Vista Will Not Start!

W

Weifert

I'm using Vista Home Premium...One day I restarted my Acer Aspire 5630 and I
got a black screen with the message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be
the cause

So I run Startup Repair, and it says "Startup Repair cannot repair this
computer automatically." Under the diagnostic and repair details it says the
root cause is that the system volume on disk is corrupt.

I booted directly to the DVD with the exact same result.

This is driving me up a wall and making me hate Vista... so if there is
anybody out there who can help me on this I would really appreciate it.
 

My Computer

R

Rick Rogers

Hi,

That's a hardware problem, not a Vista problem, the file system is munged
and the hard drive cannot be loaded. Often times, this is only resolved by
recreating the system volume and starting from scratch. Boot from the DVD
and try running a chkdsk /r from the recovery environment (choose the
command prompt option), see if it can fix the drive. Otherwise, you may have
to go the long way 'round. Hopefully you backed up your data on a regular
basis.

--
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

"Weifert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I'm using Vista Home Premium...One day I restarted my Acer Aspire 5630 and
> I
> got a black screen with the message:
>
> Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be
> the cause
>
> So I run Startup Repair, and it says "Startup Repair cannot repair this
> computer automatically." Under the diagnostic and repair details it says
> the
> root cause is that the system volume on disk is corrupt.
>
> I booted directly to the DVD with the exact same result.
>
> This is driving me up a wall and making me hate Vista... so if there is
> anybody out there who can help me on this I would really appreciate it.
 

My Computer

A

AJR

Weifert - Run "Startup Repair" several times - there are instances involving
several causes and startup repair may treat them individually and not as a
group.


"Weifert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> I'm using Vista Home Premium...One day I restarted my Acer Aspire 5630 and
> I
> got a black screen with the message:
>
> Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be
> the cause
>
> So I run Startup Repair, and it says "Startup Repair cannot repair this
> computer automatically." Under the diagnostic and repair details it says
> the
> root cause is that the system volume on disk is corrupt.
>
> I booted directly to the DVD with the exact same result.
>
> This is driving me up a wall and making me hate Vista... so if there is
> anybody out there who can help me on this I would really appreciate it.
 

My Computer

tsun

New Member
Hi, I have the exact same problem, and i'm well aware that this is not a vista problem, however I cannot find a fix to this problem anywhere. I was wondering how to start it up with the DVD? I was only given a windows upgrade CD with the laptop and i've tried the chkdsk /r method (tells me the thing is in use and to try again) as well as repeatedly pressing the repair button.
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi, I have the exact same problem, and i'm well aware that this is not a vista problem, however I cannot find a fix to this problem anywhere. I was wondering how to start it up with the DVD? I was only given a windows upgrade CD with the laptop and i've tried the chkdsk /r method (tells me the thing is in use and to try again) as well as repeatedly pressing the repair button.

Hi Tsun,

Welcome to the Vistax64.com forum. :party:

I would recommend doing a Repair Install to see if it will fix your problem. This will allow you to repair your Vista installation without loosing your files, settings, and programs. You can see how to do it in this tutorial.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

Shawn
 

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tsun

New Member
I thought this wasn't a vista problem?? also, I can't complete the repair because I did not get the dvd or cd with my laptop
 

My Computer

Brink

Staff member
mvp
I thought this wasn't a vista problem?? also, I can't complete the repair because I did not get the dvd or cd with my laptop
---------------------------
"brink" wrote:
Hi Tsun,

Welcome to the Vistax64.com forum. :party:

I would recommend doing a Repair Install to see if it will fix your problem. This will allow you to repair your Vista installation without loosing your files, settings, and programs. You can see how to do it in this tutorial.

Repair Install For Vista

Shawn

Tsun,

Technically it is a corrupted hard drive problem. The repair install is a option to try to repair the corruption damage instead of formatting the hard drive and doing a clean install. If you have a friend with a Vista installation DVD, you can borrow it to do the Repair Install. You just will need to enter your product key during it.

Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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