|Initial problem was laptop wouldn't boot, |
various different error messages & tried
numerous fixes with no real joy. Eventually
decided to do a reinstall. The F8 option
brought up reinstallation menu using the
partition and it started but then failed part way
through - kept doing so. Also tried the
reinstallation disk, which is a 'full' version
supplied with the laptop. Got to a message
saying boot manager error & ntkrnlpa.exe was
At this point decided to backup the data and
wipe the main partition. Inserted reinstallation
disk & now keep getting the same error that
windows/system32/ntkrnlpa.exe is missing or
corrupt (which it would be if the partition is
blank!!). Also tried a different Vista disk, same result.
Anyway, I now suspect that the boot manager
is locked into the BIOS somehow, but has
anyone got any other ideas or ways around
this before I throw it back at Gateway?
"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."