Lately my PC has been having boot-up issues... it's not the "BOOT DISK NOT FOUND."
Vista just doesn't want to turn off half of the time. Usually if I turn off the computer, unplug it, switch ATA Cables (HDD Data Cable) and turn the thing back on it "sometimes" turns on. Resetting the BIOS does NOTHING. So here what Vista gives me.
Windows cannot start because the kernel is missing or corrupt.
Windows could not start because the Boot manger is missing or corrupt.
Or sometime it will give me a RANDOM file such as iopci.sys
Now with winload.exe and the random .sys files I can usually get past by pressing ENTER a numerous times :/
We still have this problem even after changing the ram, mobo, and video card.
I have ran numerous CHKDSK without any errors.
And randomly right after the Boot orb comes up it will give me a random BSOD. (PAGEFAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA) (It isn't ALWAYS that one.)
My specs are:
Pentium 4 @ 2.80GHz
40GB ATA HDD
Nvida Geforce 210 1GB
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L (Mobo)
I have cleaned the dust out of my computer too, and reseated the ram.
Do Your Self A Favor And Backup Your Computer , Remove That Junk , And Orginize your stuff :D