Microsoft Update Problem

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by victim, Apr 14, 2005.

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  1. victim

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    Hi, while a microsoft update was installing I had a brief power outtage. When I turned the computer back on I get a blue screen every time. I can't get into Safe Mode, Last Known Config blue screens as well and my Acronis True Image don't work either :(

    So...am I screwed?

    Thanks
     
  2. Capp

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    What version of Windows do you run?
     
  3. victim

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    my apologies

    I have XP Pro
     
  4. hadi

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    -System restore-Try to restore to a previous point
    then reapply the update. manually if you wish
     
  5. victim

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    I *wish* it were that easy. it blue screens before I can even get into Windows :(
     
  6. Capp

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    can you try a restore from the XP Disk?
     
  7. victim

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  8. victim

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    possibly, but I'm travelling today and tomorrow and was hoping there was a fix I could effect without any disks since I don't have them with me!
     
  9. Capp

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    You could try to re-install WinXP over the current installation. Don't format, just re-install. It will leave your programs and files as is and replace the system files and registry to the original installation state.
     
  10. victim

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    Ok thanks, thats good to know! Guess I'll have to tough it out til the weekend though...

    Thanks for the assist, I'm somewhat of a novice so something like this gets me a little nervous :)
     
  11. Capp

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    Even experience people get nervous when they are trying to fix major problems like this without losing everything.


    Just remember the first 10 rules of computing...Back It Up!

    Let us know how it goes and if we can be of any more help.

    Good Luck! :D
     
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