computer/windows vista does not load

  beardies 13:49 24 Dec 2010

Help Please.
My Medion computer running Vista froze and had to be switched of by cutting the power.
It now will not load windows. When I press start the computer tells me it was shut down wrongly and asks if I wish to start in safe mode, mormally, etc. If I press start normally it tries to start, then gets to the bar across the bottom of the screen saying loadind and gets stuck there. If I press safe mode (or try to load from the recovery disk) it lists a number of win 32 commands then says please wait and stays there. Any suggetions

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:05 24 Dec 2010

You need to look at Windows Vista's Repair Your Computer options.

* Startup repair - This automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting
* System Restore - This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
* Windows Complete PC Restore - This will completely restore your entire PC - programs, system settings and files - from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
* Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - This checks your computer's memory hardware for errors
* Command Prompt - This opens a Command Window

With the Complete PC Restore Option you must have made a backup of your system, either on your hard drive or on a set of DVDs, in order to use this option. If you don't have a backup then don't use this option

How you access the repair options will depend upon whether you have a Windows Vista installation disk or whether your operating system came pre-installed by your PC manufacturer.

Pre-Installed Options

If no repair options are available your PC manufacturer may have replaced the tools or customised them. Check your Computer Manual before proceeding.

1/ Start your PC

2/ If your PC has one operating system Press and Hold the F8 key as your PC starts. If the Windows Logo appear you will need to start again

3/ If you have a dual boot system a Boot option menu will appear. Highlight the Vista operating system and Press the F8 key

4/ In both cases, if all has gone well, an Advanced options screen will now appear

5/ Highlight the repair Your Computer option and Press Enter

6/ Select a keyboard layout, and then Click the Next button

7/ Next select your user Name and Enter your Password, then Click OK

8/ The recovery options should now appear

Windows Installation Disk

1/ make sure your PC can boot directly from the Vista DVD. Obviously, most modern PCs can. With older machines you may need to check the PC's BIOS

2/ Start the PC

3/ Immediately insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive

4/ A Black screen will appear with the words 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD'

5/ Press Any key to start the booting process

6/ A new screen will now appear with a progress bar. The legend say's 'Windows is loading files'

7/ After a few minutes the Microsoft copyright window ill appear and another small progress bar will be visible

8/ You will next see a Blue curtained screen

9/ After a short while the Language option screen will appear

10/ Select your language and keyboard language and the Click the Next button

11/ At the bottom left of the next screen - the Install screen, Click on the Repair Your Computer option

12/ The System recovery options will now search for your Windows Vista installation

13/ Once the Vista installation has been located, Highlight it and then Click the Next button

14/ You are now presented with the set of recovery options

15/ Click on the Option you require and follow the onscreen prompts

  beardies 15:03 24 Dec 2010

Tried to start by pressing F8, opens a blue screen which asks to select boot device (HDD, DVD, USB, USB, USB), pressing sata hdd brings up the start in safe mode, normally etc.. Pressing normal, goes to the windows green bar and just stays there. Pressing safe mode loads win 32 files then says please wait then stops.
Trying to start by using recovery disk, goes to bar with green moving icon then screen goes black then changes to two tone blue and stops, as does the dvd.
Am I doing it wrong as cannot see the vista operating logo

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:09 24 Dec 2010

try f5

also to boot from the DVD you need to set the first boot device as CD / DVD drive and save and exit (F10)

boot with the DVD in the drive and watch for a "press any key to boot from CD" message.

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