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Re: Vista 32 bit had nervous breakdown
Originally Posted by Simon Sudbury
Hi to all
First post so will try to be brief. I dual boot Vista 32 and XP (Vista preinstalled) and have done so with no probs for about 4 weeks.
Last night I was using Vista and all hell broke loose. Couldnít run Word, couldnít run Outlook Express, and couldnít run anything apart from IE. Kept getting a variety of error messages from File System Error to ďThe expected attributes are inconsistentĒ!!
I restarted and then got Microsoft Synch centre was closed followed by Problem Reports and Solutions has stopped working. The net result was the same with nothing working aside from internet. Incidentally, XP works fine and dandy as usual.
Iíve googled and realise itís something to do with Third Party software, virus etc but the problem is that none of the solutions work. I canít run System Restore, msconfig or my virus and malware software (PC Tools).
Iím guessing itís to do with files and progs associated with my sonís Nintendo DS. Iíve been downloading games from his DS to the PC using a WIFI Engine etc etc. Somehow this process coupled with putting the files onto micro SDHC card has triggered the probs.
Thatís my diagnosis but I may be wrong. I hope itís not something related to dual boot as thatís been fantastic for a month and I love my XP.
The only thing I havenít tried is my Vista disk. I know thereís a repair element on that but thought that was just to restore boot etc.
Am desperate now so your help would be much appreciated.
Thanks for your time
Many thanks for your reply. Identified the prob as latest update of Spyware Doc whihc has "issues" with Vista. Initially tried various repair options in safe mode to no avail but then uninstalled the Spyware Doc and everything runs fine. Surprise surprise the prog runs perfectly well in XP!!
I understand that PC Tools have tweaked the update of Spyware Doc which I will now reinstall.