HP G60 laptop OEM Vista h. Prem startup failed to start Windows. A recent hardware or software change might be the Cause. ... Running in a State of Limited Diagnostic... »

I have a 4 years old HP G60-235DX computer laptop Vista Home Premium OEM factory installed.  I had been doing the blue screen of death the last 8 months.  On Tuesday afternoon, I ran ChkDsk.  It was taking too long so I hit the power button.  now on startup, a message indicates "Windows Failed To Start."  A recent hardware or software change might be the Cause. "I tried to restore it to 4pmPST (Tuesday 7/2), but he sent the message:"your computer is running In A Limited Diagnostic State.  If you use the system restore in this Limited State, you can't undo the restore operation. "Expert Microsoft at the reception of the answer took me by (attempt), safe mode safe mode with network (failed attempt), last known good configuration (failed attempt).   He said that he needs me to order a HP recovery disk because the Vista system files are corrupted, damaged or missing.   Does this sound correct?  Try to get a good HP # order JUST a recovery disk.   I was the victim of the "have you tried to fix your own computer without HP offers you a recovery disk?   This is what happens when you try to fix it yourself without HP offers you a recovery disk. »

Thank you.
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