It would help to know how far it loads before it halts. Does the transfer to
the hard drive take place? Do you see anything beyond the POST?
You mentioned running "all the diagnostics", but do not specify which. Was
one of them a memory test?
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 04:34:01 -0800, NervaVels
> <NervaVels@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>I have Vista and it has stopped loading to my computer. I have run all
>>diagnostics, all the repairs (they have all run more than 24 hours without
>>change) and tried to reinstall (which I've let run for 24 hours without
>>change). There is no change to my computer status; it still won't run,
>>is no longer present, and I've spent hours on the phone with Dell running
>>this as well as rerunning it on my own. I have only 1 hdd. Vista came
>>preinstalled and worked fine until 11/16. It ran all my weekly scans;
>>turned my computer back on the next day, Vista did not load. There were
>>error messages. Can anyone help me; I'm seeing similar but not quite the
>>same issues on the forum. I'm on someone else's computer and I have
>>access because my computer won't work.
>>Specifics: I've run the hdd diagnostics - all pass. I've run all the
>>hardware configuration tests and all pass. My BIOS works fine. I've tried
>>reinstalling from cd/dvd that comes with system - it has run for 24 hours
>>without a change in status. The 'Attempting repairs' has also run for 16
>>hours without change in status. I've spoken to Dell, and now I come here.
>>Again, all the tests and diagnostics tell me my hardware's fine. The
>>software simply is not working nor is it repairing or reinstalling as it
>>should. Any suggestions? Ask any questions you may need to get the
>>information required to give a response. Do NOT post a link unless
>>absolutely necessary to explain your procedure. Thank you!
>>Oh, and if this is not the appropriate discussion group, please be aware
>>that there are two others I will post on because I simply don't know what
>>this would fall under.
> Reboot the machine, holding down the F8 key while it comes up, when it
> beeps constantly let go of the F8 key. It will come up with a list of
> options, chose the one that loads the most recent Restore Point.