I have a gateway laptop with Vista home premium on it.
When I switch on the laptop the bios appears then the loading bar for Vista then it just goes to a black screen with no icons, cursor.
If I try in safe mode it halts at crcdisk.sys.
I have tried running the recovery tools supplied on the Vista disk but they seem to freeze as well, chkdsk /r was left running for 24 hrs and did nothing, the start up repair option also was left running for over 24 hours and again seemed to have hung.
Assuming that this was a HDD problem I removed the HDD and connected it to another PC and ran spinrite, this came back and reported no problems.
I have trawled the net researching this and have also tried the following:
1) All options in the menu with safe mode, last known good etc.
2) Deleted the PCMIA files.
Any help would be apprecitated.
Thanks in advance