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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2014, 11:14:01 PM »
Or select vga mode

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2014, 11:57:19 PM »
Safe mode with command prompt gives same result.  Not sure how to do VGA mode.

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2014, 04:04:24 AM »
Safe mode with command prompt gives same result.  Not sure how to do VGA mode.

It is the one that says "Enable Low Resolution Video (640x480)".
Here is also good link on Advanced Boot Options and what they mean:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsag/p/advanced-boot-options.htm
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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2014, 02:36:13 PM »
Still no luck, Black screen with big low res pointer.  Thanks again for your continued help.  Any other ideas?

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2014, 02:45:41 PM »
How many disc drives are in this system ?

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2014, 04:08:01 PM »
How many disc drives are in this system ?

Below is from User7 (OP) log.....looks to be more than one "physical" HDD, perhaps one HDD & one removable ?
Anyway, think what Essexboy is eluding to is to remove all HDDs from PC except for the one that boots Windows.
Obviously, try to boot PC with JUST that one HDD connected.

==================== Drives ================================

Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:252.95 GB) (Free:152.69 GB) NTFS ==>[Drive with boot components (obtained from BCD)]
Drive d: (Lenovo) (Fixed) (Total:30.38 GB) (Free:28.43 GB) NTFS
Drive e: () (Fixed) (Total:14.65 GB) (Free:3.57 GB) NTFS ==>[System with boot components (obtained from reading drive)]
Drive h: (2008_03_29_2201) (Removable) (Total:7.55 GB) (Free:7.33 GB) NTFS
Drive x: (Boot) (Fixed) (Total:0.03 GB) (Free:0.03 GB) NTFS

==================== MBR & Partition Table ==================

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Disk: 0 (Size: 298 GB) (Disk ID: 04AC1E08)
Partition 1: (Active) - (Size=253 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)
Partition 2: (Not Active) - (Size=30 GB) - (Type=OF Extended)
Partition 3: (Not Active) - (Size=15 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)

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Disk: 2 (Size: 8 GB) (Disk ID: 00086FA3)
Partition 1: (Active) - (Size=8 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)
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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2014, 04:55:39 PM »
Just one internal hard drive and the USB drive connected to run FRST.  The other drives must be partitions on the main hard drive (I didn't partition it).

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2014, 04:59:20 PM »
Just one internal hard drive and the USB drive connected to run FRST.  The other drives must be partitions on the main hard drive (I didn't partition it).

Well, short of re-installing O/S I'm almost at end of ideas.
My only other suggestion would be to rebuild the BCD.......but Essexboy needs to give you the guidance....not me....he is the expert.  Until he comments you can read the how-to: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/rebuild-bcd-store-windows.htm
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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2014, 05:02:07 PM »
Thanks, I'll check it out.  I don't have install disks (Vista came preinstalled on my computer). Thanks again.

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2014, 05:03:04 PM »
A re-install is the only option now.  Rebuilding the BCD has a chance of making your recovery partition unavailable..  That would be bad news.

Does the startup repair option from the recovery console work ?

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2014, 05:10:16 PM »
Thanks, I'll check it out.  I don't have install disks (Vista came preinstalled on my computer). Thanks again.

There are a lot of links our there....eg, Digital River.....that you can download a O/S ISO of Vista to burn DVD and use for "repair".
Make sure to get the EXACT version of Vista.....your log showed.....
Platform: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS
I assume your PC has a sticker on it with the VISTA license code ?.....not sure you'll need but wanted to ask.
Again, wait for further reply/guidance from Essexboy but click on this link and watch the video.
This video is basically like (is) the repair console but running from the DVD versus what is on your PC.
I only suggest this as another option to try since your PC Repair Console did not work.
http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/reinstall-windows-vista/
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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2014, 05:13:04 PM »
When I try to use it, it says if I recently attached a device like a camera or portable music player to remove it and restart the computer.  There's nothing attached except the USB Drive I booted from.  After I remove the drive and run it, it says it cannot repair the computer automatically. I can view the event log, but not sure what to look for.

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2014, 05:20:11 PM »
From the command prompt try this command, it may take a few minutes to complete :

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\  /offwindir=c:\windows

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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2014, 05:24:40 PM »
From the command prompt try this command, it may take a few minutes to complete :

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\  /offwindir=c:\windows

Good idea.......link for OP to read on what it does: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ht/sfc-scannow.htm
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Re: vista will not boot, stops at aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2014, 05:35:05 PM »
After about 5 minutes it says "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."