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  • Question

  • Hi

    yesterday my computer (with windows vista enterprise) was up and running. Suddenly there was a power breakdown and as it should be the computer restarted. While it was restarting another power breakdown occured... now Vista woun't boot anymore...

    This happens:

    I have a dual boot system (xp and vista), when I choose Vista it continious and the loading screen of Vista appears, then when normally the login screen appears there is only a black screen.

    The vista repair tool doesn't work... but I still can use the computer via Windows XP, so I can repair it probably by myself... I only don't know what to do? Wich files are damaged?

    Thank you VERY MUCH!

    Cliff
    Monday, September 10, 2007 11:36 AM

Answers

  • Hi,


    It seems when the power broke down, your Windows Vista's MFT record in your hard drive got damaged. MFT record is a sector that Windows allocates to enable booting through it. I suggest you doing a full hard drive "Disk Scan" through Windows XP (including surface test) and give it a try, else you'll have to re-install your Windows Vista.

     

    Good luck

     

    Monday, September 10, 2007 11:58 PM

All replies

  • Hi,


    It seems when the power broke down, your Windows Vista's MFT record in your hard drive got damaged. MFT record is a sector that Windows allocates to enable booting through it. I suggest you doing a full hard drive "Disk Scan" through Windows XP (including surface test) and give it a try, else you'll have to re-install your Windows Vista.

     

    Good luck

     

    Monday, September 10, 2007 11:58 PM
  • Thanks for your answer, I hope this will work for me!

    I'll try it as soon as possible!

     

    Cliff

     

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:29 PM