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Problems with windows vista start-up as well as updates

Q: Problems with windows vista start-up as well as updates

Everytime I start up my laptop I get an error message telling me that there is an error with sprtcmd.exe - bad image, also windows installer is starting right before that which then leads to that error message, another problem that it is causing is it will not allow me to uninstall or install anything with windows installer or any type of updates, and windows update fails searching for any updates. Ive tried installing the updates manually that doesnt work and ive all used the windows installer utility which wont work because it is telling me that windows installer is already running. Any help would be great. Im also posting my hijackthis log here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:53:08 PM, on 11/24/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\DELL\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\DELL\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\PC TuneUp\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gmail.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer provided by Dell
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: HP Print Clips - {053F9267-DC04-4294-A72C-58F732D338C0} - C:\Program Files\HP\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_framework.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: NCO 2.0 IE BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\BAE\BAE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OEM02Mon.exe] C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VolPanel] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dscactivate] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DellSupportCenter] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell PC TuneUp Startup] "C:\Program Files\iolo\Common\Lib\ioloLManager.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupportCenter] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aim6] "C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe" /d locale=en-US ee://aol/imApp
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: QuickSet.lnk = C:\Program Files\DELL\QuickSet\quickset.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Send image to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Send page to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: HP Clipbook - {58ECB495-38F0-49cb-A538-10282ABF65E7} - C:\Program Files\HP\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_extensions.dll
O9 - Extra button: HP Smart Select - {700259D7-1666-479a-93B1-3250410481E8} - C:\Program Files\HP\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_extensions.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20070711/qtinstall.info.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://utilities.pcpitstop.com/da/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {FFB3A759-98B1-446F-BDA9-909C6EB18CC7} (PCPitstop Exam) - http://utilities.pcpitstop.com/optimize2/pcpitstop2.dll
O16 - DPF: {FFFFFFFF-CAFE-BABE-BABE-00AA0055595A} - http://www.networksolutionsemailpopwizard.com/TrueSwitchEC.exe
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: Andrea ST Filters Service (AESTFilters) - Andrea Electronics Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\aestsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Labs Licensing Service - Creative Labs - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\Windows\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
O23 - Service: DellAMBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellAutomatedPCTuneUp\brkrsvc.exe
O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Event Log (EvtEng) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iolo FileInfoList Service (ioloFileInfoList) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
O23 - Service: iolo System Service (ioloSystemService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Registry Service (RegSrvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 (RoxWatch9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
O23 - Service: SupportSoft Sprocket Service (dellsupportcenter) (sprtsvc_dellsupportcenter) - SupportSoft, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SigmaTel Audio Service (STacSV) - IDT, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\STacSV.exe
O23 - Service: stllssvr - MicroVision Development, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Preferred Solution: Problems with windows vista start-up as well as updates

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Problems with windows vista start-up as well as updates

does anyone have any input for me or am I alone trying to figure this one out

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Sometime during the night Windows downloaded updates to my Dell desktop.  Screen response:  "updating stage 3 of 3  0% complete." 
Then after awhile it restarted and went back to same screen.  Appears to be in a loop.  Tried System Restore, no restore point available.
Then attempted to load Windows install disk that came with system.,   It ran for awhile into about 27% installing, then  the response::::: Installation cancelled
" Windows could not update  computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."
Any Suggestions

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last time i get the updates it lasted 24 minutes to log off the pc and 10 to start how i get updates without affecting log off and start?

A:windows vista updates that hurt in log off and start up

Some updates cause problems on one system and not on another. If enough users have an issue with an update Microsoft eventually may refine the update. Here is an article on how to view your update history, you can then remove the later updates that are causing the issue. Towards the bottom of the article is a link of how to remove a given update.


Just a suggestion; don't use win updates to install drivers. Win updates can at times miss-interpret the hardware on your pc and install the wrong driver, thus causing start and shut-down issues.

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hi , i am not able to install updates , i mark the files for updating install and go through all the things like restart now etc when it come up with installing 7 of 100% complete please do not turn or unplug computer , then straight after that it says not configured propely reverting back to the old updates...

i just purchashed malwarebytes the paid version so i could have real time protection , and after looking at several sites some say it could be because of spyware , antivirus or firewall etc why it is not installing

none of my firewall setting have been touched or my antivirus but as i upgraded to the paid version of malwarebytes i thought that might have something to do with it so disabled the real time protection but it still does not install

security updates kb971486, kb974571, kb975467

microsoft. net framework2.0 service pack 2 security update for windows vista service pack 2 and windows 2008 service pack 2

they are the updates that will not install

if any1 could give me some help/advice it would be gr8 but nothing to technical please lol

thanks in advance

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2939 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1341 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 116 GB (39 GB Free); E: 115 GB (90 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

Hi, I could do with some help please. I have a Toshiba Windows Vista Home premium laptop, , It has run perfectly for me for about 7 years and I really don't want to get rid/ I am having problems trying to get windows updates, nothing is working, When I reboot it is saying configuring updates but nothing is happening! The only problem I have had in the time I have had is the space on the C drive it's always disappearing not sure where? E drive has always been OK. At the moment I have 39.00 GB free out of
116 GB and E drive I have 90.5 out of 115 GB. The last couple of weeks my folder seem to be moving all over and last night when I was trying to free some more space I had desktop cons, none of them were short cuts but I managed to sort them, I was wondering if a format would help (I haven't done a format since I had my laptop) but was worried it may not get all the updates if I do take it back to factory setting I did a recovery disc when I first set it up. . I don't know how to download any new r... Read more

A:Windows Vista problems with updates and space!

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Hello all!

After every successful windows update my machine runs through the same scenario.

1. The sound stops working briefly and then is restored.
2. The Start, Search and System Tray buttons become unresponsive.

Apps on the taskbar and desktop run as normal and the machine functions fine apart from the problems listed above.

Running an SFC scan in powershell finds no integrity violations. Running a DISM /Cleanup /RestoreHealth command in powershell completes successfully but doesn't fix any of the problems. Running the command "Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.Ins

tallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}" in powershell stalls very early during the "Processing" stage and doesn't resume.

The only thing that works is a System Restore to a date before the newest Windows 10 update but this is an inconvenient solution and the problem inevitably rears its head again after a few days.

Has anyone experienced something similar (this is now happening on 3 machines running windows 10 (2 upgrades, 1 clean install) and can anyone suggest a longer-term solution?

A:Recurring Start, Search and System Tray Problems After Windows Updates

Went through the update on 2/10/16 and the next time I booted up the desktop had defaulted to the original tiny size icons and ALL my data was gone.. Had to restore the 2/8 update and everything was restored. Not quite the same, nut similar. This was on my desktop - the same updates worked fine on my Aver Aspire all in one.

Similar to your problem, but different.
Go figure.

Anybody have any ideas?


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I recently got a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista 32 home premium installed.
Every time ANY Windows update is installed my Windows Mail contacts list becomes unusable, issuing the message 'unable to choose recipients'.
The only way around it that I know of is to backout to before the updates.
Other sites have recommended backing out specific updates but it's ALL updates - I've tried installing/removing them one by one and the issue occurs on each one.
I do NOT want to go to Windows Live and I don't want to pay for a new version of Outlook. Is there ANY way around this problem? Microsoft don't seem to be bothered in fixing it.

A:Vista updates causing problems with Windows Mail

Obviously not. I'll install Thunderbird.

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Recently I had to re-install Vista on my machine. To my surprise even after installing 3 times update problems majorly 8024200D were there. So, I searched here n there on net including this forum but of no process worked. Hence, I decided to go for another installation. Here I will be discussing what I have observed:-

1) Installation : Something changed from Microsoft hence please install Vista as fresh and do not install any driver and/or application except LAN Drivers otherwise, you will face too many error messages during updates. Even after installing LAN driver you might get error# 80070103 but you may ignore this as this is only due to old drivers error.

2) Update : Keep updating your windows till it says no further update available. Please do not use internet except updating your windows otherwise your PC might get infected.

Surprisingly, Original Windows Vista DVD (without Sp1 or SP2) is of around 4GB and updates are of around 2GB and it will take minimum half a day to update your system 100% with good internet speed (minimum 2MBPS).

SP1 is of around 750MB and SP2 is of around 350MB and rest updates are of around 1GB+.

If you have to re-install your OS once or twice a year then you should make image of your system otherwise, updates gonna increase in future and you will be spending hell of the time in updations.

Hope this will help few members around Globe. Also, I would like to request Microsoft that they must provide single link updates so that we can ... Read more

A:Windows Vista 64 installation problems and Live Updates

Hello and welcome to the vista forums.

I am going to assume that you have the full version of winds. Since you have done 3 installs I would suggest doing one more but like this.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

I would do a full scan with your AV...
Download and run a full scan from malwarebytes free version...

I would aslo do a sfc scan and here's how...
System Files - SFC Command
If the sfc comes back with problems then run the sfc 3 times, the sfc scan can fix many problems on your computer...

You might also want to do a CHKDSK on your system and her's how to do this one.
Check Disk - chkdsk


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My computer is no longer able to start Windows.  I'm running Windows Vista on a Dell Dimension E521.  Startup Repair is unable to fix my problems.  Here's the info it gave:
Problem Event Name      StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01      AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02      6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03      3
Problem Signature 04      65537
Problem Signature 05      unknown
Problem Signature 06      NoRootCause
Problem Signature 07      0
Problem Signature 08      2
Problem Signature 09      WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10      2
OS Version                         6.0.6000.
Locale ID                            1033
I had been able to boot into SafeMode, but now it seems to be stalling after\Windows\System32\Driver\aswRvrt.sys.  It was also freezing often for several weeks before this happened, but I had be unable to find a reason for that.  I also checked and it says there is ... Read more

A:Windows Vista will not start, System Repair unable to fix problems

I am no expert on Vista but it sounds like you could have hard drive problems, in which case your first priority is to recover any data you have on this drive.

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My computer is no longer able to start Windows.  I'm running Windows Vista on a Dell Dimension E521.  Startup Repair is unable to fix my problems.  Here's the info it gave:
Problem Event Name      StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01      AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02      6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03      3
Problem Signature 04      65537
Problem Signature 05      unknown
Problem Signature 06      NoRootCause
Problem Signature 07      0
Problem Signature 08      2
Problem Signature 09      WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10      2
OS Version                         6.0.6000.
Locale ID                            1033
I had been able to boot into SafeMode, but now it seems to be stalling after\Windows\System32\Driver\aswRvrt.sys.  It was also freezing often for several weeks before this happened, but I had be unable to find a reason for that.  I also checked and it says there is ... Read more

A:Windows Vista will not start, System Repair unable to fix problems

I am no expert on Vista but it sounds like you could have hard drive problems, in which case your first priority is to recover any data you have on this drive.
I suggest that you create a self-booting copy of Linux, which will run off a CD, to determine if your HD can be accessed and data recovered to external storage. There is a very good and clear tutorial here on how to create a self booting copy of Puppy Linux -
This will not turn your computer into a Linux machine - running Puppy by itself makes no change to your computer at all as it runs entirely in RAM. When it has booted you will see icons for your hard drives and partitions. They will have names like sda1, sda 2 and so on. You need to click on these to 'mount' them (ie make them active) then you can use Puppy's file manager to look for your data and move it to somewhere safe - USB memory stick, external HD, wherever.
Once your data is safe further steps to repair this computer can be considered.
Chris Cosgrove

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Every time I update my win after I'm asked to reboot, computer doesn't start up. It asks for win. Cd and reparation.. When I put Cd and start reparation, then system boots and win. starts up. The updates are as well not installed all the time, but some. I'm actually tired of it any more.
Do any one make a fix for it? I?ll appreciate.


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Trying to help a friend with her Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop (Duo Core Processor, sorry I don't have it here so just going by memory) - she has Windows Vista (32-bit) installed, and the computer has been working OK for the past year. Now, after the freakin' Windows automatic updates did 13 updates on December 10, the next day the computer will not start Windows. I'm in over my head, but want to try to help. We try the System Repair, and get a message that it cannot be repaired, and to disconnect any new devices. We disconnect a new Dell wireless printer she installed a few days earlier. No change. I try to do System Restore, which I can access back to November 20 update of Vista Service Pack 1, but System Restore will not work - can't remember the exact error message but we try this several times until now we can't even do System Restore because we get a message saying "the System Restore Wizard is already running." So then she takes it to work and the IT guy there tries some things including starting it in Safe Mode - she can't remember what he said beyond "something's hanging it up and you're going to have to go back to the factory install." She has photos, screenplays, etc on the hard drive that of course she has not backed up anywhere. So next I try making a Vista 32-bit recovery disk and boot from the disk to see if we can get-around whatever's hanging things up, but we get the same messages (can't repair, System Restore Wizard already running). ... Read more

A:Vista won't start after December 10 updates

I've been unable to locate the meanings of the Problem Signatures in the above message. Does anyone have a listing?

While waiting for a reply, can you post the results of the Startup Repair process from the SrtTrail.txt log file? It's usually located here: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt

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usually I put off having to restart my computer, for as long as I can, or until something stops working in order to force a restart
most of the time, my computer gets real laggy; recently, it refused to connect to our house wifi until I installed the updates.
this time, it didn't give me any problems until AFTER i hit "restart.
it's been laggy for the past 3 days
I'm not getting any sound
and this chrome extension called "GoSave" keeps coming back. i remove it, but every time i have to restart my computer, there it is again.

A:problems start AFTER i restart computer to install updates

Please download and install Malwarebytes Anti-malware (free version) from http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ - UNtick 'Enable free trial of MBAM Premium' at the end of the installation - and update it, then run a full scan in your main account, and Quick scans in any other user accounts.

Quarantine everything it finds

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Also, post the C:\Windows\Windowsupdate.log file

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I've just been looking through the first four or five pages of thread topics and I keep stumbling upon problems which I've come across recently.

For the last 36 hours or so, I've been bouncing around the web trying to solve my problems and they all come back to the last batch of critical updates released through auto updates from Microsoft. I've posted about my problems on this thread, page four at bottom (sorry, can't work out direct link).
In all this web bouncing the problems I'm seeing on these threads have been mentioned in relation to the updates and I'm wondering if many of the problems reported here are down to this.

Anyone here who's willing to have a look through the threads and see if these problems are linked? The updates started being released around the tail-end of January, but most of the problems really hit in the last few days. Some people seem to have got the batch of updates piecemeal and are OK, others got them all at once and Vista fell over.

I've gone back on this site to about 15th Feb and I'm seeing Vista boot problems (stuck in endless reboot cycles etc), password problems, missing files, HDDs not being seen.

I'm not very savvy when it comes to computers, so I don't know that I would recognise some of the weirer issues. I'm really only familiar with the problems I've experienced or read ab... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2941 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 372554 MB, Free - 274361 MB; D: Total - 8997 MB, Free - 732 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Nettle2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled I have Internet explorer 9 plus downloaded Firefox but still am unable to get update it just stays at 0 %. Very frustrating.

A:Vista problems using Google Chrome for updates

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Please help! I have had problems installing several updates for Vista x64 Ultimate. I installed kb937287, kb943302, kb943899, kb964041 updates successfully, but when I restart they still appear in Windows Update list. I tried installing .Net 3.5 sp1 update kb951847, but it fails with error code 57.

Also, when Vista loads it gets a blue screen with either 0x0000007E or 0x000000A error codes. It takes several attempts to get Vista loaded. I tried a bunch of fixes, but none of them worked. I tried loading the System Readiness Tool, but I can not locate the file to run it. I tried loading several updates realted to those errors, but I get a mesage saying the they don't apply to my system.

A:Problems installing updates for Vista x64 Ultimate

First try re-register Windows Update How do I reset Windows Update components?

Also, when Vista loads it gets a blue screen with either 0x0000007E or 0x000000A error codes

Possibly two troubles have any common...navigate to folder C:\Windows\Minidump find all *.dmp files,pack them and attache to post

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I'm not a Windows user myself although generally familiar with Windows. A friend asked if I could fix his laptop which runs Vista as it had become infected with "MS Removal Tool" malware.

I followed the instructions on this site for its removal to the letter and everything appeared to go according to plan. Then, having deleted the old HOSTS file and replaced it with a new one I attempted to reboot. At this point Vista ran a number of updates (13 in total) which I allowed to complete.

The reboot went OK in the sense that there was no sign of MS Removal Tool still being active but there are a lot of problems. I'm unable to launch Task Manager, the blue screen appears having hit CTL-ALT-DEL but on selecting Task Manager there is some disk activity but nothing else happens and no Task Manager appears. Clicking on Control Panel from the Start Menu also does nothing. So does right mouse clicking on My Computer. Attempting to go back to a Restore Point doesn't work either. Trying to run most of the installed programs does nothing although I am able to run Internet Explorer and connect to the internet. Trying to run gpedit.msc also does nothing except a Search results window appears. Interestingly, if I click the Control Panel icon found under Folders on the search results screen the Control Panel icons appear. However, clicking on the individual CP icons appears to do nothing.

I also tried activating the hidden Admin login but that seems to suffer from ... Read more

A:Major problems following Vista updates/MS Removal Tool

Just to add that I've just booted into Safe Mode and the various problems don't seem to occur there. Not sure what the significance of that would be. Am trying to run an online Housecall scan.

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so I got 9 updates a few days ago and now my pc doesn't like going past the starting Windows screen. it sits there for about 5 mins then bsod on me. after about like an hour or so of this it randomly starts up and let's me into the PC bitnsays all them updates have failed and wants to download and install them again thust starting this while thing over again when I turn off the PC

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While the latest updates my laptop freezing during update process and was unable to start up again.

I tried some repairs:

It restarts during System Restore process so I lost previous restore points.
It freezes during Last known good configuration so I lost that way.
It freezes or restarts every time when I start "cmd", system repair or chkdsk ... (booted by CD)

At this time I can't even Boot the Windows. Only black screen.
I can boot only "Falcon Four's...mini XP" by CD.

I have tried also:
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildBcd - "Total identified Windows installations: 0"

I don't want to restore the computer back to factory settings because I have many Give away programs on it, so in that way they will gone forever.

Any suggestions?!

I am afraid reinstall is often suggested when it is not necessary.
I always look for other solutions first.

A:Windows won't start after updates

Yep, windows can not be interrupted when doing updates that require re starting etc. (for an update), can`t word that much better. Did you try a system restore using command prompt booting the install dvd ?

If that doesn`t work and you didn`t create any system images, you`ll be re installing windows.

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Hi guys,

I'm hoping you'd be able to help me or at least guide me as to what to do with some problem I'm having starting up the computer.

I've had it for about 3 years now and I never had a problem like this one till this morning, when I went to start it up everything seemed fine.. till it actually went to the welcoming screen and makes that lovely "windows welcoming tune" then it went off like a broken record for about 2 seconds, then to a blue screen where it starts to process some sort of security issue (this lasts for about 5 seconds tops) and then it restarts by itself.

I started it several times experiencing the same result. I can only start it on safe mode, which is what I'm doing now... It is running spybot and found about 10 errors which have been removed.

Can someone please help me?


A:Vista Start up problems

From safe mode, let's try this:Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html .Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.Louis

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HI All,

I have a VISTA Laptop with Norton and SpyWare Doctor.
Had been doing well until got affected by Spyware. although the spyware was removed by the spyware Docter but am
getting error while Windows start up . Please find the erros as under.
Error Loading c:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\deyekjyj.dll specified module could not be found.
Error Loading c:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\tustu.dll specified module could not be found.
Error Loading c:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\qomkj.dll specified module could not be found.
Error Loading c:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\xkkdtjhj.dll specified module could not be found.
Also i find the Boot time has incresed considerably....Other operations are fine.
Would be very much indebted if you could please help me out of this..

Thanking you for your help


A:Vista Start Up Problems

Here's a couple of things I would do to address this:1. Make a backup of your registry. A highly recommended freeware program on these boards is ERUNT. Windows System Restore is not a good recovery solution in the event of a corrupted registry. 2. After setting up a backup, download a program like autoruns and selectively delete any entries that are related to malware. Be sure to research each file you are considering deleting to make sure they are not associated with valid programs. If you prefer, feel free to post a hijackthis log in the appropriate forum to solicit help from the more experienced than myself.Hope it helps a little.

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Recently, my computer stopped booting up properly. Last time I used my computer, this morning, the charger fell out and the computer shut off shortly afterwards. I restarted the computer, and right after the little splash screen that said VAIO (the make of my computer) there was a screen that said Windows had failed to start and that it might be due to recent hardware or software changes. There are 5 choices for starting up: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking Support, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Last Known Good Configuration, and Start Windows Normally. Each option ends up giving me a brief blue screen for like a nanosecond, and then restarts the computer. I disabled automatic restart at error screens and got this error code: 0x00000024 (0x00190445, 0x86986310, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000)
Any help would be appreciated, I don't really understand much about computers

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To tell you the truth I don't know much of what is wrong with it right now...which is why I'm here asking for help.

Anyways on to the problem:

The computer boots up normally as far as I can tell until it hits the vista boot up. It then sits there on a black screen with an annoying green moving loading bar type deal and under that it has "Copyright Microsoft Corporation."

After sitting at that screen for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes it finally brings up the user log in screen. From there it seems to act normally, until you log in then it just freezes up. The desktop loads up, icons load up, the start bar and everything on it starts to load then it just stops doing anything. I've hit control al delete the first time after encountering the freeze up but then I clicked on Task manager to see if it would continue and it seized up again, not even fully returning to the desktop.

Thats about the length of what I know right now. The Computer in question is a Dell XPS 410 running Windows Vista, its not even a year old yet. We also have an External Hard drive that has been loaded down with all games and such, As for easy on transfering most games from one computer to another and to keep the computer hard drives from being bogged down.

I don't know what brought this on as I wasn't in the room when the problem arised and the last two people both claim to have done nothing. My grandmother was on it doing what she always does on the computer, and I ... Read more

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Ok here's the deal. I've got a Windows vista AMD phenom 32 bit 9500 Quad core. I bought from PC world about a year ago. It's been fine until quite recently...

Apart from the regular blue screening (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA). It reboots my pc. This has been occuring the last month or two.

So, i back up all my files on the 1tb ext. Ready for my first format. A few days ago, after logging in it takes about 30 mins to load up my desktop... (quite annoying lol right at this stage) I unplug it all and give it a minor dust inside. And before my attempt to go for the F8 and reformat. The fan spins at maximum and i know it's only supposed to spin at max for about a second or two, but it just keeps going ... and i only get black screen.

Has anyone had this problem? And what is the solution (if any?)


A:Vista Start up Problems :(

Hi and welcome to TSF this is what i found on the error you mentioned
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card). Use the General Troubleshooting of STOP Messages checklist above.
You receive a Stop 0x00000050 error on a Blue Screen {KB 894278} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003 (with concurrent 1003/System entry in Event Viewer: possible Rootkit spyware infestation)
Possible Resolutions to STOP 0x0A, 0x01E, and 0x50 Errors {KB 183169} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
During setup {KB 171003} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
Easy CD Creator 5.0 Does Not Function In Windows XP {KB 310628} Win XP
How to Use Driver Verifier to Troubleshoot Windows Drivers {KB 244617} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003
STOP Error When You Start Windows After You Connect a Scanner {KB 310869} Win XP
Stop 0x1E in PROTCLS.SYS When You Undock a Toshiba Tecra 8100 {KB 284154} Win XP
STOP 0x4E, STOP 0x1A, STOP 0x50, and STOP 0xA Errors Occur When You Try to Start the Computer {KB 271955} Win NT 4.0 (corrupt physical RAM)
?STOP 0x00000050? Error Message in Stac97.sys After You Upgrade Your Panasonic Toughbook to Win XP Service Pack ... Read more

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when i start up vista it is very very slow and sometimes makes me click the run start fix thing. i just scanned my laptop with superantispyware and avg. heres a hjt log please help!!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:49:32 PM, on 4/26/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
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A:problems with vista start up

please helpppp

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Hi, I've try to research the threads in this forum to answer my questions but haven't had much luck finding what I need. I'll try to describe the issues that are occurring with my system, here goes. About 1 month ago my machine started shutting down by itself in the middle of just about any application I was running whether it be browsing the internet or running window movie maker. The problem kept getting worse and I ran the various diagnostic tools available in the start up menu. I was also told by a friend who is an IT professional that it might be one of the hard drives. He said that Seagate HD's have been failing at work and that is what I have in my machine. He suggested running check disk and possibly unplugging one of them. While all this was going on the second HD said that it was full so I deleted most of the file I had on it and it still said it was out of space when the machine tried to save an auto backup. I tried the suggestions my friend said and it still didn't fix anything. When I spoke to him again, he said if all else fails, re-install vista. I decided to go ahead and re-install because I had the disks and didn't think it could hurt anything. I re-installed, downloaded sp1 and sp2 and all the numerous updates for vista home premium. I made some adjustments to customize it the way I like it and now have start up problems. When I shut the machine off for overnight and try to re-start in the morning, it usually hangs up on the bluescreen with no h... Read more

A:vista start up problems

Is the blue Screen a BSOD?
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

If not a BSOD
Try to boot in safe mode, still have problems?

If no problesm in Safe Mode
Try a clean bootl and follow instructions

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This is the original OS installed on the machine. I made recovery disks and recently used them to do a clean install. This system is about 2 years old and until recently, I haven't had any problems. When the problems started, it seemed to escalate. I've attached the performance reports. I noticed that it reported about drive D, I disconnected that when I re-installed vista and haven't plugged it back in yet. I thought it was odd that it reported on a drive that wasn't plugged in. If you need anything else, please let me know.

Thanks for your help.

A:vista start up problems

About 10 reports with about 6 different results.
4e be c5 1a 7e 8e

crosoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp9_Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2[1].zip\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\Mini121510-02.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista Kernel Version 6002 (Service Pack 2) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 6002.18267.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x81e04000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x81f1bc70
Debug session time: Wed Dec 15 17:31:00.223 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 11:42:13.924
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\HCW85BDA.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for HCW85BDA.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for HCW85BDA.sys
1: kd> !analyze -v
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When I startup Vista it goes into a mode and states "your computer is unable to start. Start up will repair an fix any problems. It may take several restart times to fix this problem. Finally after two or three scans the computer will start. Is there some way to check the system to see what could be wearing out. This vista system is a Windows Vista Home Basic, 2007 Hewlett Packard Company Model s7713w AMA Sempron (tm) Processor 3500+ 2.00 GHz with extra memory added. Any suggestions and step by step help would be appreaciated..... Thank You

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me with an issue I'm having in Vista.

I was trying to navigate to a webpage in Chrome, and then webpages started to refuse to load past a certain point (e.g. the tab would show the page's title, but the tab itself would be entirely blank). When this happened my computer started to freeze for periods of time, after which it would do whatever I had told it to (e.g. I clicked the "x" to close Chrome, which it did after several minutes) for about a second then freeze again.

I decided to restart the PC by holding down the power button. When I turned the PC back on I got the screen saying that one or more of my disks needed to be checked for errors, but I told it to skip the disk check (bad idea, I know, but I was in a terrible mood at the time and wasn't thinking too straight). The computer then froze on that screen, so I restarted it again.

After restarting it the startup repair program ran, as Windows would not start, and took a while checking for errors before asking whether I want to run system restore, which I do. After running system restore it gives me an error message saying:

"The instruction at 0x737e989e referenced memory at 0x00000000. The memory could not be read."

I then click on "OK" and the computer goes to a screen with six recovery tools on it (Startup Repair, System Restore, Windows Complete PC Restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, Command Prompt and Recovery M... Read more

A:Unable to start Windows Vista. Start up recovery producing error message

Do you get Blue Screens when this happens?

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I've checked everywhere and can't locate my issue.  Running Vista Business 64Bit and OCCASIONALLY the slsvc service will not start automatically.  I am able to start in in CMD using "net service start slsvc" with no errors however whenever
I restart my computer (valid key attached) there's a 50 percent chance the slsvc will not start automatically.  I did confirm that it is set to AUTOMATIC in services.  I did today have the same issue and was able to restart the slsvc.  I also
ran the diagnostic tool and came up with the following:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Genuine
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-44RF6-DFTTQ-MYF26
Windows Product Key Hash: DBCYizWBwaZghm6KgVBka7g5htE=
Windows Product ID: 89584-OEM-7203986-19527
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006
ID: {E4104B91-768C-4ABA-85E8-6185B107C2FC}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.101014-0432
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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I recently installed a new hard drive in my friends computer. Installed XP and it worked fine....Then started installing Windows Updates....I did all I could, including SP 1 and SP2....Still worked fine (save for no sound----another question)....So I tried to download all the available updates in hopes the sound might work....So all of them downloaded and she told it to reboot once it was done....and then it wouldn't start.

It starts as far as it gets to the windows screen (blueish background.....the XP logo) and it sits there forever. Ive tried Safe Mode and everything.......I can get into "DOS" mode by using the XP install CD and choosing "repair a previous install" but dont know what to do there......

Any help? Its my friends computer and I feel like a jerk for "breaking" her comp while trying to FIX it....

A:XP Won't Start After DLing Windows Updates

Welcome to TSG....

Do not feel like a jerk fixing a computer is a lesson at times.

With the missing sound you were talking about and the fact that you just re-installed windows I would suggest going thru the install again and do a format when going thru the install, and immediately after the installation before installing any updates from windows what you have to do is install all of the special drivers for the motherboard like the chipset, buss, audio, video and others, these can be found either on the web site for the manufacturer of the computer or the motherboard, when you find them and have them downloaded burn them to a CD-R and then install in the order I just typed in, then get service pack 2 (It already has Service Pack 1 in it) from this site:

Download Windows XP Service Pack 2 full installation

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Any Idea When We'll Start Seeing Windows Updates?I am just curious when we will see them, if this has been answered my bad! lol

A:Any Idea When We'll Start Seeing Windows Updates?

This month's Patch Tuesday is coming up on the 11th.

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OK first off i have a legal version of win 7 U x64 which is up to date, however i have been reading that some of the recent windows 7 updates have been rather, shall we say sneaky and by that i mean it's calling home rather alot, this is what i have read from one newsgroup

Be warned that some recent M$ updates for Windows 7 that implement
phone-home tactics bypass the hosts file and call the mothership
directly. Sneaky ****ers. a-0001.a-msedge.net a.ads1.msn.com a.ads2.msn.com adnexus.net adnxs.com ads1.msads.net ads1.msn.com ads.msn.com az361816.vo.msecnd.net az512334.vo.msecnd.net choice.microsoft.com choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net compatexchange.cloudapp.net corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com corp.sts.microsoft.com df.telemetry.microsoft.com diagnostics.support.microsoft.com fe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net feedback.microsoft-hohm.com feedback.search.microsoft.com feedback.windows.com i1.services.social.microsoft.com i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net oca.telemetry.microsoft.com oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net pre.footprintpredict.com preview.msn.com rad.msn.com redir.metaservices.microsoft.com reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsof... Read more

A:What updates start spying like windows 10

Hum well all I know is when I do a clean install now is to avoid that wretch of an update KB3035533 that is one hell of a sneaky one.

I have one more machine to clean install to go to get rid of the problem and I shall be clean of any 10 stuff - that I know of as these days one never knows what they are putting out.

Edit I meant to add I have to trawl through the updates when installing it is a bit of a pain but at least I know it will be hidden cos I always have the settings set to let me choose what to download and install..

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Hi, I'm trying to use the Windows Remote Desktop Connection and it won't connect. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I'm missing some Windows updates since I have that set on "manual" updating, and a little flag popped up when I restarted my computer saying my Windows Group wasn't up to date. I'm trying to get the Windows updates to run but it keeps on telling me assorted error messages no matter what I try (I've used the CMD window, the control panel, and the windows settings screen)- one of these errors is that my access is denied because I'm not an administrator (which I am and I am logged in with my admin account).
Any suggestions as to what to try next?
p.s. I've got the "background intelligence transfer" as running and "windows update" running in the admin tools

A:Solved: Windows Updates Won't Start

This solution worked: http://thinketg.com/windows-update-...updates-service-is-not-running/#comment-98357

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I installed vista sp2 on 29/5 and have had trouble when starting up computer. Doesn't happen every time. It's vista 32bit. 'Startup repair' had to be performed today.

Is this a known problem with this service pack? Should I uninstall it?

Am also still having trouble when backing up. 0x8007045D. Not keen to clear restore points every time I back up! Hasn't MS worked out a solution for this yet?

A:start up problems after installing vista sp2


---you may try this page--->How To Install Vista Ultimate Upgrade - Error 0x8007045d FIX! - Windows Vista Forums---

---please post your results---thank you---


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My daughter has just brought me her Satellite with BIG problems. When we power it up it goes to an error "LogonUI exe- Bad Image. Then in the box it has C:\Windows\system32\UxTheme.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.ect.
When I click OK the screen goes blank again. It won't let me soft boot to get to Task Manager.
She said it started to do this after she plugged in her new Ipod and she can't find or didn't get a Vista cd/dvd.
When I get to the password screen and type it in then I get Windows Calendar has stopped working. I close the box and get Windows Explorer has stopped working, I close that box and get Problem Reportsand solutions has stopped working.
Anything I can do without the cd or do I need to go back to the store?

Thanks in advance.

A:Vista Home start-up problems

It seems as if the UxTheme.dll has been modified and/or corrupted. The big matter is this...that DLL is locked and not available for an administrator to modify. The permission policy set on the DLL is TrustedInstaller. There are a few steps that might work to help solve this problem.I am going to suggest that the first trial for solving this problem is that we run the Recovery Tool built-in to the Windows Vista DVD. Here are the steps-Try doing a Startup Repairor-Use the Command Prompt and run sfc /scannow

Tutorial: How to use the command prompt in the Vista Windows Recovery EnvironmentIf this solution does not work, I have two more, so please let me know if this current solution did or did not work.

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I have vista buisness, and it won't load. I have to restart at least twice and restart it via safe mode. I am a real noob when it comes to this so please forgive this novice question.
Does anyone have an idea whats wrong with it or a route i can take to attempt to find out whats wrong?

It gives me a black screen and won't load for a while. I noticed after i posted someone on this forum had the same problem. Are there any updates to that problem?

A:Vista Buisness start problems


There are a number of reasons why a system fails to boot correctly - loose or faulty hardware, corrupt files on the hard drive, missing hardware such as keyboard/mouse or a missing peripheral such as a scanner or printer depending on how your PC is configured are just a few examples. In order for someone to better assist you with your problem, please post back with full specifications of your system, including any peripherals connected to it.

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Newbie here.

I am having problems booting my PC up. It will boot up and powers up but just before the windows logo appears and asks me to enter my password it dies on me.
I ran a virus scan which found 2 infections which I disinfected, I've tried turning off all non microsoft products on startup. Safe Mode won't let me create a restore point. Windows Live Care created one on Decemeber 6th but in Safe Mode doesn't find it.

Please help as I'm really stuck as to what to do.

A:Solved: Vista Start Up Problems

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I'm running Windows XP 7 on a HP EliteBook 8440p laptopI installed three updates, including the latest Windows 7 Service Pack and now my computer will not start up again. The Startup Repair tool is detecting no errors. The system restore tool warns me that my diagnostic power is low and a restore can not be reversed. I ran a chk dsk and no errors were found and fixed there either. What can I do?

A:Start up keeps failing after installing Windows Updates

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I have a number of outstanding updates(security updatesKB2507938, KB2532531, KB2555917) and vista x64 update KB2533623 and also Malware removal tool KB890830

Whenever I install them and restart I get an error and windows fails to start then It preforms a system restore and seems to run ok.

Have just managed to install (KB947821) succesfully on its own, however others still waiting to install.

Any help would be great

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hi guys,

i just formatted my computer and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7. After i installed the windows updates, it reboots and keeps coming up with startup repair.

I have reinstall Windows 7 from scratch many times now but as soon as i run the windows update, same problem.... i have also tried to install a couple windows updates but it keeps coming up with 'startup repair' ???

How do u fix this?

A:Start up Repair keeps coming up after windows updates

What media are you using for your basic install?

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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Hi. I'm new to this forum, and need help! Yesterday the latest Vista updates were downloaded to my computer. I didn't restart my computer after the updates were downloaded. When I turned on my laptop this morning, the Startup Repair window comes up because windows failed to start. I've run the repair several times, and it's unable to repair.
It lists the following problem details:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepariV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.163686.6.0.6001.1800
Problem Signature 03: 5
Problem Signature 04: 262148
Problem Signature 05: BadDriver
Problem Signature 06: BadDriver
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Local ID: 1033

So, I see that part (if not all) of the problem is bad drivers. Why is this so and how can I fix it? I have a Gateway M-Series laptop (about 10 months old). Thanks!

A:After latest auto updates, windows won't start

first of all, can i ask did you get windows vista on a CD/Download or pre installed before purchase..

also, you mentioned that you did not restart you computer, did you click start menu and then shutdown, or was the system put into hibernation/sleep

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I am new, I have an issue that has completely got me stumped:

My Windows 7 PC won't boot into Windows,
instead I get a screen with: OEM7GRUB 0.4.4 and system recovery won't work,
and I've tried so many different methods and discs.

It started after downloading and installing Windows updates,
about 175 updates, 6 of these it told me couldn't be installed until I restarted,
and from then it never got past the GRUB screen.

Please help, I'm sorry if I've posted incorrectly


A:OEM7GRUB 0.4.4 - Windows 7 wont start after Windows updates

What's the model name and model number of that Dell computer?
What's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?

How exactly and what did you use to install Windows 7 in it?
Did you install Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional or Ultimate, 32-bit or 64-bit?


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I have a video card that used to boot up in windows 7 - but know this computer with a GeForce 9500GT video card boots up with the Vista boot up logo.

I found out this was the video card because I have another card with another GeForce video. I took the swapped the video cards, and the indication changed. The original computer booted with the windows start up screen. And the test computer booted up with the vista boot up screen.

I was told by a local computer repair facility this had something to do with video drivers. I tried what the organization suggested and uninstalled all video drivers (I used generic Windows 7 Video Drivers). Then the organization recommended downloading the latest video drivers for the GeForce 9500GT.This video card has 512GBytes of memory. I did this. Then I was told to install the newly downloaded video drivers. I resrted the computer with the Vista login screen with windows 7 operating system, and the vista login screen was displayed.

I also purchased a new GeForce video card with 2 GBytes of DDR2 memory, and installed this in two different computers with the same vista start up with windows 7.

Can you provide any insight why this would occur?

Can Tech Support provide some sense to this issue.

Thank you for your support.

A:Video Card Vista start used to be Windows 7 Start - windows 7

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.
No disrepect intended, but I have never encountered a video card that will boot up in Windows.
I have a video card that used to boot up in windows 7 Click to expand...

Please run this forum's sys info utility & post the results.

Here's the method I use to update drivers.
Download the driver from the graphic card's manufacturer
2nd choice, from the chipset manufacturer
3rd choice: Windows update
Download Driver Sweeper from Guru3D if the chipset is nVidia or ATI
Install Driver Sweeper
control panel > upper right, set "view by" to "large icons"
Select the driver & uninstall it
Boot to safe mode
Run Driver Sweeper
WITHOUT rebooting, run the driver install program
Reboot; this time to normal mode.



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I am having problems booting up, getting the windows failed to start screen each time. If I opt for repair, Windows is unable to repair, and if I opt for normal, Windows starts up. However it starts very slowly and I seem to be unable to install new programs to then work properly (I have recently tried FileHippo Udpate Checker and Secunia PSI but they won't run). I think I must have damaged something while removing a virus - possibly with ComboFix.

I have run Checkdisc several times and done other bits and pieces that I've seen might help, but with no noticable improvements. I don't know what to do, so any help would be much appreciated....

Thanks in advance!

A:Sony Vaio has problems with Vista start up

"I must have damaged something while removing a virus - possibly with ComboFix"...

I would recommend the you install Vista, but better yet, upgrade to Windows 7

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hi, forgive me if i'm in the wrong section i've signed up as i'm in desperate desperate need of help!

basically my pc that i build has been running perfectly until today, i switched my pc on and it ran the vista welcome screen before loading my desktop however all my icons were white and nothing was loading on my task bar except the speaker icon (bottom right) i couldn't do anything except move the mouse.

i then restarted my pc and the same happened nothing was loading up when it got to the desktop screen, i then went in to safe mode and system restored to a previous time.
(yesturday i had installed windows update and nero 8(cracked)

so it ran the system restore shut down then started up it got the vista welcome screen before going to an all PINK screen!

nothing but pink and a mouse pointer you can't do anything with

please tell me whats happened and how I can fix this as I have alot of university work and Cad settings and can't afford to wipe my pc.

thanking anyone who can help

A:Big start up problems with vista - PINK screen


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