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vista computer won't boot, even in safemode

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#1 tookiewayne


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Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:15 AM

I'm workin on a computer for a friend of the family and for some reason i can't get this computer to boot at all. It never gets past the windows loading screen and when i try to boot in safe mode the last driver i see is crcdisk or something like that.

the os is vista home basic. i tried using the recovery disk several times but it couldn't repair the start up files for some reason. (by the way, what the hell is the purpose of the recovery disk? NO computer i have ever repaired has been fixed with a windows recovery disk. Ever. i digress..)

I have ran the seatools harddisk test(long test, short test, and acoustic and every test passed.)
I also used memtest86 and it passed.

when the computer crashes i get the BSOD with this error:
0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x8245c6B8, 0x867636B7C, 0x00000000)

i used hirens boot cd to clean off some malware infections and super antispyware detected some rootkits and removed them but the computer still won't load. I don't know if this is a hardware problem or just a crazy virus but i need help.

Thanks in advance...

Edited by tookiewayne, 28 October 2010 - 10:23 AM.

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#2 tookiewayne

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 05:47 PM

does anyone have any idea about this problem?

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:08 AM

Hi tookiewayne,

Please run Startup Repair again and when it completes click the link labled 'View diagnostic and repair details'.
Look for info regarding Root Cause and post back that information, as well as any message you were given from Startup Repair.

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