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Please help with laptop booting vista

i tried out a "fix" in this forum and it messed my laptop up.

if you cant view that what it said was

1. open msconfig
2. go to boot tab and click advanced
3. change the number of processors to the number of cores and your processor.

i changed mine to two.

this does not work. when i did this and tried to restart my computer i could not log on to vista. the hp manager came on. i tried to use the built in hp program to fix and then restore the system and it would not work. every time i rebooted it kept taking me to the recovery manager i couldnt even get to the vista log in screen. in the hp program one of the other options was to run using command prompt. does anyone know a comand that will change vistas setting to run on only one processor so i can actually boot vista and change the double boot processor settings? or a command to change the settings its self? its not booting because i changed it to boot on 2 processors. please pm me or email me at

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The fixes I know of require a full retail version of Vista. In this case you'll likely have to reinstall or use "recovery DVDs" to get the machine to function again.

Call the maker to ask if they provide a repair install feature of Vista that could save your files.

-> If I wasn't clear. I am saying the files on the machine are at risk. Be sure you copy them out first.

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recovery software

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my hp does have the repair recovery software. but i tried that and it was unable to fix it. i downloaded the windows recovery dvd to try and fix it with a dvd and that still didnt work. are you talking about a different way?

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Either the Microsoft supplied DVD or the one from your laptop maker. You were not clear where this DVD came from so I can't comment on that.

It's a failed system so get your files out then ask them how to fix it. This is starting to look like a warranty issue.

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