Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack Installation Stalls

By len.piko ·
This laptop is a Dell 1501 with 1gb of memory
running Windows Vista Home Basic.
A message displays on the screen "Service Pack do not install. Reverting Changes. Do not turn off your computer." This process just hangs and will not complete. I eventually have to restart but it just goes back to the same message and does not proceed to the desktop. Any help with this problem will be appreciated. Thanks.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows Vista Home Basic ...

How to use the System Configuration utility to troubleshoot configuration errors in Windows Vista

Boot the Notebook and continually press F8 to enter Safe Mode<br>
Start the System Configuration Utility<br>
Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER<br>
The System Configuration Utility dialog box is displayed.<br><br>
<B>WARNING: Do not click to clear the Load system services check box</B><br>
Configure selective startup options<br>
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.<br>
Click to clear the Process SYSTEM.INI File check box.<br>
Click to clear the Process WIN.INI File check box.<br>
Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box. Verify that Load System Services and Use Original BOOT.INI are checked.<br>
Click the Services tab.<br>
Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.<br>
Click Disable All, and then click OK.<br>
When you are prompted, save the settings and restart the PC in Safe Mode.<br><br>

Click Start, Run and type %systemroot%\System32\rstrui.exe and press Enter. Restore to an earlier point prior to the SP1 installation.
If you need to after the Restore return to normal startup<br>
After you complete your troubleshooting and fix your configuration, return to a normal startup. To do this, follow these steps:<br>
Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. <br>
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue. <br>
On the General tab, click Normal startup, and then click OK.<br>
Click Restart.
How to uninstall Windows Vista SP1 as a troubleshooting step Method 2B: System Restore in Windows Vista
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