Dell Vostro, running Vista Home Premium SP2.
Trouble started when trying to remove a rootkit with Hitman Pro & ever since then, I cannot get it to boot in anything other than safe mode.
When booting normally, it will get to the point where I can click on username & it reboots.
I have tied startup repair & it says it finds nothing wrong.
I have tried system restore, to about 5 different restore points & still the same.
Accessed the HD from another maching, ran chkdsk - it said it found & repaired several problems, but still the same problem.
I was hoping to do a repair install, like you could do in XP, but most of the things I read suggeat that you have to boot normally into Vista & it runs like an inplace upgrade, but won't run in safe mode!
Other than smashing this thing with a hammer, I am open to suggestions!