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Windows Vista boot issue

Windows vista home premium 64 bit, machine, hp m9450f - system runs fine once booted up but on start up often will not load, so I have a live mouse but nothing else - if I close it down and re-boot it works perfectly.

Had a disk crash a few months back and we did a restore because I have so much software loaded for business purposes.

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saigasmithCommented:
I would run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files.

Please see the following for step by step instructions.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
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abacus41Author Commented:
Thanks for the quick reply, I will give it a try.
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nobusCommented:
you can always run a disk diag to be sure about the disk  :  http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287      

alternatively, run a repair install : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html
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abacus41Author Commented:
I ran the checkdsk overnight and then the computer re-started normally - but need to try again to see if it is permanently fixed.

Thanks for these new resources I will run the seagate tester tonight.

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nobusCommented:
post results!
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abacus41Author Commented:
Downloaded the Seagate SeaTools for Windows and it started up but then crashed. See  seagate error
But this morning Windows loaded properly with no issues.
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nobusCommented:
then i suggest to run the diag from ubcd  : http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      
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abacus41Author Commented:
OK, will try tonight - thanks!!
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abacus41Author Commented:
To confirm, I am supposed to burn UBCD4 to a disc, boot from disk and run tests?
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nobusCommented:
yes - that's it
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abacus41Author Commented:
thanks - will do
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nobusCommented:
could be something corupt in your OS..
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abacus41Author Commented:
Hope to get to this tonight....
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abacus41Author Commented:
Well strange as it may seem the issue just went away. It may be that one of the Windows updates either broke it in the first place or indeed fixed it. Either way it is working fine I have however saved the resources and notes from comments just in case I need them later.

Thank you one and all for your help.

Regards,

David
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