Vista isn't wanting to boot?

Hewlett-packard / Asterope
July 22, 2011 at 13:32:22
Specs: Windows XP 32-Bit Service Pack 3, 2.80 GHz / 2048Mb
Hello,

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.

ntkplra.exe
Windows cannot start because the kernel is missing or corrupt.

winload.exe
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
2GB DDR2
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


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#1
July 24, 2011 at 08:11:25
The disk (hard drive) may be starting to fail (chkdsk is unable to tell you that).

You need to test the drive with the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software.
You will need to download the DOS version & create a bootable CD from the downloaded ISO file. Then boot your PC from that CD.

The links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...


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#2
July 24, 2011 at 21:33:55
I would also try a startup repair if you have a Vista disc just in case it's not a hardware issue.

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#3
July 25, 2011 at 05:12:11
I've have done both and the harddrive has showed up fine, the temps are quite high though 60C!

And startup repair does nothing.

Do Your Self A Favor And Backup Your Computer , Remove That Junk , And Orginize your stuff :D


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#4
July 26, 2011 at 06:12:14
*bump*

I really need to fix this problem...

Note that when Vista does boot up Vista is fine :)

Do Your Self A Favor And Backup Your Computer , Remove That Junk , And Orginize your stuff :D


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#5
July 26, 2011 at 15:53:00
*bump* ?

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