I have an HP Pavilion DV6000 laptop, with Windows Vista loaded onto it. Here is my problem (Besides still owning Vista):
When I try to boot the computer in "Standard" (no debug/Safe modes), the computer will load completely to the desktop, at which point it will simply "stall", the task bar is loaded, as are the icons, the clock, the start menu (which does not open), and the background picture. However, that is as far as it will go. After that, the "loading" cursor (the spinning circle merry-go-round of 'thinking') is a constant feature.
When I try to boot up into safe mode, the computer will load all drivers completely, however, after loading
crcdisk.sys (The final driver my computer has), it will not activate
Winlogon.exe/whatever Vista calls the Welcome Screen loader. I simply receive a black screen.
Here was what was happening previously:
The computer would BSOD past loading
netio.sys, because one program must have botched and corrupted it. After manually extracting
tcpip.sys, etc, from a Windows Vista hotfix, I put them in place of the old files that were corrupted.
However, I forgot to add the
.mui files. Could this be my issue?
Also, while the machine was down, I deleted a lot of programs/services I had loading at startup, to see if I could get in to Windows (Previously, under safe mode, it would load to the login screen, but stall exactly 5 seconds after first displaying the login screen.) I also deleted a few Bluetooth drivers the hard way, as they were also botching up the login.