vista boot problem

October 13, 2009 at 13:32:20
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, 2.6 GHz / 2813 MB

hi all. please accept my apologies if this similar query has been answered i am on my phone an this would take an age to sort through. basically my pc will not boot up correctly. it starts up an then goes to a blank screen with the mouse pointer. all start up techniques come up the same an starting from last known good config does not resolve this either. when startin in any safe mode the problem file seems to be "crc disk". what little info i have managed to research has not helped. i have been given a boot disk containing bart pe which allows me to run check disk which also did not help. has anyon come across this an have a solution?? ill be happy to give any info needed. thanks Bowsa

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#1
October 13, 2009 at 15:42:51

You should not use a barts pe disk on vista to repair. I'd consider a vistape instead.

If your system can not boot even to safe mode then consider booting to Vista DVD and try the different repair's that can be done.

Might have to use your live cd to copy off your personal data to flash or external usb or networked storage. Then consider reload to OEM state. If you have a recovery partition be careful not to loose it.

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#2
October 13, 2009 at 16:33:56

... try tapping <F8> key @ bootup select "repair" option

... if "repair" does'nt fix reboot or continue to System Restore select a date before the problem!

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#3
October 13, 2009 at 18:06:53

To fix this problem, insert the windows vista installation disk, boot from it, and click install now, but then click repair. Click to open command prompt and in the Command line type the following in order. (Note: a new line means a new command)

C:
CHKDSK /R /F

It will take a few hours to run, but once it is done, reboot and your computer should be working fine :D

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#4
October 15, 2009 at 12:22:26

I have been experiencing the exact same problem. Nothing works so far. I have done the interrupt with F2, F8 and ESC. I have come across various screens, the restore point doesn't work on any three of the dates I have for options. Finally, I managed to get a command prompt in dos. I entered "dir" for the drive c, drive d, and apparently there is a drive x. C only has six files, D only has two files and X has a million (exag.). From the Command Prompt, I entered "regedit" which opened the registry via windows. I am too unfamiliar with registry keys and will not make any changes or delete anything. That's as far as I got with it, but I am bound set and determined to NOT lose my pictures (nope, didn't back up b/c I am so used to xp and assumed vista would be better... WRONG)....Will keep trying and posting my progress... Suggestions more than welcome!

Oh yeah, at one point I was prompted to log in as an administrator and it said that account had been disabled. weird.


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#5
October 16, 2009 at 02:17:18

hi all,

none of the above have worked....;( any other ideas.

if you have none, if you could ask around that would be a great help.

thanks


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#6
October 16, 2009 at 03:52:25

If the load up stops at " crc disk " then it would seem that the HDD is damaged .

Cyclic Redundancy check of the disk checks the number of bytes stated with the actual number , if they don't match the check fails .

In the first place copy the important files to backup .

Find the maker of the disc IE. Seagate , Seagate have a tool called Seatools that you burn to disc and boot from , this will repair a Seagate drive .

The maker of your HDD may have a similar tool .

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#7
October 19, 2009 at 11:10:43

Hi thanks for the reply.

i would accept this although, after doing some reearch this seems to be a problem after installing a certain update through microsoft.

and the computer is never moved especially when being used, so it would be hard for the hardrive to fail......wouldn't it? (thats a question not an arsey statement)

any other ideas.....or are you all as stumped as me???

thanks


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#8
October 19, 2009 at 11:46:57

No that's not an " arsey " question , but now we have more information , It happened after an update .
I think you need to do a start-up repair , From a disc , this tutorial from bleeping computers explains how

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...

You may also not have a Full install disk , so this will do .


http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windo...

Nb. you do not need to use a torrent downloader for this disc just
double click on the down loaded link and select the browser of choice .


Some people have reported problems when they have burned this disk with Nero , I have had no problems with Vista's burner or Cdburnerxp ,
just slow the burn speed down a bit ,

If start-up repair does not do it for you try system restore .

A repair from a disc will work when sometimes it does not from a HDD .


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