I have a laptop which the owner does not want to format. Basically when going to boot it one morning it came up with an error that was something like:
Windows Boot Manager
Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
So I ran a startup repair and that seemed to fix the boot.ini file. The machine now boots, but after the Vista loading screen it just goes to a black screen with a white curser. Pressing CRTL + ALT + DEL does nothing. The same thing happens in safe mode.
I tried booting off the Windows CD and doing a system restore, but there are apparently no restore points. I used an MSDaRT CD to get a bit futher, there are no hotfixes to uninstall, it wont run an SFC because it says there is an error.