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Hello, after vista boots it goes to a white screen and no further, why?

Thanks in advance,

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  1. Hi,

    This problem could be with IE7. I found it would show up 5 min after login.

    1. Press Alt-TAB, go to the Desktop icon. (This will get your desk top back)
    2. Do a right click on the extra IE7(blank) window and close.
    3. Open up IE7
    4. Press Alt to get the menue bar up.
    5. Goto Tools > Internet Options > Advanced (Tab) > click Reset.
    6. Restart Vista
    7. Test to see if problem is fixed.
  2. Restore Point:


    Do System Restore in Safe Mode, if unable to do it in Normal Mode.

    Try tapping F8 at startup, and from the list of startup selections, select Safe Mode by using UP Arrow Key to go there > then hit Enter.

    Try a System Restore once there, to pick a Restore Point before your problem..

    Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore > pick a different time > Next > etc
  3. If Nothing Works Then Follow this

    Try Startup Repair from the Recovery Console (if you have one) or from a Vista disk - if you do not have a
    Vista disk you can borrow a friends (they are not copy protected) or make one. Also your System maker will
    sell the physical disks cheap since you already own Windows.

    This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or with a Vista Disk

    Try StartUp Repair from Recovery Options and/or a Vista disk.

    How to do a Startup Repair

    Also from the COMMAND PROMPT of Recovery Console (if possible) or a Vista disk

    SFC /scannow
    Hit Enter

    and after that runs

    chkdsk /f /r
    Hit Enter

    ( Spaces between C and / k and / and f and / )

    Retry Startup Repair after Chkdsk.

    If needed after those you retry System Restore from the Recovery or Vista disk.

    How to Do a System Restore in Vista


    If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.

    How to Make a Bootable Disk in Vista

    Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc

    Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc

    How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One

    Hope this helps.
  4. First of all thanks saran008 for the help. I almost had a system over load with the information you provided. The part that helped the most was:

    How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/win [...] -have-one/

    I didn’t have the original install CD for Vista nor did I find any friends with one. I ended up downloading “Ultimate Boot CD 4.1.1”, after a Google search and configured the BIOS to boot up the CD first. Once I was able to use the downloaded CD I was able to go back to a previous restore date that was 12 or 14 days pier to having the problem, in the Windows Vista F8 mode it didn’t let me go back far enough to help. From that point everything was easy to install other utility programs and clean up the computer.

    Thanks again for the help.
  5. Happy to hear that your system working:)

    You are always welcome :)
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