Windows Vista Home Premium Edition does not boot. The green scrolling status bar remains forever. When I run the NeoSmart EasyRe disk, it fixes the MBR and then Windows WILL boot up OK. However, at the next reboot, it reverts back to the scrolling bar again and will not boot again.
NO new software was installed; no hardware was installed; I believe Windows did an automatic update, however I cannot confirm it.
I've done a complete back-up of files.
Chkdsk to look for bad sectors. None found.
Memory tests: Did find some issues, but cannot determine what part or type of memory is affected.
System restore: restored to one month prior to issue. Did not resolve the problem.
1. When the MBR gets repaired, Windows boots OK, so I am assuming that the issue is happening when Windows shuts down, and writes something(?) back to the HD. What would it write that the EasyRE disk would fix ??
2. If I try and run traces, will it work if Windows doesn't boot up again until after I fix the MBR?
Thanks for any info...