I have a Vista PC that will not boot. I do not know what occurred prior to this condition as it has just been presented to me to try to resolve. The screen at boot time is
The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.
It will not boot into safe mode either. The error is that windows install cannot continue in safe mode.
I have disabled reboot on error in the startup options but that makes no difference either.
I do not have boot media, only a D2D recovery. I can boot the system using a WINPE disk and get access to the file structure.
Is there some way to edit a boot file to prevent it from believing it is part way through an install and continue the boot process?