How come I get a blue screen when booting windows after trying to install a crack?

by on July 10, 2009

Q: I downloaded a crack and ran the .reg. Then I tried to defragment my disk. After that it seems like my sony Vaio (CR353) running vista home premium crashed. The computer boots up to a blue screen with some errors. When I boot up it shows me two options:

(a) repair

(b) start windows normally

If I chose repair it says-comp will go to the factory settings. If I chose start windows normally”- again the blue screens comes. It’s not even opening in the safe mode.

I tried to open in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and all other safe mode options but all of them lead to the blue screen.

I don’t want to format my hard drive. It has lots of movies and software I don’t want to lose. Is there anyway I can make a backup now? Is there anyway to fix this?

One Response to “How come I get a blue screen when booting windows after trying to install a crack?”

    There is no telling what that crack did, so you’re going to need to either try that repair or do a reformat.

    To back up data before you do either of these options, you’ll need an operating system that can boot from CD/DVD ( like or ) and some additional data storage, either an External (or 2nd) harddrive, a stack of blank DVDs or a 2nd computer on the home network.

    Use the Bootable operating system disk to give you an environment independent of your now screwed up Vista Installation. You can now dump all your important files off from your primary harddrive to whatever works for you, and then go ahead with either the repair or the reinstall.

    I know this isn’t want you want to hear, but you’ll want to have all that data backed up away, doubly so if you’re going to be playing around with dangerous stuff like cracks.