Re: vista update failure
On Feb 5, 6:31*pm, Diane <dba...@woway.com> wrote:
> I am having the same problem - even when not connected to the internet. *When
> I go to shutdown the laptop it goes throught the normal shut down then a blue
> screen stating not to power down or unplug the computer - installing updates.
> *I have waited over 24 hours and still had to perform a hard shutdown. *This
> can't be good. *I could sure use some help with this one - brand new gateway
> laptop I bought for my granddaughter at Christmas.
> "Bill" wrote:
> > I have the same problem, succinctly described by ernie. *I don't have the
> > time to approach it as Dag proposes. *Yet.
> > I'm very frustrated. *I've resorted to using a backup XP machine. *Iwonder
> > how many other frustrated Vista users are steaming right now around the world
> > ???? :-(
> > Bill- Hide quoted text -
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I had the same problem after installing auto updates. Updated my bois
(motherboard ASUS P5Ld2) and also tried to boot in safe mode, neither
one helped. The following did the trick.....You can use your windows
vista DVD to go back to an earlier restore point. Boot up using your
Vista installation disk, you may need to make a change in your bios to
boot from your dvd. Get past the first screen asking you the the
language and time zone stuff, click next. Now at the bottom of the
screen on the left it will have a button to (repair), click on it.
You will then have several options of repair, I believe the third one
down is to restore to an early time. I just went back a few days from
the time the auto updated loaded, and wala back up and running again.
No need to do a full reinstall. Just do the restore point. You won't
even loose your current emails.
After rebooting I was able to load most of the recent updates. So far
I have narrowed it down to a pulished update between 1-29-07 and
8-14-07. I know that's a wide range but that's what I have so far.
That's what worked for me, hope this helps someone.
Did find a conflict with my D Link wireless adapter 2320, but I do not
think that was the reboot problem.