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#1 twintone

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

Hello,

 

This is regarding my Vista Home 64bit desktop.

 

This morning I rebooted my system due to Windows update requirements, and when the system attempts to boot back up, it locks at the windows boot screen (the one that has the little greenish lines scrolling from left to right) the green lines scroll by about 4 times and then abruptly stop. HDD activity stops as well. I let the system sit for about 5 minutes and there was no change. I was then forced to do a hard power down. When I rebooted I chose to boot into safe mode which actually seemed to hang a little more than it normally would, but the HDD light was very active. I let it continue, and it eventually booted into safe mode. 

 

At this point I selected to schedule a disk check to see if maybe there were errors on the disk. I then rebooted, and the same issue happened where it locks up during the windows boot screen with the green bars scrolling. They scrolled by about 4 times again, and then just halted and the system was locked again.

 

At that point I decided to see if I might be able to get a little advise on what to try next. I haven't ever seen this issue before, and am stumped on what it could be. 

 

Thanks much



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

If this is the result of a Microsoft update you can boot into Safe Mode, open the control panel and go to uninstall a program.  When it opens there will be an options to show updates, click on this.  Find the last update and uninstall it, reboot and see if this resolve the issue.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

Unfortunately now I am unable to boot into safe mode. It locks up at \windows\system32\drivers\aswRvrt.sys when loading windows files. I have tried 4 times now, both with and without networking and it locks up at the same place each time.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

Do you have a installation disc for your copy of Vista?

 

If not, use the link below to take you to a website where there are instructions for creating a ISO recovery disc.

 

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html?ltr=C

 

I would try using the System Restore option first.
 


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:29 PM

I do have a system disk. Attempted a system restore, and unfortunately it appears I don't have any restore points... at least that is what it's telling me. I opened the command line option and ran a chkdsk which came up with no errors. I also attempted a system repair which ran close to an hour, but ended up not finding anything to fix. Not sure what I can try next.






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