original title: OxcOOOOOOf Error
My laptop crashed. I used my original recovery to boot. I get a message from Windows Boot Manager as follows:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert you Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your Computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact you system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: The seelected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
This does not work. Any suggestions, and no I haven't changed any before the crash.
My computer is 2 years old, when I bought it, it came with Windows XP with a upgrade to Vista when Vista was released, so I do have the upgrade on DVD. I could not boot it from the recovery disc that I made after installing Vista, so I tried the recovery
disc that Geek Squad made with XP on it, that booted and took me to the black screen with the message to insert the Vista installation disc. That gave me the blue screen to choose language etc... choose repair my computer... could not repair no OS system found...
tried the install Vista and that tells me my product key is invalid.
* Please try a lower page number.
* Please enter only numbers.