Re: Vista Partition - Big problem.
Sounds to me like the hard drive died. Had identical symptoms on my parents
computer and was lucky enough to do a full backup when it first started, a
week later it was dead. Hope you have a backup.
"MaliceEssence" <MaliceEssence@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Ok, so I had a hard disk (system) running Vista Business x64...
> It was divided into 2 partitions.
> - One 20GB System partition, and one 230GB EMPTY partition.
> - That's how it was set up when i was given the pc.
> The 20GB partition was about to burst with just the OS and a few apps, so
> decided it needed expanding. Deleted the 230GB, and expanded the 20GB up.
> Have done nothing to it since.
> Turned it on last night and i get the screen where it checks for CPU, HDDs
> and RAM. All there. Then it shows me a black screen with the DOS cursor
> (flashing underscore?), and hangs.
> The same as it does sometimes when you leave a USB hard disk plugged in on
> boot, but i have no peripherals plugged in to it besides keyboard, mouse
> It occasionally displays "SYSTEM BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND
> ENTER" (words to that effect) instead of the DOS cursor.
> Inserting the Vista disk on repair did nothing; It's listing no Restore
> Points and no Backups on that OS, even though i have some of both. Doing
> "Startup Repair" fixes nothing.
> Now i have 2 questions:
> - Have i done something really stupid here?
> - Is there any way to recover or should i just re-install Vista?