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Old 05-13-2007, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a new laptop with Vista in it and the first thing I did was go to run type in MSCONFIG and disable everything from start up. I always do this with my computer. I never had any problems. Someone even told me that if you disable something from start up and your computer needs it, the computer will enable it automatically. I dont know if thats true or not but apparently thats not the case with Vista. I can't turn on my laptop now. I can still get to command prompt. Is there any way that I can get to MSCONFIG with command prompt? Or is there anything else I can do to fix it?
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doesn't turn on or doesn't go to windows? you should still be able to get to vista from safe mode.
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doesnt go to windows and wow I totally forgot about safe mode. Thanks Ill go reboot in safe mode

EDIT: I just rebooted in safe mode and I still cant get to windows I get start up repair and after it runs it says that it cant repair the problem it wont let me get to windows
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you got the Boot disk's from the factory you might have to reinstall window's compleatly to fix the problem.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Im not home right now so I dont have any of the CDs I was hoping to get it fixed right now.
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erm, can you get some one from home to drop off the disk's? or can you get to the shop you got the laptop from?
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nope. getting to the disks is not an option. There has to be a way that I can open msconfig from command prompt isnt there a way?
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Quick idea do you have a recovery partition? some manufacturers give you a partition for emergences just like this, a option should show up like [f10] for recovery on the BIOS screen.
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I hit F10 and that takes me to "PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility" I dont see an option for recovery though.
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It might not be [f10] in your case look at the options on your BIOS screen it might me one of them.
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