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Vista Wont Boot

Posted on 2007-11-18
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I have a dual boot XP, Vista Ultimate and now cant boot Vista or Vista DVD

Vista sits on a SATA drive, while XP is on a PATA, a thrd PATA is also connected formated as NTFS for data etc.

I had recently done a registry scan/clean using "Registry Cleaner" for the first time. I dont know weather this has anything to do with why it wont boot. If i try booting the Vista DVD to recever, it fails to load, saying a device is failing Hard Drive, removable device etc.

I have checked all the drives using the Windows tools in XP, and report fine.

XP is still working, in fact i had to use it to log onto this site!

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by:nobus
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remove the disk drive, and try to boot from cd; it should boot now; if it does not, the drive is bad.
you can also test your ram then with memtest86+ from www.memtest.org
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by:Lovebug69
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Which disk drive, the vista one?

XP boots fine, no problems eith that (same hardware as dual boot)
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both first, then try with each one separately
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by:Lovebug69
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Ok, got the DVD to work in the end (Dirty)

However I an only boot to vista afetr doing a repair from DVD Each and every time i boot!
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maybe disk problems? test it : http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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