I'm really hoping someone can help me! I've read thru dozens of threads to no avail. The laptop I use for budgeting, research and games has Windows Vista. I was downloading some trial games (probably too many at one time) and my system crashed. I don't have the installation disk, nor the pre-installed "Start-up Recovery", did the F8 thing to no avail and I can not afford to loose any files.
I get absolutely no where but back to the Windows Boot Manager screen telling me that Windows failed to start. The following information is referenced:
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.