as unhappy as it would make you, BACK UP your data ANYWAY.
then try an IN PLACE upgrade if you have a standard vista DVD and not an OEM restore disk.
"BB" <BB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BE0607E2-20A0-452E-BF12-FF95F8F60787@microsoft.com...
Thank you for the suggestion, but I did try to do a System Restore (sorry I
forgot to mention that), but all of my restore points had been erased. The
entire calender was completely empty. I also tried repairing the system
using the Vista DVD but it was not very helpful; it told me that there was a
problem but that it couldn't fix it. I'd really like to avoid backing up all
of my data and re-installing the OS, but I can't figure out anything else to
do. So if there's anything else I can try, I'd appreciate it.
> BB wrote:
> > I accidentally restarted my laptop in the middle of a Windows Update and now
> > I get several messages when I boot up. These include "Windows Modules
> > Installer has stopped working," and "Windows Run (.dll) has stopped working,"
> > as well as a few others that I cannot remember. The ill effects of my
> > actions are manifest in the loss of wireless internet capabilities, a text
> > bubble from the process icons on the taskbar that says there are multiple
> > Windows Security Alerts, as well as one that says "Windows cannot detect any
> > updates." When I open up the window to try to do a Windows Update, it says
> > that I have never downloaded an Update (and I have) and it also does not
> > allow me to get an update.
> See if you ca do a System Restore to before you started installing the
> To run System Restore, go to the Start Orb and in the Start Search box
> type "System Restore" without the quotes. System Restore will appear in
> the Programs result. Click on it, allow the UAC prompt, and follow the
> How to run System Restore from the Vista DVD repair options:
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