Vista Update Loop

By Coomiras ·
Hi i have a problem with a Vista Update loop on booting ,Normaly i would do a system restore however the restore points seem to be missing or deleted , is there a way to recover them or take out the update manually using a boot cd ? any help would be grat thanks

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Installed Updates

by L-Mo In reply to Vista Update Loop

You can remove individual updates by clicking:

Start\Control Panel\Programs\View Installed Updates (under Programs and Features).

Be careful about how you decide what to remove. Good Luck. :)

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thanks but

by Coomiras In reply to Installed Updates

i cant do that because its stuck in a update loop on boot it dosent make it to windows

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Boot from your Vista DVD

by Jacky Howe In reply to Vista Update Loop

You will need to use the Startup Repair. Let us know how you get on.

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thankyou for your reply

by Coomiras In reply to Boot from your Vista DVD

Hi thankyou for your reply , i have tried that and to do a system restore but as i said in my intial post the restore points have managed to vanish they were there to start with but on a reboot from the repair they were gone

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I am talking about

by Jacky Howe In reply to thankyou for your reply

Startup Repair not System Restore.

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i know

by Coomiras In reply to I am talking about

but i have tried that but it would not fix it just says it cant fix it , i dont really want to do a factory restore but i guess its leading to that point , i guess what im lookingfor is maybe a registry setting to switch off boot install of updates like you can turn off the disk check

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See if this helps

by Jacky Howe In reply to i know
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by Coomiras In reply to See if this helps

in theory this should work however its a HP and on has restore dvd , and they only do a factory restore ( what i ended up doing ) many thanks for all your help

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Looks like you

by Jacky Howe In reply to thanks
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How to Do a Startup Repair in Vista


Startup Repair is a Vista recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Vista from starting correctly. When you run Startup Repair, it scans your computer for the problem and then tries to fix it so your computer can start correctly.


You will need a Vista Express or Retail installation DVD to do this. If you only have a OEM Recovery DVD or Recovery Partition, then you can create a recovery disc that will let you boot into the Recovery Options screen to run a Startup repair with the download from here: How to Create a Vista Recovery Disc .
It cannot be used to reinstall Vista.

1.Insert your Vista installation DVD, or the recovery disc your created from the WARNING above, and then restart your computer.
NOTE: You will be booting from the Vista DVD, so make sure that you set the BIOS to have the CD/DVD listed first to boot from.

2. If prompted, press any key to start Vista from the installation DVD.
NOTE: You will only have about 8 seconds to press this key.

3. When your computer has booted to the DVD select your language and then press Next.

4. Click on Repair your computer.

5. Select the current operating system you want to repair and click Next.
If there is no operating system listed. then select NEXT anyway.
NOTE: There is usually only one here unless you?re dual booting.

6. Click on Startup Repair.
NOTE: See the related links at the top of this tutorial for how to do any of the other options available.

7. The Startup Repair tool will attempt to fix your computer and get it booting up again.
NOTE: You do not have to do anything else. The computer might reboot a few times and it might be a while before it finishes.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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