sabrex wrote:Usualy try F9 then on the option f8 then "repair my computer" if that doesnt work then are you running Windows Vista® Home Basic ? or some other vista prem ?
Hi, thanks for replying. I have returned the laptop to my friend for the time being.
However, as I remember F2 let me enter the bios settings, f10 brought up and option said something about system32 \ winload.exe with two brackets [ ] with a log space between, there was no other option but to hit enter which loaded windows. The f 8 key brought up the advanced menu, but no recovery options. All other F keys simply asked which O.S to boot into, and there was only one Vista.Basic ( recovered )
I don't know what the ' recovered ' meant, but entering that booted windows normally.
In the computer properties ( right click my computer), it also said the OS was Vista.Basic (recovered)