Re: KB941229 Cumulative Media Center update causing serious issues
I had the same issue. A repair did work for me thankfully..
At first I thought it was a optional update to the ATI PCIeX driver but on
eventual successful boot found it to be the media center update.
> I realize now how important backing up is. I found another post on here
> that may be able to help. I will try it and see. If it works I will post back
> with details. I did try to repair but that did not work. Thanks you for your
> response Michel.
> "realcestmoi" wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > Backing up is always advised: also by microsoft: software is man made and as
> > is known mankind make mistakes.
> > You can repair your windows installation.
> > Just put your Windows cd in the cd / dvd rom drive and make sure it is made
> > bootable in the bios settings.
> > Start up from cd and follow the screen for setup, after the F8 to aggree on
> > the license press R for repair, you wil not loose any program functionality
> > or data except for all windows updates previously installled.
> > Good luck,
> > Best regards,
> > Michel Denie
> > "Scarlet" <Scarlet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:B80E347B-E1B6-4FB5-BCA5-E3D9170AA066@microsoft.com...
> > > Hello, I also have the same problem. My system is not booting up at all.
> > > Before installing this last set of updates, I forgot to create a restore
> > > point, so I cannot go back to yesterday when the updates had not been
> > > installed. Or any date for that matter. I know there is the option to
> > > reinstall windows, however I have many many pics of family and friends I
> > > will
> > > loose if I do this. Is there any other option to getting windows to boot
> > > again? I am kicking myself in the behind for not creating a restore point.
> > > But how is it microsoft can release updates without testing them first? Do
> > > you ever wonder if the people at microsoft are getting a good chuckle out
> > > of
> > > all the problems they create when updates are released?
> > >
> > > "Mark Bowles" wrote:
> > >
> > >> The latest cumulative update for Vista Media Center stopped my system
> > >> from
> > >> booting up at all, even in safe mode. Once past the initial BIOS
> > >> diagnostic
> > >> my computer cuts out and restarts every time. In the end I had to boot
> > >> into
> > >> the Vista DVD and perform a system restore to before the update was
> > >> installed.
> > >>
> > >> Any ideas on why this might happen? Most automatic updates seem to stop
> > >> something from working.