New sound card might have killed my Vista install? - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2009, 11:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5

Originally Posted by Mak213 View Post
If you have the Vista DVD you can boot to that and it has a option in the Repair section for using Restore Points. If none are available you can get the data off the drive. It might take some work but you should be able to do it in XP easily.

At most it would require you to take ownership of the Vista files. But that isnt that hard to do. Once you did you could get the data you wanted off of Vista and from there format that drive/partition and reinstall.

If using XP doesnt work you could always use a Linux LiveCD as well. That should allow you to get the data off of the Vista install so you dont lose all that data.

Good Deal man, gonna give it a go tonight. I'll let ya know if I succeed with getting my data backed up through XP, since booting off the Vista DVD is only resulting in BSOD's. Good looking out-

I would like everybody on here to know that I am indeed a huge ****** bag. After deleting both of my operating systems I threw in Vista for a fresh install to solve this sound card problem once and for all. And guess what? I got the same BSOD as I did before...even with a formatted hard drive. You see I'm to smart and certainly to stubborn to run memtest one more time...why should I? I just did it last week after all. Well, I ran memtest after my most recent BSOD and I got about 80,000 errors within seconds. Turns out (of course) 2 sticks of my memory were screwed. So yes, everybody cheer me...countless hours of frustration, to deleted OS's and two threads on two different forums...just to discover it was a memory problem. I am king ******.

Mickeycoronado is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which sound card? scrimstar Computer Audio and Multimedia 52 03-18-2009 03:28 AM
No sound with Video card install Inferit7799 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 11-26-2008 01:47 PM
Any harm in having onboard audio activated + PCI sound card? Jayce Linux and Open Source 4 11-05-2008 12:31 AM
Windows Vista SP1 Download Osiris Microsoft Windows and Software 42 03-22-2008 03:23 AM
Hotrodding the X-Fi Apokalipse Overclocking and Modding 9 08-13-2007 10:39 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.