Windows Vista in Loop with blue screen flash


New Member
Hi all i'm a newbie!!!

Ok, just installed Vista service pack 2 and now I'm in a loop when booting, there is a flash of a blue screen but cant read it

please note that I can not boot into any mode! I do have a repair disk and tried the startup repair to no avail!

I'm wondering is there a way to stop automatic rebooting when an error in command prompt in the recovery disk.

i really need this fixed i do have another computer that i can use to help fix. There has to be a way.

I have tried to uninstall service pack 2 via command prompt but since i used cc cleaner its not in the temp file!!!!!

Any help would be great -


did the computer come with vista pre-installed at factory, or is this a computer that you have manually installed vista on?


have you checked the technical documentation that shipped with it, it might have a shortcut key that you press at the BIOS splash screen that loads files from a hidden partition on your hard drive in order to restore your system to FACTORY DEFAULT.


New Member
hey buddy,

I really would like to find another way - there must be!

do you know a way to stop the system rebooting from command prompt using the recovery disk???

is there a way to fix it using the drive as a slave in another computer???

there must be a way!!!!


i honestly cound not tell you a way to use the CMD to stop it restarting,

you could use the drive as a slave and possibly recover your personal files, but it might turn out to be very time consuming (if not, a total waste of time) trying to recover from the problem you're having. problems like this usually require a clean install to put right..


Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hello tiger1978,
Is the recovery disk you are using a Vista disk ?.
You cant boot into safe mode but can you get a command prompt on screen ?.

If you can get a command prompt and this is not hardware related, then we may be able to do something.

Let us know, then we can review your options.


I just have a question, does the shutdown -a command have any effect on this or only when the prompt screen is on the GUI alerting you that the system is gonna log off?

Ed Canuck

Power User
Hi Kato,

I'm pretty sure the shutdown -a (/a in the new Cmd) only works with the GUI showing during the timeout period included in the original shutdown command.

C:\Users\Ed>shutdown /a
Unable to abort the system shutdown because no shutdown was in progress.(1116)