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Vista 32 bit fails to boot into safe mode - crcdisk.sys

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Tafflad, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. Tafflad

    Tafflad Thread Starter

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    Trying to install an app, and it fails each time ... manufacturer wanted me to install from safe mode.
    I have Vista 32 bit on Dell 9200, it has 2 HDD but no RAID

    I boot up using F8 .. and get Safe Mode option, but when I select it ... trundles through a load of files on screen then stops ... the last file is always the same crcdisk.sys
    I can leave it for ages .. loads of HDD activity but never completes boot up.
    Now PC will no longer boot up in normal mode. (arrrrgh!)

    Only other odd previous ‘boot’ issue is that about 1 in 5 boot ups Vista will just sit there in black screen for 5min or so then complete boot as normal.

    I used VISTA disk to try ‘startup repair’ ... no difference
     
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    Tafflad Thread Starter

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    Update on testing ..
    Booted up and ran from Vista disk:

    X:\Sources>bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    X:\Sources>bootrec.exe /fixboot
    X:\Sources>bootrec.exe /fixboot

    Then run Bootrec /rebuildBcd

    All run sucessfully

    However still does not boot up ... exact same fault .. i.e

    Starts ... Dell Splash screen - Bios ... then get MS green progress bar, this runs for a while then PC reboots .. then Windows recovery screen.

    If I select "Normal" ... just goes around the same loop again.
    If I select "Safe mode" ... it starts then stops when it reaches crcdisk.sys
     
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