Laptop wont work after installing vista service pack 1
Ive updated my laptop with the service pack one for vista and as i came round to restarting the system i get a black screen ive tried to go to the nearest restore point but my computer wont boot up to windows basic at all. please help i tried the F8 option but this doesnt work it just goes back to the black screen.
Re: laptop wont work after installing vista service pack...
Please try booting from OS CD then go to command prompt (fix windows from console).
Then chose the right os (in case you have more than one)
then type in your admin password (in case you have one)
then type fixboot at the command prompt.
Hopefully it'll help... if not please drop a line I'll take it to the next phase.
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Windows Vista updates are distributed in service packs. Service packs help keep Windows Vista current, and they can extend and update the functionality of your computer. This article describes three step-by-step methods that you can use to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. However, before you select the method that you want to use, please make sure that the following conditions are true:
The service pack is not already installed on your computer. You are logged on to your computer by using a user account that is a computer administrator. The computer on which you want to install the service pack is connected to the Internet. If you are not sure that all these conditions are true, please see the "Before you try to download the latest Windows Vista service pack" section. Otherwise, select the method that you want to use to download and install the service pack.
Methods to download the latest service pack
Method 1: Turn on Automatic Updates (Recommended for most users) Method 2: Check for updates on Windows Update (Same as Method 1 but not automatic) Method 3: Obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack from the Microsoft Download Center (Good to use if the computer on which you want to install the service pack is not connected to the Internet) Important: Windows Update may not offer the latest Windows Vista service pack to some users. This issue can occur for several reasons. For a full list of causes and resolutions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
948343 Windows Vista service packs are not available for installation from Windows Update and are not offered by Automatic Updates
This is a known issue as part of the ongoing updates from Microsoft.
The general recommendation from Microsoft is for you to install the System Update Readiness Tool.
You can find the detailed Microsoft instructions here:
If the basci recommended steps don't solve your issue, then please download & run this.
Best of luck,
1: Open up "Control Panel" and navigate your way to "Programs and Features".
2: Click "View installed updates" on the left hand side.
3: Find the update KB929777 and uninstall it.
4: Attempt to install the update again in Windows Update
5: Once successful, restart your PC.
and if it works thats good but if it ddnt let me know plz
Seems like your VISTA upgrade didn't sucessfully upgrade itself from XP to VISTA. Seems like M$ update program detects your OS as XP and tries to install the SP3 for XP. VISTA only has SP1 released. Its currently stuck in a loop that it doesn't know what to do. Restart your laptop into safe mode by pressing F8 before the VISTA loading page comes up and go to Safe mode and backup your data and use the ACER RESTORE CD OR ACER RESTORE METHOD to help you reload your system back to factory defaults then upgrade back to vista without install any updates or connecting it to the internet.
This is my best solution to get you out of this weird and unusual situation.