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Windows vista can't boot

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    Join Date : May 2011
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    Windows vista can't boot

    i was installing ubuntu and right after it was checking for a clock server my laptop shuted down due to overheat. when i turned it on again, trying to enter Windows, it was of no use. my laptop can check bios but after that, when Windows would be supossed to start, it only shows a black screen with a blinking cursor and i can't even write anything. i tried to press F8 to start Windows on Safe mode and it doesn't work either. i can use F2 to enter setup and F12 to multiboot but nothing else.

    Last edited by zexthatico; 11 May 2011 at 01:40 AM.
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    Re: Windows vista can't boot

    You can try this:
    If this does not work you may have hardware probles due to overheating
    If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
    Create Recovery DVD

    The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
    System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

    If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

    If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
    Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

    Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
    • Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came with your computer or go to the manufacturer's website.
    • Change restart settings in safe mode. If your computer is stuck in a loop where Windows fails, attempts to restart, and then fails again repeatedly, restart your computer in safe mode and select the Disable automatic restart on system failure checkbox. For more information, see Advanced startup options (including safe mode).
    • Reinstall. If no other options have solved the problem, and you are sure that your computer's hardware is functioning normally, you might need to reinstall Windows. A custom (clean) installation of Windows will permanently delete all of the files on your computer and reinstall Windows, so only use this option if all other recovery options have been unsuccessful. After the installation, you will need to reinstall your programs and restore your files from backup copies. For more information, see Installing and reinstalling Windows**.

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    Re: Windows vista can't boot


    If the above does not work you might want to try this..


    1. Press: CTRL/ALT/DEL keys all at once
    2. Click: Start Tak Manager
    3. Click: Application Tab
    4. Enter: Exployer.exe
    5. Click: OK

    The basic problem is that upon booting your windows system and logging in, there is no desktop. You see a black screen and a blinking cursor. You should however be able to bring up the task manager and you should be able to start exployer.exe and access the internet.

    Depending on what is going on inside your computer if it is not to bad this should work.

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    Join Date : May 2011
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    Re: Windows vista can't boot

    thanks for the help, but it turned out that the entire disc has been formated and i no longer have Windows, so i need to find my installation discs

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