Vista BSOD

Bad storm one day and computer kept shutting off due to power outages.  Now it only boots to a BSOD.
Page Fault in Nonpage Area.
OS is Vista
It has in it 4 sticks of RAM.  I removed them all and put 1 in and I get the same error.  I swapped the 1 stick out with one of the other 3... same error.
Cannot boot into safe mode, etc.
Removed video card that came with the computer and used the on board VGA adapter... same error.
I ran a chkdsk to no avail.  SpinRite will not run... dies at the InitDisk portion.
I am, it appears, able to navigate the drive at will when attached to another comptuer externally.
Dump simply shows:
Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xfffff88005243000, 0x0000000000000001, 0xfffff80001e60292,

***  - Address 0x0000000000000000 base at 0x0000000000000000 DateStamp

Any thoughts?  Hate the though of a reinstall.
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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Jackie ManConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Your HDD has hardware failure beyond repairs.
Cannot boot into safe mode doesn't seem reasonable. Wireless keyboard? Borrow a plug in keyboard and start tapping F8 as soon as it starts booting. From the F8 menu, try last known good configuration in case it is a driver or recent installation issue.

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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Not using a wireless keyboard.  Safe mode attempt yields the same error.  Last known didn't help either.
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Jackie ManCommented:
You need to download a Vista Recovery Disk or use your Vista Setup Disk to start your PC and launch system restore to go back to a restore point when there was no problem.


A tutorial of Vista Windows Recovery is in the URL below.


When a problem appears in Vista and there are no clues from google, it seems to me the last resort is to use system restore as Vista is much better in system restore than the system restore in XP. System Restore in Vista is just like a time machine to go back to the exact state when the problem does not exist. But the drawback is that it consumes a lot of hard disk apace and it will restore the applications that you have removed and old version of document on desktop,

So, before your use System Restore, make sure all user data has been properly backup as it is just too powerful if Vista thinks that the path you stored your data is part of the system folders.

In a nutshell, System Restore can reduce the time of troubleshooting (except the problem is caused by hardware failure) but it must be used with due care.
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
System restore shows no restore points.  Tried that.
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