Problem booting into vista.


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A friend of mine dropped off his PC today with booting issues.

Instantly I found a bad stick of memory and removed, at least allowing display, only to encounter another problem. Just as the windows loading bar is fading in, the computer will hang, I can just about see the writing "windows corporation" and it will sit here for as long as I leave it.

I have tried safe mode, last know good config and even tried booting off a recovery disc. All of which, I have had no luck with. I have tried removing everything and just booting off 1 stick of ram and HDD but again no joy atall.

Ideas would be much appreciated.


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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT


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Thanks for the speedy response.

Unfortunately, I don't have access to another machine running vista.

I have download the Neosmart vista recovery file but that hangs on the loading bar also.

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