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    Default vista wont boot

    i was in the middle of downloading when it froze,i pressed the reset button but it will not boot now ive tried the options like disc repair that didnt work and safe mode and others but these dont work either please help how can i get this to work thanks

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    Default Re: vista wont boot

    That's vista for you...

    Maybe try chkdsk from somewhere and if that dont work, put in a ubuntu live cd and back up all your shit and reformat that sucker

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    Default Re: vista wont boot

    When you say downloading do you mean installing? I find it hard to believe that a download freezing would cause a corrupt boot sequence but if you were installing the OS it is most possible. If you have tried the recovary options on the vista DVD then try Hirens boot cd, it has a lot of utilities that might be able to sort the disc, or try an app called Spinrite but thats for hard drive erros not corrupt installs.

    Failing that I would say booting to the disc for a format then fresh install is the only choice. Do you get any error codes? Or a BSOD?


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    Default Re: vista wont boot

    thanks for your replys i dont know if this crash is down it me having updates on automatic ,because i know a update had messed my pc up some time ago ,i was downloading a film when it froze ,i pressed the reset button now it wont boot so i will give the hirens disc ago , as the repair option on the disc and safe mode dont work thanks

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    Default Re: vista wont boot

    Not sure if you've tried this mate but if you haven't it's a Windows Vista Recovery Disk (incase you haven't got a Vista Install disk). Download the correct ISO (32bit or 64bit) and burn it to a CD then boot from it. According to the article you can use system restore or access the recovery console as well as some other stuff.

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    i am now getting error message
    file;windows\system32\winload.exe
    status 0xc000000e
    ive checked google someone said they fixed this with a program called super grub by restoring the windows mbr
    any one know about this program thanks

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    Default Re: vista wont boot

    I'll throw my 2 cents in here as well. I've used the following from Microsoft to restore a corrupt MBR in Vista: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: vista wont boot

    What he said above. I wouldn't recommend using a third party OS selector/manager unless you have several OS's on your HDD. GRUB, GAG or Acronis will all do this, but the official MS way to fix is better for you.


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