Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the case. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows Installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
Info: Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt.
[*Note I can't get into safemode] I tried everything I know to fix it with the original disc. I tried a System Restore, but unfortunately that was disable (I thought I had enabled), a Startup Repair (which found a problem but couldn't fix it), Windows Complete PC Restore (Which couldn't find a backup image). I also tried booting from the operating system on the CD itself and I got this message when trying to fix it:
C:\PCIIDEX.SYS is corrupt.
c:\windows\system32\drivers\pciide.sys is corrupt.
I even did a Dell Diagnosis which is installed by default on the hardrive and it came up with this error, but I don't even think it has anything to do with my real problem:
** Hard Drive - DST Short Test **
Test Results: Fail
Error Code 2000-0142
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - self test unsuccessful. Status: 79
If there is anything I can do or any step I can take please let me know. I tried searching all over for solutions but obviously I did not succeed with that. My only option left is to completely format my hardrive and reinstall Windows Vista, which I do not want to do at all. Thanks!