Vista wont boot to login screen

Toshiba / A305-s6916
September 28, 2009 at 23:53:19
Specs: Windows Vista 64Bit Home Premium, intel core 2 duo t6400 2 GHz/ 4 GB RAM
Ok, here's the story on what happened...I was bout to install a Linux Distribution to my vista laptop and I clicked on resize partition to make room for the linux partitions. well it was working fine for a moment while resizing the partition when an error popped up saying that it couldnt be resized...so I decided just to have vista os on my laptop. but whenever i restarted it the boot error screen occurred and recommended that i tried the boot repair so i done that and it takes me to a black screen and stays there for a very long time and wont do anything...so i hold down the power button and turn it back on again but this time i select start windows normally and it just takes me to the screen with the status bar and stays there as well. my laptop didnt come with the vista dvd or restore program at boot screen to try to restore it to a working point. I have a lot of very important files on my computer and want to resolve this without reformatting my hdd, but i realize that if worse comes to worse ill just have to do that. unless i can use a linux livecd to access all my files and copy them over to an external hdd that i have.

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#1
September 29, 2009 at 03:45:58
... tap <F8> key @ bootup select "Safe mode with command prompt"

... when @ command prompt type:

bcdedit /enum [press enter]

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#2
September 29, 2009 at 19:45:56
Whenever I try the "Safe mode with command prompt" option it takes me to a "Loading Windows Files" screen where it loads the drivers but it stops at \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys and says please wait....and ive tried some other options as well and either does the same or takes me to the vista boot screen with the status bar and then goes to the black screen. what steps should i take now. i greatly appreciate your help =)

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#3
September 30, 2009 at 02:15:44
... can you borrow Vista64bit dvd and bootup to command prompt? then do as "Response Number 1"

... if not PM (<<click) me and I will send you a link (via pm) to an "iso" (download) that will get you to command prompt options only.

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#4
October 1, 2009 at 07:20:51
after I burn the ISO to a disc what are my steps I need to do then?

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#5
October 1, 2009 at 09:09:51
... bootup (click>) Figure 3 click "repair your computer" it'll scan your drive etc (doubt that it 'll be fixed @ this stage)

... to (click) "Advanced options for system recovery and support" (Figure 8)

... then select "command prompt" Figure 9 (of course try the other options first)

... then type same command as "Response Number 1" requests.


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#6
October 1, 2009 at 18:58:06
ok...i burnt the recovery cd and it take me to the loading windows files screen and after thats complete it takes me to a black screen and then the hdd light starts to blink but won't do anything more.

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#7
October 1, 2009 at 22:50:18
... so you never made it to here then click repair rather than "install" (which it wo'nt do from that iso)

... sounds like you'll have to copy those love letters etc with that linux cd

... @ least you tried!


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