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Computer Fall

by jlate / December 31, 2008 5:42 PM PST

So my Sony Vaio that I have had for about a year now took a short fall.
At first it worked fine for about half an hour until it suddenly turned off.
When I rebooted it the following came up:

Booting 'Windows Vista'
Vista Loader 2.1.2

fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr
Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x?
chainloader /bootmgr

Error 14: Invalid or unsupported executable format
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'

fallback 2
find --set-root /ntldr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'

Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line.

Is this problem fixable at home? Or will I have to bring it to a computer tech?


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Did you try to recover anything?
by ballaches / December 31, 2008 7:05 PM PST
In reply to: Computer Fall

Try booting it in Safe Mode ( tap F8 when starting). If you get a funky Desktop your good.
Your VAIO computer is equipped with the VAIO Recovery Wizard utility, a quick and easy-to-use system recovery utility.

The VAIO Recovery Wizard utility offers:
Several recovery options to restore specific partitions on your hard disk drive and your preinstalled software programs.
Simple instructions that guide you through several recovery options. You can choose the default selections or customize your computer's recovery.
The ability to recover your computer without using CDs or other external media.

Good Luck

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by jlate / January 1, 2009 10:40 AM PST

well I tried to press F8 while starting and it did nothing but make a high pitched beeping noise. I'm proabably going to bring it to best buy and have it looked at

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