My wife started her computer yesterday and the set up vista window screen appeared. I used my vista recovery disk from neosmart and chose the repair option. It went smoothly, restarted, did a chkdsk, restarted again and it went back to the vista set up window. I ran the recovery disk again and it now it asks for a winre login and pw. When the disk was starting up I saw a msg. saying could not hand off bios...or something to that effect. I pulled the hd and was able to recover everything we needed. The operating system shows in recovery and everything seems to go fine until I restart and vista set up appears. Anyone have any ideas? Virus? Hd failure? Thanks!
I understand I can do a fresh install but Id really like to repair it. I have not seen much online regarding this issue. The mbr was rebuilt. Id like to find the cause in case its a mb or hd issue before doing a fresh install and wasting countless hours of my time. Thanks for the reply.