If so maybe Windows System Restore?
I have a Lenovo X61 Tablet that runs Vista. Recently I wanted to get some files off some old Iomega 100 MB Zip discs and so I got a Parallel Port external Zip drive and proceeded to load the drivers that came with the drive.
They were old (pre-Vista by a long shot), but I was used to such programs going on-line to see if there was an update to use instead. Well, it didn't. It went ahead and loaded what it had. And, in the process messed up my ThinkPad!
Now, Vista won't boot at all! Instead, I get a black screen that says my recent installation caused a problem and the following program is corrupt or missing. - Winload.exe. Status 0xc000000e.
Now, they say I can put in my Windows installation disck and use the repair function. However, Lenovo doesn't send such things with there machines. They use what they call ThinkVantage to give one the "ultimate" help. But, it wants me to return the system to factory specs by doing a total reload of software they originally loaded.
I happen to have a lot of other programs and data on this machine, so I am trying to repair the program(s) affected rather than reload all. I'd even go for an update to Windows 7 if that would do it in its updating process. But, that says to have the earlier OS running to start, I read.
So, any ideas on an approach that will get my system up and running with out having to go back to square one?
Thanks to all who try to help, in advance.