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    Every morning when I turn on my computer windows will not start. I restart it and then I am given the option of running startup repair.After startup repair runs i am given the option of running system restore. After that the computer starts up and runs fine. I have run virus an malware scans and found nothing.I am running Vista 32 bit. Any ideas what the problem might be?

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    More details please.

    What version of Vista - Home Premium, Ultimate, etc?
    Is service pack2 installed?
    Is it up-to-date with patches?
    How far in the boot process does it get?
    Have you made any hardware changes recently?

    Joe

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    Vista home premium service pack 2. All updates are installed. No new hardware or software installed. It stalls right as windows starts to launch. I get the bios screen and then nothing. A black screen. Shut it off and back on and I get the startup repair option.

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    This could be several things:

    1.) A faulty RAM module. Have you tried running any memory tests?

    2.) A failing disk drive. Have you run chkdsk?

    3.) Power supply - unlikely. Do the machine power off or just sit there with a black screen? Can you still hear the fans?

    4.) A faulty device driver - are your video drivers up-to-date?

    I strongly recommend you backup your system ASAP.

    Joe

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