Vista Startup problem/Startup Repair

I'm having a problem with Vista starting up on my laptop. When I power it on it starts running Vista Startup Repair. It notifies me that there are no defects found then a black screen appears and that's as far as it goes. My laptop worked fine yesterday around 5 PM then my battery went dead. After charging the battery and trying to power it on is when it started the Vista Startup Repair and then going to the black screen. I have tried to start it in safe mode and it will not allow me to do so. I have taken the battery out and let it sit for 10 minutes or so and have tried powering it back on the the same problem persists. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi Bigwheel,

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Does it get to where it will let you select “Last Know Good Configuration” (one of the options when windows is booting up) If yes, use this option or If no use option 2

 

OPTION 2

To get your computer back to normal, I would suggest you do startup repair using your Vista installation disc. It is a Vista recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files that might prevent Vista from starting correctly. When you run Startup Repair, it scans your computer for the problem and then tries to fix it so your computer can start correctly.

1.    Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2.    Press a key when you are prompted.

3.    Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

4.    Click Repair your computer.

5.    Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

6.    In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

7.    Restart the computer when it’s done.

Please reply and let us know if your issue is resolved or if you need further assistance. 


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If u do not have RECOVERY DISC, followings can be useful: How to Make a Bootable Disk in Vista
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/7050.aspx

Download: Windows Vista x86 32 bit Recovery Disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

Download: Windows Vista x64 64 bit Recovery Disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-make-a-windows-vista-repair-disk-if-you-dont-have-one/


or

http://www.avg.com/gb-en/avg-rescue-cd

or

http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-avira-antivir-rescue-system

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