I am using a HP laptop since past 14 months and never had any problem with the same. Yesterday I was working on my laptop, suddenly I needed to went for some work, I left the system on and went away. When I came back after an hour I saw laptop was turned off. When I rebooted it back it was not able to pass the Compaq logo. I tried restarting 3 to 4 times but the result was same.
I left it on logo and waited it to respond. After few minutes suddenly the laptop flash a message asking me to put Media CD and hit and key to continue. Well I don’t have Vista installation CD as it came pre-installed with the laptop. The all I have is a self made recovery disc. I inserted the same and it took me to system recovery ,clicked yes to have it recovered to factory specs. Then I clicked next, and an error came up saying “Error 100a”.
Again I am stuck at this stage, restarting the system and recovery console wont help at all. Can anyone please tell me what would have gone wrong automatically? Any idea how can I fix it? Many thanks.