Vista in endless reboot loop- cannot boot

#1
Here is my problem: whenever I turn on my computer, vista goes into a reboot loop. The computer restarts a few seconds after I get to the login screen (letting me enter in at least part of my password). The problem is not solved when I press the power button, which makes it impossible to turn the computer on. I tried booting into safe mode. The same thing happened. To clarify: this did not happen after an update and I have had this setup for years. Before this problem occurred, my computer was very slow and something seemed to be taking up all of the CPU resources. A scan with Trend Micro, Malwarebytes, and Spybot S&D turned up nothing, although I was not able to update any of them. (speedtest.com confirmed that my network connection was good.) Decided to reboot and hope for the best. One more thing: when the computer was shutting down, I got numerous errors that said something along the lines of "STOP 0x00000007b". Am currently running Ubuntu on partition.

Anyone have a diagnosis?
 


kemical

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#2
Have you tried googling the error?

Sorry it's not much of an answer...
 


#3
Have you tried googling the error?

Sorry it's not much of an answer...

Yes, I have. All of the results are about the Vista SP1 update bug.
 


kemical

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#4
Have you tried booting with the vista disk and running repair function?
 


#5
Have you tried booting with the vista disk and running repair function?

I bought this computer pre-installed with vista. They are one of those companies that do not ship the vista disk with the computer.
 


kemical

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#6
They should supply a disk though.. can you contact them at all?

I'm going to send you a pm with some more info so please look out for it..
 


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