About 3 days ago I got brilliant and installed the 15 language updates I've
been seeing in Update for months. It took all night to install 15 .6 to .8
GB files. The first boot took nearly 40 minutes, which I let run since I
noted the HDD light on solid. I did note an occaisional flicker in the HDD
light so there was hope. At one point it finally brought up the Windows boot
banner followed by a very long period, ~10 minutes, of blank screen with
curosr. But ... it did finish the boot. Even now it takes much lon ger to
boot than pre-brilliance.
Do you see a slight flicker in the HDD light Petr, and ... how long did you
wait during the boot? If this is the case ... I'd give it a good hour.
Now ... does any one know how to remove the scum sucking, pig fart language
updates my brilliance installed? I tried System Restore but the boot is
still dog slow. <sigh> Looks like I'm in for a re-image this weekend ...
Gary G. Little
"Petr Tomasek" <Petr Tomasek@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message
> Hi Danny,
> I have the same problem: both Normal and Safe Mode end up with a blank
> screen with a mouse pointer active. The system is freezed then, it does
> respond to Ctrl+Alt+Del. Repairing with the Vista DVD does not help, I can
> only run a command line from the Vista DVD repair menu and access the
> filesystem, but I don't know what to do next. I cannot run sfc.
> Have you resolved your problem anyhow?
> "DannyE" wrote:
>> I upgraded to Vista from XP and everything worked for one month. My kid
>> resetted the PC and since then Vista does not boot. It passes the boot
>> screen with the green stripes with Microsoft logo and does not reach the
>> Vista green screen. It get stuck on a black screen with only mouse
>> pointer dispalyed.
>> I tried to boot in safe mode, I tried repair mode without success; it is
>> stuck the same way as in normal mode.
>> Please advise what I need to do or how to reinstall from DVD. I tried to
>> reinstall from DVD and could not pass the product key screen.
>> Please help, I have run out of any good ideas...