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Windows Vista will not load

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#1 korniceman3000


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 03:25 PM



I am unable to load Windows Vista when I turn on my computer. Upon restarting, it will show the standard Microsoft Corporation loading bar, then it goes to a black screen. My OS is Windows Vista 32 bit Home Edition.


I tried running start up repair and after about 40 minutes, I received the following results:


Number of root causes = 1


Test performed

Check for updates (error code = 0x0)

system disk test (error code = 0x0)

Disk Failure diagnosis (error code = 0x0)

Disk metadata test (error code = 0x0)

Target OS test (error code = 0x0)

Volume Content Check (error code = 0x0)


Root Cause: system volume of disk is corrupt

Repair Action: file system repair (chkdsk)

Completed successfully (error code = 0x0)


After it restarted, Windows still failed to load and I get the black screen.


I tried a system restore on 2 previous points and both failed.

It stated unspecified error

I/O device error (0x8007045D)


I tried loading Windows in Safe Mode but that also failed.

It stalled when it got to windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys


I don't know what to do or how to retrieve the data from the hard drive.

When I bought the computer, it did not include a system restore disc or Windows Vista. Also, I don't have a functioning DVDrom drive.


I would really appreciate any advice on how I might be able to load Windows Vista. In the event that Windows Vista does not load, is their a way for me to manually retrieve the files from the hard drive, like copying them to a USB flash drive or external HDD.


Please advise on this matter. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Best regards and looking forward to your reply.

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#2 bludgard


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:00 PM

It would appear that this hard drive is failing or failed.

One may be able to retrieve data from this drive by connecting it to a working system by way of USB device, HDD enclosure or by installing the drive to an unused slot in a desktop or the like.

One may also boot from a flash drive or such (since optical drive is dead) that contains a "live" OS or other bootable media which runs independently of the hard drive: This should let one access the drive (best case) in order to copy over data to another device.

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