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Vista SP1 update/install failed on Toshiba A215

After the update for Vista SP1... there was a failure of the install stage. Windows can't start normally, safe mode won't start, computer freezes on startup recovery. After a few restart trials, error 0xc01a001d shows.

I don't have the recovery CD's on hand and I need to reset to factory settings.

I have tried holding down the zero key and powering up... but this has failed as well.

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Ouch your going to need recovery cd.

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