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

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      • #2099412 Reply

        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
        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

        I’d start with testing the hdd

      • #2125230 Reply

        the Vista OS may need reinstalling from the Vista DVD discs

      • #2137539 Reply

        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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