Vista hangs on startup
Posted on 2011-04-30
Laptop, Inspiron 1720, 2 GB RAM - nice machine.
this computer hangs on normal start up and the progress bar just flashes endlessly. If I try to start in safe mode it hangs where the last file displayed is windows\...\drivers\crcdisk.sys. I have tried to reinstall Vista Home premium, 32 bit but it too gets to a point near completion and just hangs. I have tried FIXMBR and running the bootrec utility with no luck.
I have made it to the command prompt and it looks like someone tried to reinstall on here on two different partitions 4 times or so as there are Windows.old and windows.000 folders.