Startup Failure: Win Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Mar 11, somebody had a similar problem but I couldn't find the answer/solution:

    My desktop OS is Win Vista HP with 64-bit; it came ready installed from shop, so, installation disc is not available. 

    My PC fails to start up. I am NOT able to start in Safe Mode and I am not able to System Restore: I was prompted with error 0x80070002. Startup Repair cannot fix the problem.

    Could the HDD be corrupted/damaged? I have not installed any new devices, nor have I re-configured anything. 

    How do I proceed, please? I really do need to retrieve my data.

    V.many thanks.


    Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:27 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Did you get some error message after Startup Repair failed?

    Here is a tutorial for this situation:

    How to Recover from an Infinitely Looping Startup Repair Loop without Reinstalling Windows


    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, September 12, 2014 2:36 AM