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Vista won't boot, stops at chkdsk


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Jamie818

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I have a Dell laptop that was running fine until a few days ago. The computer froze out of sleep mode so I shut it off and restarted it. Now it won't boot in any mode. The initial bios screen that says Dell on it starts. I can go into boot mode with F12. When I do this, window loads the files off the vista disc and then starts to load with the microsoft green bar load screen. Then it loads a black screen and 20-30 mins later loads the mouse arrow. That's all that loads.
When I try to enter safe mode via F8 it begins loading the files and stops at windows/system32/drivers/chkdsk. Freezes, then reboots after the blue screen flashes. This happens when you select to start windows normally or with last know settings.
If you let the bios load without hitting any F-keys, it immediatly goes to the menu to start in recovery mode or normally stating window files are either missing, corrupted, or configured wrong. When I could start in recovery mode (as now it won't let me do that anymore) it used to say that there was an error with a drive and it couldn't be automatically fixed through recovery. Any help would be appreciated!
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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
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There's info on the net stating that Seagate SeaTools can detect & test Toshiba disk drives. Might pay you to give that a try.
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I bet you 5 bucks, it won't work :)
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