Hey there Vista forums,
Hoping you can help me out.
This week, i've been having a lot of issues with Windows Vista. It's been freezing, blue screening, refusing to boot properly, and a list of other issues. I've tried fix after fix, and i feel as though now i've just compounded the problem.
From the start I'd like to say that I am an OEM system builder, and i have my own coppy of a full windows vista 64 bit installation CD.
I run two hard drives, 500gb and 750gb, with windows vista installed on the 500, and nothing but games on the 750.
The issue i have right now is that i cant log in past the welcome screen.
It started with the computer telling me upon startup that it cant load vista, because winload.exe was either missing or corrupt. Some research showed me that it was a common problem, and gave me some things to try as fixes.
So far, i have:
Run Sfc /scannow (it didnt work)
Ran the startup repair from the Vista CD
Tried booting in safe mode
Run more Chkdsks
Run MORE chkdsks
Run more startup repairs (each one yielding different results)
And somehow, i've gotten the computer to turn on, and bring me to the login screen. However, once i log in, It just goes to a black screen with nothing.
I have researched this, too, and tried bringing up Task Manager, and then manually rebooting Explorer.exe
However, explorer.exe, windows explorer, explorer, Explorer, Explorer.exe, and any other term I can think of, is not working, because it says it can not find the program.
So im sitting here staring at a black screen with task Manager.
Any help would be appreciated.