Re: Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration
> Corrupt boot.ini
> Can you try this. I know it says XP but the steps should be the same You
> can enter command prompt by booting to dvd and entering shift+F10 after
> you select language and hit next.
Well, what a long strange trip, as someone once said...
I physically changed the hard drive order in the computer so that Drive C
became ID 1 and Drive D became ID 0. Ran bootfix and fixmbr. Booted from a
vanilla WinXPSP2. Ran Vista Clean Install (planning to the upgrade after the
clean install came up...uh huh, right). So I think there was something wrong
with Drive C but what it is, I don't know at this point.
From there Vista and I vista'ed The Land of Many Boots and slow boots at
that. Eventually, Vista started but then failed and started and failed...So,
I went to Safe Mode and then restarted. It came up but with no access. Could
not log into Administrator or my own account. They were disabled. Now how
strange is that! So I restarted back into safe mode and went to services:
users and groups and had to enable administrator and my own account.
Rebooted and got into the system well, at least what was a very bare bones
system. IE 7 was working but there was no desktop service enabled. I went
and enabled everything that was supposed to start automatically but no joy.
So I got on the net and went to ATI to at least download the Vista display
drivers. They downloaded and I navigated the download to the folder I wanted
and tried to start it. It started but Vista would not allow it to run
because of security. Same thing with Logitech. Both companies had Vista
drivers but I could not run the exe's. I know there is a way to fix that but
I could not think of it at the time.
At that point, I gave up. I was already way behind on some things. And it
built my character up some more. I needed that, y'know.
Man, this thing is really half baked. After all this time, it really seems
like it was rushed out the door. Odd thing was once I had the skeleton Vista
installed it was responding really well. Probably because there was not much
Anyway, for now, Redmond has me beat. But I'll be back...probably with SP1,
Thanks for all the suggestions.