Here's a few ways you can tell Windows Vista isn't going to boot:
As to the reasons that cause your Windows Vista boot problem, there can be hundreds of. Usually, it's simple to handle it when there is an error message reminded. You can load with safe mode and try to repair it. What if there is no reminding message or the safe mode is also a dead end? At this time, a little computer maintaining skill is very useful.
To fix this "Windows Vista won't boot up" problem, you need to get a reliable Vista boot disk. If you don't have one, Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD can be a great option. This powerful computer bootable tool enables you to boot up your computer under any situation.
Get your Liveboot CD/USB here, and read on to learn how to solve your "Windows 7 won't boot up" problem in 2 steps.
Insert the LiveBoot CD or LiveBoot USB drive into the computer which can't start up, then restart your computer. Before Windows loading, press F12 to go to the Boot Device Menu, and choose "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive". Then you'll get the screen as follow. Select to boot from LiveBoot.
This LiveBoot disk offers you a purely clean and safe system. After entering it, you can repair various problems in your own Vista.
When entering the system, launch the LiveBoot program. Go to the "Windows Recovery" and find solutions from "Boot Crash Solution" in the recovery center. All the computer boot crash symptoms are described clearly here, and there are specific solutions to every symptom. You can try each of them to find the one best for your computer.
When the problem fixed, take out of the LiveBoot CD/ USB drive, and restart your computer as normal. Then you can boot your Vista successfully. By the way, you can also learn how to fix Windows 10 won't boot issue.
Vista won't boot often come along with data loss on your hard drive, and it`s also possible that some files/data on pc are accidentally deleted or formatted during the process of fixing this issue, under these circumstances, you`ll probably need a hard disk data recovery tool to make sure no important photo, video, email or document file get lost because of the Vista won't boot.
Recoverit Data Recovery is capable of restoring deleted/lost files or formatted partition from hard drive (HDD and SSD), external hard drive, usb flash drive, memory card, digital camera, camcorder, iPod, Music Player and many kinds of mobile devices (Nokia, Blackberry phones and Phones with older Android OS than ICS). While offering the advanced recovery modes like Raw Recovery or Deep Scan Mode, it`s pretty easy to use: