I have attempted the following:
In command prompts:
1. Running Regedit.exe - Editing the shell name to explorer.exe - it changes but once I restart and go back into regedit the name has reverted back to what it was originally, cmd.exe
2. In regedit.exe loaded software hive to check the windows NT rpcsSs key was set to NT AUTHORIT\NetworkService
3. Deleted event logs in winevt
4. chkdsk /f /r
5.sfc /scannow - can't start the repair process
6. Tried Sticky keys - shift button 5 times however doesn't provide me with access to task manager
7. CTRL ALT DEL does not work
8. In repair computer options have run a memory diagnostic tool, says will see results when restart but my restarts go to a black screen.
Now the restore to a prevous point in time is unavailable as there are no restore dates available!! There were about 5 dates previously.
When I ran the repair your computer it said there weren't any problems. I have run this a few times and I noticed that the following message appeared at the bottom of the diagnostic and repair details:
Root Cause Found:
No OC files found on disk
Repair Action: Partition table repair
Result: completed sucessfully
Error Code: 0x0
Time Taken: 15600 ms
Failed Error Code = 0x490
I have downloaded a Windows Vista Recovery Disc to make a bootable usb or cd but I can't see an iso image file within the extracted files I downloaded. Do I need a boot manager tool or cd maker to convert the info in the downloaded files? I tried to use the step-by-step guide to making a bootable windows recovery usb from the neosmart website but it says the easy bcd will not work on an xp computer - which is the only available computer to me at the moment which is a work computer so have limited time to get anything done. How can I create a bootable usb on an xp computer to see if my vista laptop will boot up.
Any ideas what has caused KSOD situation and any solutions??
Edited by hamluis, 23 November 2012 - 08:43 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected - Hamluis.