Windows VISTA laptop will not load up, keeps shutt

  HandyAndy5535 14:12 18 Apr 2009

"The procedure entry point ntoskrnl.ExiAcquireFastMutex could not be located in the dynamic link library HAL.dll"

All i get is what's above on a blue screen and the laptop will not load up, just keeps shutting down and re-starting, anyone any ideas as to how to fix this without re-installing as i have tried system restore, that won't work, won't even boot into safe mode either and tried last known good configuration etc but nothing works, please help, anyone.



  woodchip 21:11 18 Apr 2009

Will it star in Safe Mode? tapping F5 or F8 as laptop is starting

  grey george 21:15 18 Apr 2009

All the searches seem to point to a re-install as the only cure. It looks like malware or spyware maybe the cause. Do you have the skills to remove the drive and connect it as a slave to another pc? You could then run a series of scans and if nothing else recover your data.

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