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I would remove the original hard drive, put in a new one, and do a clean install of Vista SP2 from media. You can then put the original drive in a USB caddy and use the Windows Easy Transfer tool to copy the profiles and the like to the new drive.
Like HopelessN00b said, your machine is probably hosed. In order of things to try: If you have Vista install media, you could attempt a repair install. If you have backup software like Acronis or something else with a boot disk, you could use that to pull a disk image and get the customer's data off. If you don't have backup software or install media ...
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