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  • Hi everybody

    I'm getting this error everytime i reboot my computer:

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem.. etc..

    I'm booting with my Vista DVD and fix the problem with the "repair" option of the DVD. But each time i reboot i must re-did the pattern.

    1- I tried a chkdsk c: /f /r /x
    2- I tried  sfc / scannow with no error
    3- fix the boot with the Dvd repair option.

    Does anybody has any idea to fix this problem?

    Thank you
    Mess with the Best. Die like the rest.
    Saturday, December 20, 2008 1:38 AM


  • Hello,


    According to your problem description, I suspect that such an issue might be caused that some third-party software damages the system bootloader. You should perform the following instructions to narrow down the problem.


    Run Windows Safe Mode 

    1) Detach all unnecessary peripheral devices from your computer, such as printers, scanners and removable storage devices.

    2) Restart the computer.

    3) Keep pressing the F8 key until the Windows Startup menu appears.

    4) Choose Safe Mode with Networking, and press Enter.

    5) Test the issue in Safe Mode to see if the issue still exists.

    Note: In Safe Mode, your system display and Desktop will look and perform differently than in Normal Mode. This is only temporary.


    If the issue does not occur in safe mode, let’s try a Clean Boot to test the issue.


    Start Windows in Clean Boot mode

    Note: You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure.

    1) Click Start.

    2) Copy and paste "msconfig" (without the quotation marks) in the Start Search box, and click Enter.

    3) Switch to Services tab and then Check Hide All Microsoft Services.

    4) Click Disable All.

    5) Switch to the Startup tab and then Click Disable all.

    6) Click OK.

    7) Click Restart to restart the computer and test the issue.


    Hope it helps out!


    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, December 29, 2008 2:48 AM
    Monday, December 22, 2008 8:46 AM