not found
Booting enter command line
Boot failedĀ” press any key to enter command lines

Then what do i do?????? please help me


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#1
April 13, 2010 at 09:58:03

Sorry i am using Vista home Basic
OS is cant office

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#2
April 13, 2010 at 10:25:44

... make sure there is'nt a cd in the tray!

... try tapping <F8> key @ bootup you should see a menu, select "repair" using arrow up/down <key> [press enter]


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#3
April 13, 2010 at 11:11:23

no wont do anything just keeps asking for a proper command

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#4
April 13, 2010 at 14:46:00

... please post the exact laptop make and model numbers here

... had the laptop been dual booting with Linux prior?

(GRUB often replaces the original MBR code when a Windows user tries out Linux for the first time)

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#5
April 13, 2010 at 15:58:34

... hi "chipper09" ... I know zippo about Linux but I'm ok @ searching stuff!

...unhook any usb sticks! ...@ that command:

... (type) root (hd0

... then press the "tab" <key> and post back what you see here.

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#6
April 14, 2010 at 01:14:31

the laptop is a HP nx7300
no USB stick in there now just about to type in the other instruction

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#7
April 14, 2010 at 01:16:42

ok i am not using Linux
Vista home basic and open windows

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#8
April 14, 2010 at 01:18:49

tried typing in root(hdo

says unrecognisable command


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#9
April 14, 2010 at 04:42:58

tried again
typed root(hdo

said
Grub root(hdo


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#10
April 14, 2010 at 05:41:49

... do'nt forget the space before ( and the 0 is numerical.


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#11
April 14, 2010 at 05:59:27

ok
forgot the space just did it again says
possible partitons are
partiton number : 0, filesystem type ntfs, partition type 0x7
partition number : 4, file system type ntfs, partition type 0x7

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#12
April 14, 2010 at 06:00:53

... this may be another option (if it has a recovery partition)

... by pressing click>> <F11> key which should start the recovery process with an option to "to backup the user files before beginning the recovery" otherwise all unsaved/notbacked-up files will be "hosed"

... if you succeed with the commands in the previous post there may still be a way to boot into your already used Vista when the details are posted !


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#13
April 14, 2010 at 06:04:43

... ok type

parttype (hd0,0) 0x7

... and restart the laptop!

... (type) reboot


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#14
April 14, 2010 at 06:05:14

have just pressed F11 nothing is there anything else i need to do not good on computer

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#15
April 14, 2010 at 06:11:59

Hi
just tried that

boot failed ! press any key to enter command line


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#16
April 14, 2010 at 06:13:33

... turn it off ... then turn it back on ...please


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#17
April 14, 2010 at 06:17:06

says same as above boot failed enter any key to enter command line

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#18
April 14, 2010 at 06:20:05

... try (type):

parttype (hd0,4) 0x7


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#19
April 14, 2010 at 06:22:21

no same message

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#20
April 14, 2010 at 06:27:40

... ok try (type):

root (hd0,0) 0x7

... do you have a recovery disk? ... did you create one?


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#21
April 14, 2010 at 06:30:18

dont think so
it crashed before christmas and i took it to the shop they reinstalled vista for me as i did not have any disks turned out to be a dud copy asked to activate after 30 days couldnt as the shop did a runner after taking my 100 euro so i used a crack its been fine
then this has happened

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#22
April 14, 2010 at 06:36:45

... oh dear!

... did you click blue link in response 12?

... you'll have to wait for other responses

... be back later ......................................

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#23
April 14, 2010 at 07:07:39

Thanks appreciate it

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#24
April 14, 2010 at 13:44:48

In case you don't know, GRUB is a boot loader that is used by many Linux distros. If you're getting a GRUB error, it's possible that someone tried to install a version of Linux & probably botched the installation. If not you, then who?

Although now that I see the chainloader message, GRUB may have been installed as the boot loader for Windows. Notice what is stated in the following link:

"Proprietary OS's such as Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP, and OS/2 are supported via a chain-loading function"

http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/gr...


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#25
April 14, 2010 at 14:46:58

... what's the post when you try "response 20"?

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#26
April 15, 2010 at 19:50:40

"Vista home basic and open windows" What is open windows ??

It seems you have grub2 installed. At the command prompt for gurb type in :

set root=(hd0,1)
chainloader +1
boot

The above should get you into Vista but does not fix the problem.


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#27
April 16, 2010 at 02:15:13

This problem is not a Vista fault, it is caused by the "hack" which you said you applied. You need to reinstall with an original copy of Vista.

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#28
April 25, 2010 at 04:36:28

http://www.computing.net/answers/li...


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