In Big Trouble Vista Home 32 Bit

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Red Wimp

The symptom of my problem is Vista is telling me that my firewall is not
running, but it won't start manually. Also doesn't connect to the internet
(I'm using a borrowed machine here)
I can see that BFE is not running and that won't start either, says a file
is missing.
I have tried a system restore to several different points, after quite a few
minutes tells me this has failed and the problem is still there. Tried the
sfc which said it fixed some files but could not fix all, wasn't obvious to
me from the log what it couldn't fix.
In desperation have backed everything up I can find and tried to reinstall
(I have a Dell installation disc so no option to repair)
This got to the first reboot on expanding files (27%) and then failed and
restored back to the original configuration.
As you can see I seem to be in big troubles, (started after a Windows Update
this morning as far as I can tell, was alright before that)
Any advice anyone can offer will be gratefully received
 

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whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Backout the updates from this morning.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop
R

Red Wimp

Done that, no difference.
Repair keeps repairing the same files it seems

At the moment only solution I can think is to upgrade Windows

"whs" wrote:

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> Backout the updates from this morning.
>
>
> --
> whs
> .
>
 

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Peter Foldes

Which Update was it that you downloaded and installed? Event Viewer is saying
exactly concerning the error. Have you tried to uninstall the Update and see if the
OS returns to work Correctly. Do you have Norton or MacAfee installed and was it on
when you were downloading and installing the Update

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"Red Wimp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Done that, no difference.
> Repair keeps repairing the same files it seems
>
> At the moment only solution I can think is to upgrade Windows
>
> "whs" wrote:
>

>>
>> Backout the updates from this morning.
>>
>>
>> --
>> whs
>> .
>>
 

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Peter Foldes

Dave

Why is your solution always to do a System Restore. If you have no idea or inkling
about an issue then you revert to System Restore even if not needed. Sheesh

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"Dave-UK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> "Red Wimp" <Red [email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>> The symptom of my problem is Vista is telling me that my firewall is not
>> running, but it won't start manually. Also doesn't connect to the internet
>> (I'm using a borrowed machine here)
>> I can see that BFE is not running and that won't start either, says a file
>> is missing.
>> I have tried a system restore to several different points, after quite a few
>> minutes tells me this has failed and the problem is still there. Tried the
>> sfc which said it fixed some files but could not fix all, wasn't obvious to
>> me from the log what it couldn't fix.
>> In desperation have backed everything up I can find and tried to reinstall
>> (I have a Dell installation disc so no option to repair)
>> This got to the first reboot on expanding files (27%) and then failed and
>> restored back to the original configuration.
>> As you can see I seem to be in big troubles, (started after a Windows Update
>> this morning as far as I can tell, was alright before that)
>> Any advice anyone can offer will be gratefully received
>>
>
> What's BFE ?
> Try a system restore from safe mode.
>
>
>
 

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Dave-UK

"Peter Foldes" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]

>
> Dave
>
> Why is your solution always to do a System Restore. If you have no idea or inkling
> about an issue then you revert to System Restore even if not needed. Sheesh
>
> --
> Peter
My solution isn't to always do a system restore.
The OP stated he tried and failed to do a system restore.
I gave him a suggestion that may enable him to complete a system restore.
 

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