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My Windows Vista Home Basic machine is not booting properly - it gets stuck after this screen:

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When I force a restart, it sometimes gives a 'Startup Repair' option. However having used it once, it only asks me to restore the system to a stable point, and it is not a permanent solution.

Has anyone faced a similar problem and can help me on this?

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Post your image on imgur and add a link, no need to ask for reputation... –  dystroy May 29 '12 at 7:31
    
edited . thanks –  dev_android May 29 '12 at 7:38
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You should start with booting the Windows Vista installation CD and choosing "Repair your computer", this sometimes help.

If this doesn't work, you should try Safe mode, this will show the drivers the windows is loading. when it stops, you will know the last driver that was loaded successfully. Then you should update your question, this will help others help you.

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