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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows Vista, XP and earlier Window Vista Will not completely Boot

    This topic contains 5 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Paul T 6 days, 22 hours ago.

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    • #2099412 Reply

      anonymous

      Gets to the eye screen and no farther. Safe mode boot goes to storport.sys. Repair system like this loading system then the eye and it stays there. ot

      Cpu AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Ql-64 2.1Ghz

      Gateway NV52 Series

      632 Memory

      Any question will be answered best I can. I want this computer to boot as Vista, not 7 and DEFINITELY NOT 10!

       

    • #2100216 Reply

      Cybertooth
      AskWoody Plus

      Here are a few questions that I hope will help to narrow down the possible source of the problem.

      What was the last thing that you did with that PC before the problem started? For example, did you install a new program, or update (patch) an existing one, or add or change some hardware (like memory or a graphics card)?

      Could there have been a power outage or a power spike since the last time it worked and when it started acting up?

      Do you have access to a different computer? It may come in handy for purposes of downloading diagnostics software or to hook up the Vista PC’s hard drive.

      Do you have a backup image of the hard drive that, if all else fails, you could install in place of what you have now?

       

    • #2100238 Reply

      anonymous

      I’d start with testing the hdd

    • #2125230 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      the Vista OS may need reinstalling from the Vista DVD discs

    • #2137539 Reply

      anonymous

      A catch 22. I tryed a boot 7 repair USB and it “froze”. I have made progress as it will live boot a Live Linux USB. Memory and hard drive exchanged. It might have a overheating problem but even cool, still has trouble booting to the repair. Can someone maybe walkthough the create Usb process?

    • #2137681 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      To create a bootable USB you need an ISO of the thing you want to boot and a program to write the ISO to the USB.
      I use Rufus to do the writing.

      cheers, Paul

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