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Vista boot problems/ Overall boot problems


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#1 TheNegaComp

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:58 PM

Okeedokee. Ill try and make this as short as possible. Im trying to fix up a computer of mine for a friend. The last time I used it was less than a month ago, but now all of a sudden, its having MAJOR booting problems. The first thing i noticed was that when i started it up, the VGA wasnt detecting a signal. So, i took all of the RAM out except for one 512 MB stick and it booted. It booted once. I got to the Vista login screen, entered my password, and then waited for ten minutes as it welcomed me. After that, the Aero waiting loopy thing stopped spinning and i knew it was time to reboot. so i hard shutdown and the next thing i know, it goes to the "Windows didnt shut down properly" BIOS screen with two options: "Run startup manager (recommended) ", and "Start windows normally". If i choose Run startup manager, the screen flashes and then resets that screen and i get the same options again, and the 30 second timer at the bottom resets. this is almost instantaneous. if i choose start windows normally, the screen goes black, and then BIOS resets from the splash screen. ive tried resetting the CMOS by taking the battery out for 3 minutes. ive tried resetting the default BIOS settings, and nothing has gotten me past that first booting screen. HALP!

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:28 PM

How about trying reinstalling Vista?
PC Specs:
Model: Advent CPU: 2.4 Quad-Core P4 RAM: 4.0GB Graphics: 256MB On-board ATI X1200 Sound: On-board Hard-Drive: WD 500GB Monitor: 19 (1400x900) Windows: 7 Home Premium.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:22 PM

i tried to boot the reinstallation disc from the CD drive, but it stops at "verifying DMI pool data, boot from CD:"

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:15 AM

Verifying DMI Pool Data . . . Then System Hangs - http://www.therthdimension.org/Computers/Software_Fixes___Workarounds/_Verifying_DMI_Pool_Data______/_verifying_dmi_pool_data______.html

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