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Windows Vista SP2 Screwed up my Laptop


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So, I just updated my laptop to Windows Vista SP2 and clicked the reboot button.. and now it will not get past the "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3...." part... it gets stuck on 0% completed and eventually says "Shutting Down" and repeats the process. This is on a Dell Inspiron E1505. I have tried booting into safe mode (same problem occurs), system restore, running the diagnostic tool, restoring from a backup (my computer claims I dont have one... yay), and I cant think of what else... so now I turn to you guys. What can I do to save my computer? or am I doomed to have to reformat? >.<
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restoring from a backup (my computer claims I dont have one

Say again?
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restoring from a backup (my computer claims I dont have one

Say again?


It is not letting me attempt to restore from a backup. I could try again though...
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OK. What kind of backup are we talking about here?
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OK. What kind of backup are we talking about here?


A DVD backup. I thought the laptop had some sort of extra partition for a backup or something but I honestly don't know anything about that haha.
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Are you talking about Recovery DVD, you made, or the one, it came with your computer?
Are you booting from that DVD?
Your Dell should also have recovery partition, which you can access by pressing CTRL+F11 key at Dell's logo. You should have two choices: destructive and non-destructive recovery. The latter should keep your data alive.
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Are you talking about Recovery DVD, you made, or the one, it came with your computer?
Are you booting from that DVD?
Your Dell should also have recovery partition, which you can access by pressing CTRL+F11 key at Dell's logo. You should have two choices: destructive and non-destructive recovery. The latter should keep your data alive.


a recovery DVD I made. Should I give this non-destructive recovery a go?
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Sure thing...
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