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VISTA KILLED MY BIOS...what do I do next?



 
 
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Old August 29th 06, 11:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
matasvytautas
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Default VISTA KILLED MY BIOS...what do I do next?


Gee, did I make the people who work for Microsoft irrate? Since this is a
beta version it is supposed to have glitches..The XP operating system has
NEVER MODIFIED MY BIOS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO HAVE THE COMPUTER ENTER A PREBOOT
ENVIRONMENT. But why waste time telling you all this....someone else already
helped me get my computer back up and running without being "uppity" about
it. This OS will flop big time for Microsoft. People will only switch over
when forced to for hardware issues. Too bad, I was expecting something
better. Yeah and LINUX works just fine on my computer. Unlike VISTA...You
guys have the communist mentality-only one OS...others are evil....but you
could learn from them...and from us. But since you don't like me posting what
actuallly happened...then that's fine with me..
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Old September 2nd 06, 03:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Hilmar
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Default VISTA KILLED MY BIOS...what do I do next?

you just get back what you seeded (by telling everybody to not waste their
time with it). Vista will not modify your bios, period. I can see that it
messes up your partition table and mbr, which would lead to the listed
problems.

but bios, if that was true, then hats off to MS.


"matasvytautas" wrote in message
news

Gee, did I make the people who work for Microsoft irrate? Since this is a
beta version it is supposed to have glitches..The XP operating system has
NEVER MODIFIED MY BIOS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO HAVE THE COMPUTER ENTER A
PREBOOT
ENVIRONMENT. But why waste time telling you all this....someone else
already
helped me get my computer back up and running without being "uppity" about
it. This OS will flop big time for Microsoft. People will only switch over
when forced to for hardware issues. Too bad, I was expecting something
better. Yeah and LINUX works just fine on my computer. Unlike VISTA...You
guys have the communist mentality-only one OS...others are evil....but you
could learn from them...and from us. But since you don't like me posting
what
actuallly happened...then that's fine with me..


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Old September 2nd 06, 04:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
John Barnes
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Default VISTA KILLED MY BIOS...what do I do next?

:-))


"Hilmar" wrote in message
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you just get back what you seeded (by telling everybody to not waste their
time with it). Vista will not modify your bios, period. I can see that it
messes up your partition table and mbr, which would lead to the listed
problems.

but bios, if that was true, then hats off to MS.


"matasvytautas" wrote in message
news

Gee, did I make the people who work for Microsoft irrate? Since this is a
beta version it is supposed to have glitches..The XP operating system has
NEVER MODIFIED MY BIOS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO HAVE THE COMPUTER ENTER A
PREBOOT
ENVIRONMENT. But why waste time telling you all this....someone else
already
helped me get my computer back up and running without being "uppity"
about
it. This OS will flop big time for Microsoft. People will only switch
over
when forced to for hardware issues. Too bad, I was expecting something
better. Yeah and LINUX works just fine on my computer. Unlike VISTA...You
guys have the communist mentality-only one OS...others are evil....but
you
could learn from them...and from us. But since you don't like me posting
what
actuallly happened...then that's fine with me..




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Old September 6th 06, 02:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
matasvytautas
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Default VISTA KILLED MY BIOS...what do I do next?


What actually happened is as such, I decided to wipe out the hard drive and
did so accordingly. However, uninstalling Vista using this method did indeed
modify my BIOS. It could no longer find the hard drive. The fix was simple.
Flash the BIOS and everything works fine. When I wrote to this forum, I
though (silly me) that I would get a quick and accurate reply since my
problem was not complicated to resolve, but required knowledge that I lacked.
Since I am testing Vista and this is the place to try to find answers to my
problems (a bug in the OS if you ask me) then I tried to find the answer
here...but this is a problem that many people could encounter..and could
cause the same problems for them also. So that is why I pointed out the
problem..
 




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