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After installing Vista SP2. computer tries to reboot, but cant configure update 3of 3, so it reboots to start all over. tried setting CD as 1st boot, hangs waitng for CD-rom then boots off HDD. Tried booting Vista CD, wont boot it. all accts locked! wont let me System restore from repair option. just reboots for hours trying to configure that update.

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Ok go into your bios and load default settings.
set your cd-rm as your first boot device. then HDD.
save settings and exit. allow unit to reboot.
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