I have a rather annoying problem!! (tha'ts an understatement.... but I'm trying to stay calm
Vista does not load past the 'loading' page. just hangs on the screen where the little bar that's on the bottom of the screen goes from left to right!
obviously waiting to load windows, but thats as far as it gets, I've left it for a while to see if anything, but no joy. I have to turn of the laptop by the power button
which turns it off immediately, no pressing for 3 or 4 seconds like 'normal' (which leaves me thinking that nothing has loaded at all)
Steps taken so far but to no joy.....
Booting into safe mode -
loads a couple of pages of drivers and the stalls at CRC ... (or something of the kind) for ever and a day
Last known good config -
Launch recovery repair, this is the good bit!!!! when I choose to launch it, Nothing happens!!!
just returns to the same options. launch recovery or start normally.
well starting normally dont help and recovery repair dont load either!!.
Booting from vista recovery disk didnt work either, as it just took me to the option to repair or start manually!!!
laptop came with no vista disk,
the bios is recognising my hdd.
I can get to the 'Edit windows boot option" screen (which is a little out of my knowledge
but this is some of the text-
Edit windows boot options windows vista
hard disk 532c3ed51
any help would be appreciated!!!