Good deal! Glad it's working now.
I don't know for certain, but it was probably the external drive that was
causing the problem. It seems that a number of boot problems are caused by
them, including flash drives. My XP desktop won't boot with a USB pen drive
inserted, or if it will, it takes longer than I am willing to wait before
powering it down and starting over. My Vista notebook takes forever to boot
with my WD external USB/Firewire drive plugged in.
Now that it's back up, you should think about slipstreaming Vista and SP1.
or Sliptream Vista SP2
for SP2 after/if you install it.
"therock" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'll summarize.
> BIOS was setup in the event of a power failure to go back into the
> state it was last running when power is restored. This was done because
> of a security system I used to run, I wanted the cameras back on ASAP.
> It stays off now.
> After the failure I come home and see the house clocks and such
> indicating a PF.
> I look at the computer and see the microsoft windows dotted green
> windows loading scroll bar stuck.
> Several reboots including to the Vista disc choosing repair all fail.
> BIOS defaults are no good either.
> The HDD's are two WD640GB Black units in RAID1 on the Intel controller.
> I have another internal single WD750GB Green for misc storage and an
> External eSATA Newer Technology Gardian MAXimus with 2 WD 750GB RE3 in
> RAID 1. And a USB WD500GB My Book.
> So I read the replies here and knowing I have SP1 and a non-SP1 Vista
> disc I see a big hassle coming to create a disc to possibly make a
> recovery move and just decide to reload windows. I have all my major
> stuff backed up via Genie Pro on the external.
> Then in one last chance move I unplug all my peripherals including the
> single 750GB internal HDD.
> She booted up like nothing happened. Plugged it all back in one by one
> rebooting each time and all is well! Woo Hoo!
> Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Q6600 GO