Fixing a computer crash
by illdiablo - 8/10/12 3:21 AM
We recently had a power outage in my home that appears to have crashed one of the family computers.
I have misplaced the start-up discs that came with the computer, and I never made back up discs.
I own 2 identical HP computers that we purchased as a bundle.
What I would like to know is this:
If I create back up discs on the computer that is operating, would I be able to use them on the one that is not working, and get it working again?
The computer that is not working has the following displayed on the screen at start up--
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings and click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, (which I unfortunately do not), contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
Any help that you might be able to give me with this problem will be greatly appreciated!