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Yesterday my computer crashed and won't reboot. It runs Vista HP SP1, 64 bit. When I try to reboot, it either hangs on a black screen, or recycles to the boot options screen. When I try to boot from the installation disc, I get a BSOD, error 07E. However, I scanned the hard disc with Seagate tools, and it tested fine, except that the scan hung on 25% and I had to restart it once. At the moment I'm moving the files off of it with Spotmau PowerSuite 2009, but I'm worried I'll just move a virus. Any opinions?

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  • mskele Feb 02, 2009

    I'm thinking my motherboard is dead. I've removed all hardware one by one. Even the Vista install disc gets a blue screen; I even disconnected my bhard drive to make sure it was trying to boot from the cd, no luck. The only things that boot are the Seagate tool, which indicates that the hd is fine, and Spotmau, whic successfully checks the mbr, but fails to restore the registry, and won't continue. I'll try the restore disc from JSKYS, but I'm dubious.

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Read this tutorial on JSKYS site.

Follow each step carefully. If you can't make the repair

with these steps...download the 64-bit version of

Windows 7 Beta at this link. If you lack the capability

to burn an ISO image to a DVD then skip this step.

We recently installed 7 onto a Vista loaded laptop

with a damaged boot sector. Your files will be saved to

a folder during installation. Once you complete the installation

of 7 you can reinstall Vista on the original partition.

This type of troubeshooting takes a bit of experience and a

load of patience.


I hope this will help you get your teeth into it.

Nate P.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • Nate Phillips
    Nate Phillips Feb 02, 2009

    Just scratchin' at the surface mskele...best of luck.

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