As the my block's resident computer expert, I've been trying to fix this issue for a neighbor.
Two of the RAM slots on her motherboard died, so it's only detecting 2 of the 4 1g chips and now Windows Vista won't boot. It seems like Windows is refusing to load because there's been a hardware change. When I try to boot it, I get the error:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem`:
And then it lays out the steps to repair an installation from the Vista DVD. It also says that the error is in winload.exe and that the error is:
The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I ran the repair process from a vista DVD and it said that:
Startup repair could not detect a problem
So now I'm at a dead end. How can I fix this issue and become the hero of the block?