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Windows vista wont load past microsoft corp loading screen

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#1
Help! my computer froze and the mouse wasnt moving so i shut it down and turned it on. the screen wouldnt project at all even though i heard the sound. i had to unplug the vgi core and plug it back on. the screen appears on and then it did some kinda 3 step c disk check. after that it froze on desktop again and i restarted. this time, it wouldnt load pass microsoft corp screen with screen bar. i waited forever. i tried starting it in safe modes but it gets stuck loading the .sys file idk wut to do at all i heard bout bios mode and that could be the problem but idk how to use it. plz help!!! thnx i have a gateway pc

64x bit built in nividia ge force 7100 but the one im currently using is a new series probaby 8600. 4g ram and 640gb 2.5gh dual core
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    dual core
    Graphics Card(s)
    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
    Hard Drives
    640g

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#2
See if you can boot to repair options
you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
  • Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came with your computer or go to the manufacturer's website.
  • Change restart settings in safe mode. If your computer is stuck in a loop where Windows fails, attempts to restart, and then fails again repeatedly, restart your computer in safe mode and select the Disable automatic restart on system failure checkbox. For more information, see Advanced startup options (including safe mode).
  • Reinstall. If no other options have solved the problem, and you are sure that your computer's hardware is functioning normally, you might need to reinstall Windows. A custom (clean) installation of Windows will permanently delete all of the files on your computer and reinstall Windows, so only use this option if all other recovery options have been unsuccessful. After the installation, you will need to reinstall your programs and restore your files from backup copies. For more information, see Installing and reinstalling Windows**.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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#3
the repair option won't work. it just takes me to a blue screen saying problem detected windows has been shut down to prevent damage to computer. the recovery doesnt work either. safe mode won't even work the safe mode stops loading at windows\system32\drivers\bthidbus.sys. the vista cd/dvd restore method i have not try. i do not seem to have that vista restore option in my pc even if i do, at this point, i can not seem to open any mode. it will just freeze or load forever. however, it will format my hardrive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    dual core
    Graphics Card(s)
    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
    Hard Drives
    640g

richc46

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#4
You have a vista install DVD?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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richc46

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#6
Can you boot in safe mode and get to system restore?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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#7
No. Like i said, safe mode(all of them) will freeze when they try to load the windows/system32 files.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    dual core
    Graphics Card(s)
    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
    Hard Drives
    640g

richc46

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#8
Do you have stuff that you do not want to lose?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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#9
yes, alot. that's the problem. even if i have stuff i still need, i would still like to know if there is a way to restore it with an available option within the computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    dual core
    Graphics Card(s)
    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
    Hard Drives
    640g

richc46

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#10
See if you can boot to repair options
you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.



Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
  • Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came with your computer or go to the manufacturer's website.
  • Change restart settings in safe mode. If your computer is stuck in a loop where Windows fails, attempts to restart, and then fails again repeatedly, restart your computer in safe mode and select the Disable automatic restart on system failure checkbox. For more information, see Advanced startup options (including safe mode).
  • Reinstall. If no other options have solved the problem, and you are sure that your computer's hardware is functioning normally, you might need to reinstall Windows. A custom (clean) installation of Windows will permanently delete all of the files on your computer and reinstall Windows, so only use this option if all other recovery options have been unsuccessful. After the installation, you will need to reinstall your programs and restore your files from backup copies. For more information, see Installing and reinstalling Windows**.
If you cannot do the above and you want to save your stuff, the best that I could do is tell you how to save your stuff. With this
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
Then we can try to restore to factory specs. Which means you lose everything and the computer is like the day you bought it or
You buy and install DVD for cost, about $25.00 and reinstall. You can get it for cost from the computer manufacturer that sold you the computer with Vista preinstalled.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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ilikefree

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#11
You may be able to access system restore with a Linux or Ubuntu live cd.
You will have to set your computer to boot from a cd rom/DVD

The LiveCD List


EDIT:Too Late Richc46 got there first
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed
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#12
the restore option won't work but, i guess my last resort is to use to restore it to factory default settings with a vista cd/dvd. ubuntu seems like a handy backup. i'll see how it goes. at least i'll be able to retrieve some of my data i guess. anyways, thanks alot. i been stressing out for hours now. stay tune though. i will still be posting if i have any issue.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    dual core
    Graphics Card(s)
    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
    Hard Drives
    640g

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#13
Someone will be here to help, wish you luck
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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#16
just to make sure im doing this correctly, im going to describe the boot screen. So, i pressed f2 and got to my bios screen. it looks different from your post. it's blue and the selections are in yellow text. the highlight is red. i found the three boot devices under advance bios features. the four options were cd/dvd: 4sl-hl-st, sata: 4m-wdc, usb: I0I icroDrive Disk, and Network: NVIDIA Boot agent. I set the first drive to cd/dvd. i then saved and exit. the computer started with less text this time. all i saw was a blinking cursor. i had no disk or dvd so the computer just went back to the loading microsoft screen again. i just want to make sure i set the drive to the correct cd/dvd. thanks
 
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System One

  • CPU
    dual core
    Graphics Card(s)
    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
    Hard Drives
    640g

richc46

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#17
The picture in the tutorial was just an example, in actuality the appearance may differ. It sounds like you set it, correctly to boot from the CD.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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#18
so now that i changed the boot drive to cd, when i set the vista cd in it should boot right? after the installation how would i set it back to the original driver to boot it normally i was messing around and i forgot which driver was the original one out of the four i listed above. or is it self fix?
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    dual core
    Graphics Card(s)
    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
    Hard Drives
    640g

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#19
From the example it looks like WDC and no its not automatic; but if you are set for DVD and there is no DVD it will keep searching until it finds the first boot device. In your case it would be the hard drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    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
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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#20
ok thanks alot. i'll see what i can when i get my hands on the vista disk. unbutu seems kind of complex but i'll manage it. thank you all again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    dual core
    Graphics Card(s)
    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
    Hard Drives
    640g

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