I recently installed AnyDVD HD 126.96.36.199. After I did the reboot after installing, it reached the loading screen and just sat there. Gave it another reboot, reached the windows error recovery screen and went launch startup repair, let it run start repair to fix it, which failed. Then tried to do a system restore to the point AnyDVD sets during install, restored, reboot, still doesn’t work, tried system restore to the day before that, reboot, still can’t get past load screen.
The diagnostic output of startup repair says 1 root cause, no errors found with hdd or ram (I’m 99% certain they’re perfectly fine), root cause found: unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem.
The run after doing a system restore however said the root cause was unknown
If I try leaving it loading, it’ll show hard disk activity for maybe half an hour, and makes a little progress after it stalls, then stops doing anything.
I’m running Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, on an ASUS G2 notebook.
Not to come in and try and diss AnyDVD, but I’m pretty certain it’s the problem, but then I’m pretty sure system restore would fix it? If I go into the startup repair I can access the console, and I can access my C and D drives, and I backed up some work off them, so they’re both ok.
My guess is AnyDVD caused a problem somewhere, and me shutting down during bootup amplified the problem, and affected something that system restore isn’t fixing?