RE: Vista froze at loading screen after 1/8/2008 Automatic updates
I've had the same problem. Tried starting in safe mode (then all other
options) still no luck - windows would not start. Had to restart from the
Vista CD and go back to the last restore point. Now about to turn off for
the night and I see Windows wants to install the updates again. Assume I
will have the same probs so will not do it, but I too am worried. How do I
remove the nag that new updates are ready to install?
> After applying the 1/8/2008 updates through Windows (Automatic) Update, Vista
> restarted fine once as it configured the updates before the system restarted
> and after the reboot. But from then on Vista froze when the loading screen
> began to fade in (The loading bar with the green indicator). It never fully
> faded in, it partially loaded the loading screen and froze about half a
> second after it appeared.
> This was fixed only until I used the "Start Windows with previously known
> settings that worked" option in the Windows error boot prompt when loading
> Windows again after a hard reset. I also had to Reinstall my Audigy sound
> card driver, and my ICH9R southbridge drivers were also reinstalled by Vista
> automatically after this.
> It my system has since booted just fine, but I'm a bit worried, and I can
> only assume it was the update that probably fudged something up with either
> the boot process or the SATA/IDE drivers and/or the Southbridge chipset
> Just submitting this here incase there are any Microsoft, Windows, or
> Windows Update developers in here. I couldn't find any other place in the
> Microsoft web site where I can submit issues like this for inspection by the
> Windows Update Team.