Vista x64 won't Boot Period:(

Tetmatek

New Member
Hi folks. I have beed having problems with stability with my vista x64 system. After crashing several times from video driver problems (Nvidia 9800GT) Vista won't boot in any mode safe, restore to last known,etc. I put in the original disk I purchased and I get


Status: 0xc0000225

Info: An unexpected error has occured



I can not even get to the repair screen or even put on a clean install. The x32 disc will boot but has no x64 repair tools. What do I do?

Everything has been sweet until updating last week!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Motherboard
    evga 780i FTW
    Memory
    8 gigs SLI Ready
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Nvidia 9800GT 1gig Ram
    Sound Card
    on board Realtech
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 20" and Samsung 21" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1200x1600 1240x1680
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 1 terabyte
    Cooling
    CPU cooled by Thermaltake Rocket, Vidcards Zahlman heat pipe
    Mouse
    Razer Copperhead
    Keyboard
    Z- Board

mitchell

Ngai Tahu/Tau Iwi
Vista Guru
Hi Tetmatek, all i can suggest & has worked for me is to dissconnect your power sources battery as well if it is a laptop hold your power on button down for 10 seconds then leave it for half an hour & then reconnect your power press your on switch and hope for the best
If it does boot up you probably want to address the offending video driver problem as it is my guess this is the cause
(in my case i didnt & that is why i have a glorified doorstop that resembles a laptop)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard, compaq presario CQ60-305AU
    CPU
    AMD Athlon QI-46 2.1 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Wistron 303C
    Memory
    2048 Mb DDR2 SD Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G / 256Mb dedicated grapics memory
    Sound Card
    MCP78S NVidea High definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" High Definition Brightview Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1336x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS2/Touchpad

CrucialHoax

Action is Knowledge
Vista Guru
Hi folks. I have beed having problems with stability with my vista x64 system. After crashing several times from video driver problems (Nvidia 9800GT) Vista won't boot in any mode safe, restore to last known,etc. I put in the original disk I purchased and I get


Status: 0xc0000225

Info: An unexpected error has occured



I can not even get to the repair screen or even put on a clean install. The x32 disc will boot but has no x64 repair tools. What do I do?

Everything has been sweet until updating last week!
Unplug the nVidia card. Then, set the BIOS to use onboard video graphics, should work. I can't advise you as to how to do that as some BIOS are different than others. But its pretty simple. Disabling the nVidia card and then booting should work. then download the latest driver.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Neo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intergrated Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB
    PSU
    Power Adapter
    Case
    It's special, it flips open :)
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Acer
    Internet Speed
    Down: 16mb/s Up: 1.6mb/s
    Other Info
    I killed my HP Laptop :'(

Tetmatek

New Member
Hi folks. I have beed having problems with stability with my vista x64 system. After crashing several times from video driver problems (Nvidia 9800GT) Vista won't boot in any mode safe, restore to last known,etc. I put in the original disk I purchased and I get


Status: 0xc0000225

Info: An unexpected error has occured



I can not even get to the repair screen or even put on a clean install. The x32 disc will boot but has no x64 repair tools. What do I do?

Everything has been sweet until updating last week!
Unplug the nVidia card. Then, set the BIOS to use onboard video graphics, should work. I can't advise you as to how to do that as some BIOS are different than others. But its pretty simple. Disabling the nVidia card and then booting should work. then download the latest driver.

I failed to mention I have a evga 780i FTW which has no onboard video. The latest Nvidia driver is what caused the crashing.

I have a spare Ati card i can install if you think that may help. What other choices do i have for drivers for the 2 nvidia cards?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Motherboard
    evga 780i FTW
    Memory
    8 gigs SLI Ready
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Nvidia 9800GT 1gig Ram
    Sound Card
    on board Realtech
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 20" and Samsung 21" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1200x1600 1240x1680
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 1 terabyte
    Cooling
    CPU cooled by Thermaltake Rocket, Vidcards Zahlman heat pipe
    Mouse
    Razer Copperhead
    Keyboard
    Z- Board

mitchell

Ngai Tahu/Tau Iwi
Vista Guru
Hi Tetmatek, all i can suggest & has worked for me is to dissconnect your power sources battery as well if it is a laptop hold your power on button down for 10 seconds then leave it for half an hour & then reconnect your power press your on switch and hope for the best
If it does boot up you probably want to address the offending video driver problem as it is my guess this is the cause
(in my case i didnt & that is why i have a glorified doorstop that resembles a laptop)
Hi Tetmatek, I have to apologise to you as when i posted it was related to my own experience and research which was related to laptops (cant remove the graphics card) and never considered the big picture of desktops having removable cards :o

I do not have any experience with removable graphics cards but i am sure someone who has will jump on and give you some help

In the mean time if you could fill in your system specs in your user control panel (user cp) at top left of page it will assist whoever helps in making sound and faster support, again my apologies & all the best
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard, compaq presario CQ60-305AU
    CPU
    AMD Athlon QI-46 2.1 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Wistron 303C
    Memory
    2048 Mb DDR2 SD Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G / 256Mb dedicated grapics memory
    Sound Card
    MCP78S NVidea High definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" High Definition Brightview Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1336x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS2/Touchpad

JimJoe

Vista Guru
When I had 2 WinXP computers, one would not work with nvidia video cards. I had tried two different model nvidia cards.

I changed to an ati card in that desktop, the video card worked just fine.

I made no other changes.

I realize your present desktop is Vista, but this might work.

Since you have a spare ati video card, swap out the nvidia card and try the ati video card.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire X1700
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    3 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
    Keyboard
    basic USB
    Internet Speed
    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired

CrucialHoax

Action is Knowledge
Vista Guru
Try the above post. If that doesn't work then I would have to suggest booting into safe mode with the ATi. If that doesn't work, well, I would suggest downloading ubuntu, burning it, copying all of your files to an external hard drive then reinstalling windows.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Neo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intergrated Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB
    PSU
    Power Adapter
    Case
    It's special, it flips open :)
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Acer
    Internet Speed
    Down: 16mb/s Up: 1.6mb/s
    Other Info
    I killed my HP Laptop :'(

Tetmatek

New Member
Thanks everyone!

I finally got it to boot up last night after 3 hours of trying things. First I put in an extra vid card and that got things going a little further. One thing I noticed was in the bios when I was checking the boot order one of my hard drives was only showing capacity of 250 gigs and it was a 1terabyte drive. I fumbled with the SATA cables and it decided to be recognized properly then I was able to restore back to a previous point. Once it loaded up I shut it down and put the original video card back in and it is still stable. Tonight I will put the second card back and see if SLI will work.

Would a loose connection on a SATA cable cause the drive not to be recognized properly or would the video driver cause all these issues. Nvidia claims their driver to be certified but I am not going to install the latest one until I can be sure it won't crash again.

Thanks again!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Motherboard
    evga 780i FTW
    Memory
    8 gigs SLI Ready
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Nvidia 9800GT 1gig Ram
    Sound Card
    on board Realtech
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 20" and Samsung 21" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1200x1600 1240x1680
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 1 terabyte
    Cooling
    CPU cooled by Thermaltake Rocket, Vidcards Zahlman heat pipe
    Mouse
    Razer Copperhead
    Keyboard
    Z- Board

CrucialHoax

Action is Knowledge
Vista Guru
A loose cable could cause a computer to glitch, yes. I'm glad you got it sorted out, thats wonderful.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Neo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intergrated Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB
    PSU
    Power Adapter
    Case
    It's special, it flips open :)
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Acer
    Internet Speed
    Down: 16mb/s Up: 1.6mb/s
    Other Info
    I killed my HP Laptop :'(

JimJoe

Vista Guru
I don't see how, but I don't know everything, a video driver would affect the hard drive size being recognized.

As far as I know, drives are reconized by the max size the bios can handle. A loose or damaged SATA cable would have a definate affect as well.

So if your bios can recognize a 1 terabyte hard drive, then I would suspect the cable being loose or damaged in some way.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire X1700
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    3 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
    Keyboard
    basic USB
    Internet Speed
    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired
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