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HELP. windows vista won't start


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Last night, i updated my windows with a new windows service pack update, and when it finished, it worked fine. I left my laptop on at night, and when i woke up, there was a blank screen. I resetted my laptop, and the screen "Configuring updates; 3 of 3; 100%" came on and then "windows is shutting down" I tried using the system repair to restore my windows to a previous time but it did not work. Everytime i restart my computer the "Configuring updates" screen pops up and then my computer automactially restarts itself and continues with this loop. I tried rebooting my computer in safe mode, but the same thing happens. I do not want to use the recovery CD-rom yet as i will lose all my information.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE is there anyway to fix this problem?
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1. Create Vista Recovery Disc.

Option 1:
http://www.c4consult...0SOLUCTIONS.htm

Option 2:
Download Vista Recovery Disc iso image: http://neosmart.net/...-disc-download/
Burn it to CD, or DVD: http://neosmart.net/... to a CD or DVD

2. Boot from created disk.
At first screen click on Repair your computer:
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This will bring you to a new screen where the repair process will look for all Windows Vista installations on your computer. When done you will be presented with the System Recovery Options dialog box:
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After this, it will present you with a list of options including startup repair, system restore and command prompt:
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Try System Restore, first.
If that doesn't work, try Startup Repair.
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Broni... i have tried both the System Restore and Startup Repairbut both of them still do not work.
The system restore says there is an error and the startup repair says it cannot find any problems.
is there any other way??
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You don't have Vista DVD by any chance?
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Recovery center DVD? I do have it, but the only options is to reinstall windows, which means losing all my information, or to use the "repair your computer" option, which i have tried and did not work.
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Yeah. No, I was asking about just full version Vista DVD.

You may need to remove the hard drive to retrieve your data, and use the DVD, you have to reinstall everything.
Now, you can see, how backup is important. I assume, you don't have any.
For future reference:

Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the best

Free alternatives:
- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.o...veimage-xml.htm
- SelfImage: http://www.excelcia....N...icle&sid=21
- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp
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