RE: System volume on disk is corrupt.
Try tapping F8 right at startup/Power on, and you will get a list of Startup
Use UP arrow to go to Safe Mode> hit Enter.
Save your Data to CD/Flash Drive.
Also, then you could try to do a System restore to an earlier time before
Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
Or, reinstall from the Recovery disks.
> My computer was working fine for the past 4-5 months then all of a
> sudden this morning it just...stopped. I went to log on every morning
> like I usually do and I moved the mouse to see the screen, and nothing
> but the cursor came up. So I restarted it. Then nothing loaded at all
> except the screen with the bars going across. I had to go to school so I
> just shut it off. I came home at 11:15 and thought I would try logging
> on again. Again, I had the same problem. Then when I restarted again it
> a startup repair came up. I looked at the details and it said "system
> volume on disk is corrupt." It says it was repaired but when it loads
> up, it just freezes after I wait for 2 min for everything thing on my
> desktop to load up. The startup repair has run 2-3 times already and
> hasn't worked. I have the vista cd's that came with the computer but not
> the actually copy you would get from a store. Can anyone help?