my aunt asked me to install Windows Vista Home Premium on her comp.,she had XP and it saysWindows Vista capable.When Installing I selected the Upgrade option instead of doing the clean installation. no problems installing,but afterwards everything is running slow. Ibrought the my house to use dsl &installed all the the windows updates in hopes that it would solve the slowness. When that was done the computer restarted itself &said it was configuring the updates & then when I came back to check on it Windows Boot Manager was on the screen saying:
"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
…File: \windows\system32\winload.exe status: 0xc000000f

When i put the vista or the hp reinstall disc in nothing happens. PLEASE help I really dont want to lose everthing. THANKS.
I can’t get past the Windows Boot Manager, I tried pressing F8 to try and get it back to last known good configuration, but pressing F8 doesn’t do anything. I’d be happy if I could just get back to the XP version so she doesn’t lose any of her programs, and then trying to re-install Vista while connected to the internet.

Very much at my wits end here. This noise is driving me bonkers.

I have restarted, closed every program, run virus checks, trojan checks, malware, spyware checks, cleaned my registry, restarted, haven’t added any new hardware or software and I still cannot figure out where this noise is coming from. If the speakers are off, simple – no noise. The time in between the sound varies, sometimes it’s 2 seconds and other times it can be 10 minutes. It sounds like a CHING, cash register or photo snap noise. Happens even when I have nothing open and just there @ the desktop. I know I’m not back doored so nobody has my webcam open and is snapping photos or anything like that. Anybody have any clue as to what this annoying god awful noise is? I can’t listen to anything (videos, music, etc) because the noise adds itself right in there just to bug the crap out of me! There is no noise @ startup, & yahoo, aim or any other messenger is not open and the noise still goes on. HELP!
No screensaver running and it does it all the time no matter what is open or closed, program wise. i have run every anti spyware program out there well …almost and i have no clue where this noise comes from. Was hoping someone else had this happen and could give me an answer.

I’m getting a laptop with Windows 7 for Christmas. I’m thinking about what virus protection I should get on it. Right now on my desktop PC with Windows XP I have 6 virus protection softwares. Avast Antivirus, Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyware Doctor, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Mircrosoft Security Essentials. I really don’t want that many on my new laptop. What would you suggest?

I do have norton antivires & webroot spyswiper is this all I need?

Internet help?

My laptop has trouble with the internet. When I first start the computer, the internet works great. I use internet explorer. I would like to use yahoo browser but somehow, I can’t download it. I have a CD but it’s corrupted. I tried downloading it from the Yahoo Software website, but it didn’t work. Anyways, if I hibernate my computer, and I use it again, the internet explorer won’t work.
It says:
The address is not valid. For every website, it says that. This problem occurs over and over. Please help me!!!
I tried to use the Windows connection diagnostic but it says
There might be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer.
Then there’s three options:
briefly: turn on wireless capability – I use a DSL Modem – AT&T
automatically get new IP settings for the network adapter "Local Area Connection" – tried this numerous times doesn’t work
and: a problem with your network router or broadband modem might be preventing an internet connection
Please help!!!
My computer is 3 weeks old. How do I reinstall the adapters? I don’t even know what a network adapter is. Before I used to use the battery but now I charge it whenever I use it. One more thing, recently, like this week, I’m in the middle of browsing the internet, and it tells me my internet proxy server can’t be found or something similar. I’m so confused.