Vista stuck at Microsoft Corp Bar

#1
Hi,

Turned on computer one day and it would not get passed the stadge when Microsoft Corporation appears and the bar underneath just keeps on going for ever.

I have tried the disc I made when I bought the computer as it did not come with any. These have reloaded the system once before and worked fine.
Also I made a recovery disk from the instructions on this site, but in both cases it does the loading windows files stadge and then gets stuck at the Microsoft corporation stadge.

Hope this makes sense and would appreciate any advice.

Mat
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Unfortunately, a damaged HDD can stop MS repair and installation disks from booting too (they check the HDD as they try to boot).
You can rescue your user data like this, then use gParted to format the HDD before running your factory reset discs again.