While attempting to boot a Gateway M-1625 laptop with Vista 32 bit, an error screen appears saying Windows did not shut down properly. When I try to boot normally, I get a blue screen error of F4. Using Startup Repair, the message "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically" appears. Under "View diagnostic and repair details", Root cause found: Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem".
Bugcheck f4. Parameters = 0x3, 0x8529c688, 0x8529c7d4, 0x820524b0.
System files integrity check and repair:
Result: Failed. Error code 0x10b.
Running chkdsk /f after going to System Recovery Options did not help. System Restore says "no restore points have been created". Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool shows no memory errors.
If possible, I would like to avoid a reinstall. Any help would be appreciated!