I'm having a problem with a Toshiba Satellite A300 notebook at the moment. It won't boot past the Vista Loading screen in either normal or safe modes. I have tried a startup repair from the Vista disk but it says there is no startup problem to repair.
I took the hard drive out and attached it to my desktop (via an external casing) and ran MalwareBytes and AVG scans.
Am I correct in my understanding that none of these infections should render the pc unbootable?
I have since put the hard drive back into the notebook and still have the same problem. I have tested ram, cleaned and reseated the CPU and heatsink, and am currently running a chkdsk /r from the cmd prompt option from the Vista disk.
1. Start your computer from the Windows Vista Installation DVD
2. Press a key when prompted to continue
3. Choose your language, time, keyboard and click Next:
4. Next, click "Repair your Computer":
5. Now, from the System Recovery
Options dialog, select the "Operating System" you want to repair, then click Next
6. From the "Choose a Recovery Tool" dialog menu, select "Command Prompt":
7. Type the following into the "Command Prompt Window":
8. Remove the Vista Installation DVD and restart your PC.