Vista will not boot - hangs on Microsoft timeline then tries to reboot from BIOS
Posted on 2011-05-06
My client's Vista Dell desktop computer will not boot. When powered up, the BIOS screen shows, then a black screen and the Microsoft timeline for a few minutes. After that it automatically goes back to trying a fresh boot and displays the BIOS screen, repeating the same cycle over and over. Startup Repair option has no effect. Tried Last Known Good Configuration - same result. Tried Safe Mode - saw it loading Windows files, then it went right to the BIOS screen. So, what needs to be done to resolve the inability of this computer to boot? All was fine up until the morning of May 5.