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windows vista won't come up

by ronniegsd / February 9, 2009 10:08 AM PST

hello I need help

I have a 32 bit vista (gateway desktop), during one of the updates installation I had a power outage and now vista wont come up. I can see the bios screen even the start mode (safe mode...) but thats it in wont go up. the screen goes blank. I can hear the computer working in the backround but nothing come back. I lost my recovery disks but I did try to put in the windows 7 beta to see if it would wok like that the dvd is working but it didn't help (can't blame me fro trying)
if I buy windows vista installation disk would it work? what could be the trouble? Please help

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Let's say you have a Gateway machine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 9, 2009 10:27 AM PST
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I went to this page
by ronniegsd / February 9, 2009 12:38 PM PST

the only option I have is pressing F8 and do system recovery, but now its asking for a password for this computer - I never set a password - I am lost. All the other F* options didn't work all led to blank screen. is there a way to bring the "never set password" password.
Or does anyone know if I can buy a recovery disk.
Thank you

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The Windows password is an easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2009 2:39 AM PST
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Thank you it helped
by ronniegsd / February 11, 2009 6:43 AM PST

googled NTpasswd downloaded the free utility and reset my password.
Did the F8 and recovered my computer
Thank you again

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Best of all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2009 9:16 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you it helped

It was all free.

-> Say, doesn't Gateway and others let you make Restore Media?

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they did..
by ronniegsd / February 12, 2009 7:36 AM PST
In reply to: Best of all.

I made the recovery disks and could not find them.

I'll make them again and put them in a safe place this time around.
The only thing is that this machin is known to be a lemon with its overheating and shutting down randomly, thats how I got in trouble in this first place.

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