Stumped by a pc with problems.
Vista 64 with sp2.
Basically it just wont load up windows. In maybe 250 starts I have only got to start vista once and then in crashed after about 20-30mins. I can only very rarely get it to boot in safe mode and i managed to chkdsk and it found 'problems with the file system'. i selected repair on next start up which took a few goes to get running and it accssed the hard drive for quite a while and shut down with out a crash. But it still wont start to vista.
I have an old repair iso burned to disc which will run without fail when inserted but it tells me its for the wrong version of vista ?? i have since downloaded again the 64bit repair iso but what ever i do it wont boot from the disc i burn with aCTIVE ISO. also tryed the avg repair iso and that wont boot from disk either.
it seems to be throwing all sorts of error codes at bsod, but most common are 0x0000001e, 0x0000003d, 0x0000007e, 0x0000003b.
my next attempt was going to be boot in safe with cmd prompt and try fixboot/mbr but i havent been able to get that far as even a boot in safe mode is hard to achieve.
so i have one bootable iso repair disk that vista says is the wrong one. incidently if i click load drivers, i can then click properties on local disk c and run a check for errors via the tools tab. it found some errors and said it fixed them but im still at the stage of not beiong able to boot windows.
Also i can not get to any dump files because im stuck in this endless loop of crash-restart.
ideas warmly welcomed,