March 8th, 2012, 08:43 AM
dell vostro 1500
I have a Dell Vostro 1500 series laptop running Windows XP. It does not load into the splash screen I have to hit F8 to get the "safe mode menu and the other different options to appear" no matter what option I choose it still says the following file is missing or corrupt vgaoem.fon it tells me to insert the windows XP disk and run the repair option. Problem is my friend doesn't have the disk. I ran diaqnostics on the system:
Here is the output: cables - hardware pass
system - system tests pass
hard drive DST
test results fail
ERROR CODE 2000-0146
MSG: 1ST LOG CONT
I believe the hard drive is no good in the laptop. I don't have an extra external drive to test this. What I do have is a Windows Vista 32bit cd that came with my Dell I was wondering if that work. This is a clients computer that needs to be up and running. Al helpis greatly appreciated.
March 8th, 2012, 10:52 AM
Didn't state what version of XP it's running. ie:> Home - Professional etc etc
i just grabbed this from an XP pro disc sitting in my draw:> http://www.yoursecurityforums.com/VGAOEM.rar
Extract it onto a usb stick, then boot up the PC via a liveCD then just copy the file into the needed directory.
system32 or something along those lines i think.
March 8th, 2012, 11:30 AM
March 16th, 2012, 04:52 PM
from what I know, you can install Windows from another CD, it's important that you have the key.
Last edited by reto; March 26th, 2012 at 10:38 AM.
March 16th, 2012, 05:58 PM
just torrent the CD
all you need is the software
grabbing that isn't an issue
it is only when you crack the key they get pi55ed
as for Vista, it won't work against an XP setup
and also to me too, the HDD is destined to fail soon
generally, I have found that once a system starts giving out error messages re - OS bit n bobs missing
that it will soon fail totally
can you not slave the drive ASAP
grab all the data from it and back it up
ideally BEFORE you tyr the rescue?
luck to you
and if you were local, I would send you a CD, got a pile of genuine MS XP Pro discs, from my various jobs over the years
never could just drop em into the bin
luck to you
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