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Using Windows Vista Business. During startup, got message I didn't have time to fully read...something about login... Screen went blank and froze. Tried Ctrl,Alt,Delete..didn't turn off. Been well over 2 hours. Hasn't freed itself. What can I do now?
Unplug the power cord, remove the battery pack, and leave it out for a minute or so. Reinsert the battery and turn the computer on. Does it boot normally now?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: A disk read error
The "clicking" and "disk read error" indicates a hard drive failure. When the PC boots it can no longer read some files from or the entire HD. The corrective measure would be to replace the HD and install your OS and programs. Alternately, you may try and reformat then re-install but then you would be operating with an unpredictable storage media and perhaps prolonging the inevitable.
If your reason for Safe Mode is to be able to access your files for purposes of backup, the constant trying/on-off just might worsen the condition of the HD. You can still try recovering by installing the HD in question inside a 2.5 enclosure to USB and install it as a removable device in a 2nd PC where you can try recover files.
Should you install a new HD and install the OS in your Gateway, you actually can use that to try and recover from the old HD. Recovery is 50/50.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
SOURCE: Error Message Upon booting up
go to bios and load defaults. if still same thing happens after reboot. Boot from OS cd, on windows etup page, choose "R" to run recovery console. Choose OS. Run CHKDSK /R.
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
If NTLDR is missing, you will need to do one of two things:
1) follow this link and follow instructions to create a NTLDR boot disc and get back up and running
2) boot to Windows CD and repair Windows installation
Hope this helps - remember to rate :)
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
Restart your machine and while rebooting, press F8 button and boot your system on safe mode. After booting in safe mode, try to reboot it again.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available, but I’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password
You can use the ISO to burn a boot CD. Follow these instructions:
1. Download ISO file from http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com Windows Password Recovery Tool
2. Burn to a CD using a CD burning tool such as Nero or Roxio or MagicISO
3. Insert CD into drive and reboot.
4. You may have to select an option in the BIOS to get the computer to boot from the CD.
Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.
Posted on May 16, 2009
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