Windows Eror Recovery help

Dell Inspiron 1720 (intel pentium dual...
July 16, 2009 at 00:03:22
Specs: Windows Vista, 3
Hello. I'm in a drastic need of help. My sister pressed the button that manually shutsdown the computer during a restart. Now My Windows doesn't work, and I need this computer in a couple of days for a huge presentation at work. I cannot afford to lose my information.

The error I receive is:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose start windows normally.

I launch the startup repair (recommended), but it brings me back to the same window. The start windows normally button also eventually brings me back to it.


I've tried doing a soft restore, but it didn't work. I've asked Yahoo Answers, and one person told me to do some things, but I have no clue how to do it or where to do it. Here's what they said:

you have Vista, and the above doesn't work, these are some other solutions.

- Edit the boot options with BCDEDIT
- Make sure you installed the OS with the hdd controller driver, and it
should be up to date when your OS has been installed.
- Scan your hard disk with Chkdsk /f /r (from inside the OS) or Chkdsk /r
(from the repair install)
- Try bootrec /fixboot, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /rebuildbcd from
the repair install.

I need user friendly instructions.
If you have anything else I could try, please tell me.

Oh yeah, and I think my model is right. All I'm sure of is Its a Dell Inspiron 1720.


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#1
July 16, 2009 at 06:06:53
... tap "F8" key @ boot-up select "Safe mode with command prompt" [press ENTER]

(type) bcdedit /enum [ENTER]

... using this format anything listed as "unknown" under {**}

... ie... {bootmgr}
device <<<<<>>>>>>> unknown

... post here under the {relevant} << heading

... or work it out.....thx


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#2
July 16, 2009 at 08:35:35
Tried booting it with command prompt. It loaded the windows files, and brought me back to the windows error recovery screen.

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#3
July 16, 2009 at 09:07:20
... do you have or can you borrow Vista DVD?.. just so you can access command prompt!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...

... if not I can PM a couple of links to download an "iso" that boot-up with only the "repair" options + command prompt

... about 250MB let me know!


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#4
July 16, 2009 at 09:13:37
I can't get a Vista disk.
What's an iso?

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#5
July 16, 2009 at 09:49:02
http://ask-leo.com/what_are_iso_fil...

... still want the links?

... I will pm on request !


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#6
July 16, 2009 at 09:55:22
I would still like the links, please.

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#7
July 16, 2009 at 10:26:27
... when you've extracted the iso burn it to cd

... this (free) software can burn the iso image to cd

http://www.nch.com.au/burn/index.html


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#8
July 16, 2009 at 22:45:49
... "Canttough"... I have sent the links to you twice via "pm"

... you'll have to click on "My Home" then click "Private message center" to read them!


... you need to download both and place them in the same folder to be able extract the content


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#9
July 18, 2009 at 13:17:00
OHHHHH
I couldn't find the Private Message Place for mine.
My presentation already passed, but still a broken laptop.

One question.

Does doing that erase all my information? Like my files and stuff?


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#10
July 19, 2009 at 01:33:09
... strange I am receiving your pm's

"...Does doing that erase all my information? Like my files and stuff..." ...Nope!

... your files will be intact

... pm me your email address and I'll pass on the links


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