Computer won't boot vista

Microsoft Windows vista home premium w/s...
October 19, 2009 at 12:41:07
Specs: Windows Vista Home premium 32 bit, AMD Turion x2 64 @2.0ghz, 3gb ram
Recently the computer won't boot vista, it just stays at the screen with the little yellow bar thing. It won't boot into safe mode, the startup repair doesn't change anything, and i tired to boot into last good known config to no avail. When i try safe mode it gets to "Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys" then stops doing anything. I assume i got to reinstall with the recovery disks (again... vista is really starting to get on my nerves), but I'm curious as to what probably caused it, or if there is an easy fix.

Edit: Ohh and a way to get files off of it would be super, thanks ;)

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October 19, 2009 at 14:33:48
Read & try this

To get files from hard disk, try a bootable cd like knoppix

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October 19, 2009 at 17:23:22
I got the files off the hard disk using ubuntu, but now I'm really scared. I tried out that disk i made from your link, but after it did the "windows is loading files screen," it went back to the same standard vista loading screen and froze up, after about a minute or two i heard the cd spin down. Then i tried the Toshiba recovery dvd that was made with the laptop. The same thing happened. Also I thought i'd say this, while working on it, the hard drive cover fell off! Had this thing under a year and the screws already vibrated themselves loose. The hard drive looks to still be in, and while transfering files from the laptop to the desktop it had no problems.

The thing finally relented and allowed me to use the recover disks, so i'm in the clear now. IDK what it was really, i just tried another time before i brought this laptop to a shooting range or something and it loaded it up right away.

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