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Vista Wont start past load screen

#1
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 crazy!

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. :(
 
C

Curious

#2
Here is a solution that works on some computers and is caused by a power
supply MOBO stuck relay problem
Shut down the computer.
Remove any usb flash drives if installed.
Unplug the computer.
While unplugged depress the on button for 20 seconds.
Plug the computer back in and try again to get it to boot.


"freakfish1" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> 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
> crazy!
>
> 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. :(
>
>
> --
> freakfish1
 
C

Chad Harris

#3
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
DVD.

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:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us

Bootrec.exe /fixboot
Bootrec.exe /fixmbr
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD

Good luck,

CH


"freakfish1" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> 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
> crazy!
>
> 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. :(
>
>
> --
> freakfish1
 
#4
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
DVD.

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. quote]

I cant even access the repair on the DVD installation disc, i cant even enter the disc at all to do a fresh install. I have tried all safe modes, but they fail to load. Which version of Vista i'm using, OEM x64.

I will try curious Method when i get back home as i have a vista flash drive installed. I will be back to let you know how i get on.

Adam
 
#5
Just thought though, surely if this was a hardware problem then i wouldnt be able to boot my other hardrive with vista on it in the same machine?

Here is a solution that works on some computers and is caused by a power
supply MOBO stuck relay problem
Shut down the computer.
Remove any usb flash drives if installed.
Unplug the computer.
While unplugged depress the on button for 20 seconds.
Plug the computer back in and try again to get it to boot.


"freakfish1" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
news:77b105b5c8a5d973f4e147e75eb1443e@xxxxxx-gateway.com...
Just thought though, surely if this was a hardware problem then i wouldnt be able to boot my other hardrive with vista on it in the same machine?
>
> 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
> crazy!
>
> 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. :(
>
>
> --
> freakfish1