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My acer aspire 5520 laptop wont work after installing windows vista service pack 1

Windows update recommended i installed an important update.......windows vista service pack 1, after installing and restarting my laptop it said windows cant start there is an error.
i have tried letting windows repair itself and nothing happens.
it wont let me restore to before that update either, i dont have any discs for the laptop either, help please.

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  • kkel Oct 24, 2008

    done that didnt work?

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Try this >> when you turn on your pc press f8 then choose "last known good configuration"

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  • cpenny29 Oct 24, 2008

    have you tried logging-in in safe mode? if windows will not load even in safe mode than you have a corrupted OS! this would require refomatting your hard drive and reinstalling Windows, just be sure all your drivers for your laptop are ready. but if you are able to load windows up to your desktop (even with error messages) there's a good chance this could be fix!

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