wind.vista pc will only start in safe mode

August 11, 2012 at 23:08:54
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD ATHLON 64
wind.vista pc will only start in safe mode AND EVEN RESTORED TO 3 WEEKS EARLYER BUT STILL SAME PROBLEM. FIRST I GOT A BLUE SCREEN (TOO QUICK TO READ) AND NOW ONLY BOOTS DIRECTLY TO SAFE MODE. I HAVE A SECONDARY HD (CLONED FROM THE ORIGINAL) AND THIS ONE (1TB) DOES BOOT TO WINDOWS . I CAN ACCESS THE ORIGINAL HD (THE ONE THAT BOOTS ONLY IN SAFE-MODE, 130GB) WHEN CHANGED TO SECONDARY BUT I CAN'T BOOT TO WINDOWS WHEN USED AS PRIMARY. CAN I GET SOMEONE TO HELP ME ON HOW TO FIND OR FIX THIS PROBLEM? THANKS

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August 11, 2012 at 23:58:57
For a start, please avoid using capital letters, it looks as if you are shouting & many people will just ignore you.

To see what the blue screen says, when you get to the safe mode menu select the 'disable automatic restart.....' option. If it goes directly to safe mode then you need to tap the F8 key as the computer starts in order to access the menu.

To perform a repair you either need a Vista installation disk, or boot to your working, cloned, drive and in the all programs/maintenance menu select the option to create a Vista rescue disc. Once you have this disk then boot your non-working drive from it and when you get to the 'install' screen look for 'repair my computer' in the bottom left corner - go through that and it should hopefully repair your installation.

If it cannot repair it then check your harddrive using the manufacturer's diagnostic program, available from their website, to check you haven't got a failing drive.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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