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Vista failed update now won't boot past black screen with pointer RRS feed

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  • Hi,my name is Clinton. While updating a computer with vista x86 (that I think came preinstalled on the Gateway computer), the computer froze and powered off. Now it won't boot normally or in safe mode completely stopping at a black screen with a pointer frozen on the screen. Its an older pc ,celeron d on a intel socket 430(I think)with 2 x512gb ram.Ive tried booting from a vista installation disk to get at recovery options. Tried startup repair to no avail and i can't use system restore as it says there are no restore points.Chkdsk didn't work saying"Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.I have looked through simaler posts and tried one that would have me edit the registry but nothing looked the way it was being said to look so I did nothing. Anybody have a solution for me..please?Thanks
    Monday, August 12, 2013 11:18 PM