Hello all. I have a triple boot Windows system xp-vista-win7. In the process of enlarging the partitions and moving the data for these three systems, I ended up with a Vista that doesn't fully boot. I can still acess the folders from my other OS's but Vista won't boot to the desktop. It almost gets in. It starts normally with the Microsoft Windows bar and welcome screen and start music, but then it reverts to a black screen with a white movable cursor in the screen. The hard drive light indicates activity for around 10 minutes while this black screen is present but ultimately the drive light stops blinking. I was thinking of leaving it like that all night to see if if will fix itself. The desktop never does appear I am unable to get into safe mode either as again there is no start buton or shortcut icons and no option to open system restore, just a black window with the indication of safe mode. I could use ctrl-alt-del to open task manager and from there I could open a desktop (explorer.exe), but trying to open files afrer that gave errors regarding missing files in librairies, etc. System restore opened in that way said it was turned off, but I doubt if that was really the case. I have a Vista installation disk, but I'm wondering how much trouble I will have restoring the triple boot loader after reinstalling Vista. This black screen scenario is a common problem with Vista but clear cut solutions other than windows repair are hard to find.. Again suggestions would be most appreciated.
Edited by archp2008, 20 February 2014 - 11:35 PM.