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Help with Vista64 SP2

By gishmonster49 ·
Asus Maximus Extreme, Q6600, 4Gig, ATI X1900GT, Haupauge HVR2250
I cannot get Vista64 Sp2 to complete. It gets to step3 100% then fails with 0x80004005.
I have Vista64 Home Premium on its own drive. I have never cloned the drive or have any other boot sectors.
I have disconnected all external devices and the internal secondary drive.
I have tried several fixes found on line. One of which did fix my Backup, which would error when I first tried it. This should not be called Backup. It only backs up the Files and Folders not your Programs.
I have tried Safe mode and have tried doing update and repair which both say I cannot do this. I have tried working with MS and they have given up and said do a clean install. Easy for them to say.

I figure with all the techs that look at this site, one of you must have a fix.

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by deepsand In reply to Help with Vista64 SP2

Try the "Questions" forum; the "Discussion" forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

Post problems such as this to the "Question" forum, rather than the "Discussion" forum. There are those who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution, and that's where they go to look for such.

Additionally there are the benefits that:

1) The "Questions" forum provides for your feedback, by way of your being able to mark "helpful" responses as such. This does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but only that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours, so that they might have a ready source of reference available, thereby perhaps obviating the need for them to repeat questions previously asked and answered.

2) The revised TR makes it quite difficult to find both "Discussions" and "Questions" that have not had a fairly recent post, owing to some functions comingling them in the listings. By keeping each type in their respective forums, it is easier for all to find what they are looking for.

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