I woke up this morning and my Vista64 desktop boots, but blue screens right before it gets to the desktop. I've tried all the boot modes, and safe mode shows it stopping on crcdisk.sys which I've heard is the last library that gets loaded before the desktop shows.
I've tried all the repair options in vista. Interestingly, I can get to a command prompt and access the disk. chkdsk /r complains about the disk being in raw mode.
If I attach the disk to another working computer that computer crashes in the same spot on the vista bootup (and I'm positive I'm not booting off the bad disk).
If I try to install Vista or Windows7 both crash before it asks me for locale settings. If I detach the disk the installer will go all the way through until it asks for a install location.
I'm downloading Knoppix to see if I can copy files to an smb share to get the files recovered.
I'm still confused on what's actually wrong with the disk.. but more importantly I'd like some ideas on how to recover the files.