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    Angry Windows Boot manager?!?!?!?!

    I have recently purchased a LogiQ laptop and i have only used it for the past week or two. I now have an error message on a black and white screen saying:

    "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

    1. Insert your windows installation disk and restart your computer
    2. Choose your language, and then click "Next"
    3. Click "Repair your computer"

    If you do not have the disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance

    File: \Boot\BCD
    Status: 0Xc000000f
    Info: an error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data."

    I am the system administrator and this "Notebook Computer" did NOT come with a windows installation disk, the O/S (Vista Basic) was pre-installed.

    PLEASE FIND ME A SOLUTION!!!
    the manufacturers website has apparently been down/moved since october and i cannot get a reply from the email address provided. PLEASE HELP

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    Hmm, sounds like your MBR is broken.

    I use linux and refuse to touch vista but to me it sounds like your Hard drive may be failing. I have seen similar things happen to windows xp machines prior to a hdd failure.
    Try this

    EDIT: Vista Recovery Disc | Recovery Download | PC World

    burn the iso to disk and boot from it.

    If its just the booting that its having trouble with it you might be able to repair that.
    First try the repair option in the cd.

    If it doesn't work you may have to do it manually.

    If you can get to the command prompt on the recovery cd (not sure as i have not used it myself) type
    Code:
    C:
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    Then restart and hope it works.
    Not sure what caused this if not a hard drive failure. You haven't tried to dual boot it have you?
    Last edited by llawwehttam; 21st December 2009 at 10:26 PM. Reason: PC world provide a direct download

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    re: llawwehttam

    Hmm, sounds like your MBR is broken.

    I use linux and refuse to touch vista but to me it sounds like your Hard drive may be failing. I have seen similar things happen to windows xp machines prior to a hdd failure.
    Try this

    EDIT: Vista Recovery Disc | Recovery Download | PC World

    burn the iso to disk and boot from it.

    If its just the booting that its having trouble with it you might be able to repair that.
    First try the repair option in the cd.



    The link is broken - website says the file could not be found

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    Ok try this link.

    Windows 7 Recovery Disc

    The links are near the bottom of the page.

    I think PC-world took the other down.

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