Re: Recoverig from Vista crash
Look for a Winlogon application event in eventviewer with a time just after
the complete disk check. It will have the disk check result. Look there
particularly for the report of bad sectors. Clearly you had disk errors and
your user profile was damaged. If there are bad sectors reported, you
should retrieve your data and replace the hard drive. If this machine is
only 2 months old it should be under warranty.
If it a not a matter of bad sectors, the data damage may be due to malware
or various other possible causes.
There are a number of ways of retrieving your data. As you not, it can be
done through a network connection if you are able to run. You may have to
take ownership of the old profiles data files. The drive could also be
connected to another computer by a USB adaptor or otherwise for data
"5Circles" <5Circles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I wish I could create a more targeted subject line, but at this point I'm
> exactly sure what to ask. I'm starting data recovery, and looking for
> on my strategy going forward - in particular should I do a complete
> restore (my inclination), or will I be able to create a stable system some
> other way?
> The system is a 2 month old laptop, HP DV6780SE running Vista Home
> It has been running well, but just started acting suspiciously - with a
> couple of important applications (including Outlook and HP Advisor)
> working occasionally for no obvious reason. I can't put my finger on
> anything that caused the problems - I just saw a slowly increasing number
> times applications were crashing and decided to try checking the disk to
> if that would help.
> I tried checking the disk from Disk Properties | Tools, but wasn't able
> complete the check (can't remember what exactly happened). So I tried
> setting the checkbox for a complete check on restart. This seems like a
> mistake in retrospect. When I restarted, the system presented me with
> messages about problems with files and renaming etc (I didn't write down
> messages - another mistake). I didn't see what happened when all these
> changes were complete, but eventually it presented me with a login
> When I logged in, I saw messages about the profile being new, and when I
> tried to run Outlook I got a message about Outlook not being installed for
> the current user.
> The c:\users folder has folders for the regular user (the only one ever
> up on this machine), public, and also TEMP. TEMP is now the default
> for this user. I think I can find out a way of getting the files from the
> regular user to my network, although I haven't figured it out yet.
> Any suggestions/thoughts/comments?