My beloved laptop is a HP Pavilion dv9925nr running Vista Home Premium. It tries to boot going to a black screen saying something is 'inaccessible' wanting me to use a disk and restart. Advice greatly appreciated!!
I have Advanced System Care Pro and use it frequently. I installed it on my mom's computer also. I just ran a scan on this computer (my mom's). The computer runs fine, but the registry scan is reading 1,042 problems. The program says these are unnecessary, incorrect or invalid entries. On my computer, I let the program decide and delete. I strongly suspect that I allowed this cleanup utility to eat the registry.
I also put in a partition that day, but Paragon stopped with a prompt to check the disk and cross linked files. I scanned it with Windows and Advanced System Care. Both showed nothing wrong. I then used the backup to restore files. I used whatever Windows has to partition and noticed the backup came back quite a bit smaller than it started out. After that, error prompts and crash.
I am not sure what to do next. I ordered the restore disk
c from HP. I'm wondering how much good that will do. I have a copy of Vista Home Premium on iso. I was told my license is good to reinstall with a retail copy. I changed the BIOS to boot from disk, which is being ignored. It does run. The light is on and I can hear it. I tried DBAN for a clean install. Same problem. It very well could be that I burned the iso wrong and it isn't a bootable format. I am totally lost!