laptop won't boot anymore
I'm out of ideas on this one. :(
Given a Vista Dell laptop to fix, which bluescreens every time you start normal mode or safe mode. Repair option just restarts it. Bluescreen stop error is 0x0000c1f5.
I boot from a Linux recovery CD, ntfs-3g /dev/sda3 /mnt/windows -o force (sda3 is the C: drive judging from ls /mnt/windows.) Went to cd /mnt/windows/\$Extend and then cd \$RmMetadata with ls to display the contents and then deleted the $TxfLog file from C: which is causing the problem. Closed that and restarted. For this process, as I'm new to Linux command line stuff, I was following the instructions here. Rebooted into the Vista DVD and repair, restart, and instead of loading perfectly it scrolls a bit, then tosses up a BLACK screen of death with:
!!0x0000034!! 248/91553 (_0000000000000000.cdf-ms)
Clutching at straws, ran a chkdsk /r which didn't fix anything, from the DVD.
Any ideas anyone? :( Smelly laptop, smelly Vista.