Windows boot manager saying Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be...

Windows Vista Boot Manager is telling me that it failed to start and a recent hardware or software change may be the cause.

I ran the Windows Vista Recovery and had it repair but I still am getting the same error when I reboot.

I haven't made any new software or hardware changes recently.

How can I fix this?
d_springerAsked:
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shadowlesssCommented:
I would run diagnostics on your machine.  Maybe some installed RAM or other component is failing and is being detected as a hardware change?  If you have a Dell you can press F12 when you see the Dell Splash screen and choose Diagnostics
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d_springerAuthor Commented:
I ran SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) and everything came back clean.
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demoniumzCommented:
can  u re install windows vista  ?
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d_springerAuthor Commented:
I tried that as well.  Vista installed perfectly then once it was complete I rebooted and I got the same Windows boot manager error.
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shadowlesssCommented:
did you preform a clean install of Vista?
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d_springerAuthor Commented:
Yes it was a clean install.  I just formatted the entire hard drive and reinstalled and everything worked.  I really hope that problem doesn't reappear.
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