Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:57 PM
I have recently tried to set up Windows Vista on my computer and when i tried to set it up it failed. I am now trying to reinstall Windows XP but cannot, and i cannot get either of them to work, as the Windows Vista disk comes up with a black screen
I start up the computer and it goes to load windows and says:
"Invalid BOOT.INI File
Booting from C:\windows\"
It then tries to load a bar along the bottom of the screen but doesnt move, then comes up with a message saying:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original setup CD-ROM
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."
I insert the disk and boot it, it goes through loading the files then eventually says:
"setup is starting Windows"
Before anything else happens a blue screen appears saying:
"A problem has been detected
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005,0xf7cb7208,0xf7cb6f08)
*** pci.sys - Address f786b0bf base at f7864000, DateStamp 3c0bfadb"
Any help would be much appreciated.