MSConfig - checked 'PCI-Lock" and 'Detect HAL' - can't boot Vista

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by DeputyDog65, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. DeputyDog65


    Feb 1, 2009
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    I was using msconfig to trouble shoot and old problem on a Dell laptop - Vista hangs on Shutting Down. After disabling start up and services and testing, it still hung. I went to the Boot Tab and selected Boot Option - Safe boot. The computer shut down properly on the next shutdown.

    My trouble came when I then selected the Boot tabs' Advanced option and selected 'PCI Lock' and 'Detect HAL'. On reboot, the Windows Error Screen appears with the options to boot to (1) Safe Mode, (2) Safe mode networking, (3) safe mode with command prompt (4)last know good configuration or (5) start windows normally. Selecting any of the above options reboots the machine to the same page with the same options. What have I done? What do I have to do?
    DeputyDog65, Feb 1, 2009
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  2. DeputyDog65


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    Do you have a Vista DVD? If so, boot to it and select Startup Repair.
    WAW8, Feb 2, 2009
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