Vista fails to boot

My vista ultimate crushed today for no apparent reason. As if that's not bad enough, Vista could not be loaded. Instead, I was stuck at the screen.

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To Fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next"
3. Click "Repair your computer"

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0x000000e

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt

Resolution: Simple, I simply unplugged the exterior Sony DVD burner. A funny fact was that simple reboot did not fix the issue but I shutdown the PC completely and then powered it on.


Sssh... I'm going su - said...

Wow, same error i am having right now after dual booting with opensuse10.2. I experienced this once with ubuntu7.04 too but I just reistalled my Vista :(. I can't wait to try this fix!!! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

If you cant boot vista how did you post this on your blog?

Adil Hindistan said...

lol. I have 3 machines with Vista on them :)