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Vista stopped booting after update...or virus?

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    Vista stopped booting after update...or virus?

    Takes me straight to Startup Repair...
    Tries to fix automatically but fails..
    Last Known Good config takes me straight to startup repair. So does safe mode.

    Here's the error log startup repair gives. HELP!!!




    startupRepairV2
    AutoFailover
    6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
    6
    1179665
    BadDriver
    CorruptFile
    3221225624
    3WrpRepair
    10

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    Re: Vista stopped booting after update...or virus?

    If you have Vista DVD, try to boot from DVD and performed system restore or if it fails you can do manual system restore by renaming the 5 files ( system, software, config, sam and security ) to e.g, sam.old in c:\windows\system32\config. Once you renamed those file try to copy those files from c:\windows\system32\config\regback to c:\windows\system32\config. You have to do a mual system restore by booting from Vista DVD -> Repair your computer -> Command prompt.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Vista stopped booting after update...or virus?

    Try doing a repair install.
    Repair Install For Vista

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    Re: Vista stopped booting after update...or virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbantawa View Post
    If you have Vista DVD, try to boot from DVD and performed system restore or if it fails you can do manual system restore by renaming the 5 files ( system, software, config, sam and security ) to e.g, sam.old in c:\windows\system32\config. Once you renamed those file try to copy those files from c:\windows\system32\config\regback to c:\windows\system32\config. You have to do a mual system restore by booting from Vista DVD -> Repair your computer -> Command prompt.

    Good luck.
    Thing is, I do not have a Vista DVD... Can I still rename and replace those 5 files? I can use command prompt.
    Oh, and the c:\windows\system32\config\regback is empty...

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    Re: Vista stopped booting after update...or virus?

    No you can't rename those files until you boot from Vista DVD. Try to get the any Vista DVD from friends.

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