Some system files may have been corrupted due to for example, a software or hardware change. When the start-up repairs finishes and Windows finally comes up, delete these recentlly installed hardwares, and softwares, if any ... Then bring up the command prompt [ Start-Run>cmd. You may need to go to Programs or System Tools for Run or "Commnd Prompt"] Type in sfc /scannow ... see whether that solves the problem. It is likely that sfc will not be able to solve all problems found... in which case, use of the Recovery disks may be necessary [or a full reinstall]. I suggest that you make copies of your valuble files[if you have not done so already] while the computer is up with Windows running...
Hi there! My comp has been uniquely troublesome. It went through a motherboard in a year, lost sound that same year (driver issue)and a few keyboards (my son loves ripping the keys out. So it recently came back a few weeks ago from Geeksquad with a clean bill of health, and the other day it froze up, restarted, and the screen went from gray to black. I was panicking, because this is what happend when the GS had to replace the motherboard. This time it restarted again, and said it needed to run the startup repair tool. I let it happen, and also agreed to a system restore. It started up this time, and thought all was good.
that was until the next morning, when I tried starting it up, and it did the whole gray to black screen, and asked for startup repair again!
I recently updated my NVidia driver because a BSOD popped up saying that video wasn't responding, or something to that effect.
So my comp is a HP dv9000 series, running Vista Home Premium 32 bit