Help!My computer halts during the OS boot and I am trying to avoid reverting to a 5 month old system backup.I will describe the problem …
First, here are the specifics about the computer:
·Proc: Intel Core2Duo Conroe E6400 2.13 GHz
·MB: EVGA nForce 680i
·RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR2 800
·Video: BFGTech GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3
·OS Raid Mirror: 2x WD Raptor 74GB 10000RPM SATA
·Data Raid Mirror: 2x Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200RPM SATA
·Audio: Creative XFi XtremeGamer Fata1ty Pro
·OS: MS Windows Vista 64bit Ultimate – with all OS drivers up to date
A couple days ago, I had a Raid array error on my boot array (first time).It hung during the array rebuild – so I decided to go into the Raid setup during reboot, delete the array, and rebuild it.Like a dummy, I did this without first backing up the system.Anyway, the delete and rebuild seemed to work fine.However, it now halts in the last phase of reboot, showing only a black screen with a white mouse arrow.
Using my Vista disk, I can bring up Vista and utilize the command prompt to access the drives, copy files, etc.I downloaded the latest Nvidia nForce driver (with the Raid drivers), but was unable to run this from the command prompt to load it.Perhaps this is a permissions problem?I also tried the system repair option, but it cannot find a problem.I also used F8 during reboot and attempted to use the “Last successful Boot”, but it was also unsuccessful.
Does anyone have any ideas?I feel like the problem may be simple – missing a driver, etc.And I really want to avoid the headache of reloading all my programs, etc. to get caught up from my last system backup from 5 months ago.
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