That tells us the OS has taken some heavy damage and no, while I do have some ideas on how to deal with such the problem is often time consuming and expensive.
For example if the owner does not have or use a full retail version of Windows but one the machine came with, it costs about 100 bucks to get a full version so we can try the install over the top of this Windows to correct the error.
-> WAIT ONE SECOND AS I ADDRESS " I need to get some item's off of this computer so wiping it isn't an option."
Over a decade ago I helped kick up this discussion at http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm and it's only gotten easier to do that. Your files can be copied out with that old or a newer version of a Live CD/DVD.
I don't have a lot of info of what was done I only know what 'm dealing with now. I start vista it's start's out fine then goes into configuring updates before windows load's. It stage 3 of 3 and although it seems like it's trying to configure the update it stay's at 0% and then restarts and then the loop begin's.
When I start in safe mode it stop's at windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys and then goes into the loop.
I've tried to do a restore but no restrore point's are found. I need to get some item's off of this computer so wiping it isn't an option.Please help. I'm not real literate with dos but if you walk me through it I follow directions well. Thank you