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Vista: Cannot start in any mode

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by slatersgators, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. slatersgators

    slatersgators Thread Starter

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    Vista crashed. Tried a recovery disk, though not the Vista disk, which did not fix anything. System won't start in safe mode or any mode. Says there may be a hardware or software update problem. How to I determine what happened and how do I fix it? I don't know if it is a virus as I cannot run a scan either. I tried to restore at an earlier date and that won't load either. Same crash.
     
  2. slatersgators

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    More info on this crash:

    Per the recovery disk I used
    Problem event name: Startup RepairV2
    Problem Signature 1: External Media
    PS 2: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
    PS 3: 6
    PS 4: 131064 (then 196611 after I ran it a second time)
    PS 5: Bad Driver
    PS 6: Corrupt/Volume
    PS 7: 0
    PS 8: 1
    PS 9: Chkdsk
    PS 10: 0
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1033

    Hope this helps with someone giving me advice on what to do.
     
  3. dai

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    d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287


    if it comes up clear run

    chkdsk /f

    what are you running
    video card brand and model
    cpu
    m/board
    ram
    power supply
    brand
    model
    wattage

    check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them
     
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