Asus PC, Windows Vist Home premium, all updates.
Out of the blue, it will not boot. Get to the scrolling boot screen (the one just before login) and it just shuts off.
I ran the Vista check utility twice. The first time i selected to do system restore to previous state. Rebooted. Still shuts off. The second time it took much longer and from what I can see. ALL TESTS PASS except one:
Repair Action: System Files Integrety Check and Repair
Result: Failed. Error code=0x2
Time Taken: 6206818ms
I get no blue screen, I cant even get to any screen!
I'm triying to repar this because I have several expensive software titles that link the keycode for authorization to a hardware and software key at the time of install. I'm not sure I could re-install them if I get a different software generated (random?) code.
I also don't know about all the i-tunes and other downloaded content my wife has such as MP3's and audiobooks.
Thanks for any help!