Okay, I seem to be making progress in fixing my computer. (I started a topic here
, but now it's more of a Vista problem than an internal hardware problem) For a while it wouldn't recognize my hard drive. Now it will, and I can even get as far as the recovery console.
Basically, I can't get Windows Vista to boot properly. I get to the recovery console, but after running startup repair, it says it can't automatically fix itself and gives a list of errors. (I'm not currently in front of that computer, but I do remember signatures 5 & 6 were corrupt.) [NOTE: It doesn't find any restore points, so I can't do system restore. Memory check finds no errors. I can get into DOS, and I've tried everything I know to do from there.]
It also gives me a message saying that ecache.sys is corrupt.
I've run chkdsk on C: multiple times, and it's like the errors it fixes keep coming back. it also can't send stuff to the log because of an error 50.
I've looked at DISKPART, and my C: drive which is the OS, doesn't have "boot" in the info, but PQservice does have the note "boot" under info.
I've run bootrec, but it doesn't find an operating system on my C:.
Can anyone help? I'm usually pretty good at fixing computers, but this one has me completely stumped.