If Curious' post isn't the solution to your problem, I can tell you when
that green bar loads, that means the kernel is loading.
After reading your post, it isn't clear to me if the disc you're using is a
retail Vista DVD, but I'm going to suppose it is.
You haven't indicated what "repair" you're doing, but I'm going to suppose
you mean a Startup Repair you get the option to do when you insert a Vista
Make sure you try it.
Also you can try F8 to the Options Menu and try each of the 3 Safe Modes
(not VGA) and see if you can restore. Also try Last Known Good there.
In addition you can go to a Cmd Prompt from the Vista DVD and you can try 3
bootrec command switches that fix a lot of problems and might fix yours.
Try using the bootrec.exe command switches:
"freakfish1" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> At 1st my problem was vista would get past the green loading bar then
> hang with the cursor and wouldnt load. I tried to repair but the repair
> couldnt see a copy of windows to do a restore. I thought then it may be
> a HD problem as the HD was around 5 years old. I went out and bought
> another and began to reinstall on a new 500gb HD. All was fine, i
> updated windos, installed all my software and shut down and went to bed
> after installing for 5 hours.
> I came back today and booted up and Vista just hangs at the green
> loading bar. I couldnt believe it! I tried a reboot and the same thing
> happens, then i tried safe mode and this wouldnt load Vista.
> I thought i would try and repair or do a fresh install at the worst
> case. However, when i boot from CD with the Vista instalation disc it
> wont let me past the green bar; not to even do a new install!! Its
> I'm using a 680i MB and using a OEM X 64 OS
> I have managed to reinstall on a 80 gig HD so i have some sort of
> system. So far i havent updated anything as i'm very suspicaiuos this is
> a Windows update problem or the new NVIDIA drivers for the 8800 series.
> I have spent nearly 7 hours trying to get my 500gb drive to boot
> windows. I have tried to boot with the working version of windows on the
> 80gb drive and the non bootable drive. What happens is that even if i
> tell bios i want to boot windows from the working installation it always
> boots the non working vista.
> It cant be an activation issue as the copy which im not on has been
> actived successfully.
> Im at a loss and i really do feel like breaking down.