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
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.