The computer is a Gateway Laptop which came with Windows Vista Business. The computer apparently crashed while in the possession of another user, who attempted to install Vista Home. When I got it, it would not boot up. I managed to reinstall Vista Business from the Operating System Disc that came with the computer and boot normally; however, although about 100 updates downloaded and installed, several wouldn't. Chkdsk showed numerous missing or corrupted files.
I tried repair, and clean installs (several times),formatted the driver and clean installed, again and again, but the install fails.
The Windows Boot Manager displays,
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt."
Any assistance would be appreciated.