I received an update from Microsoft last night and it was installing when I went to bed. This morning when I try to turn on the laptop it doesn't. It tries to repair something automatically and can't and then shuts down. I didn't set up an administrator password but it won't let me in if I just hit enter.
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I believe it has nothing to do with vista, i'm running xp sp3 ... and from time to time i have the same problem... mine had to do with an outside device i had installed (don't know which) maybee winamp or limewire, uninstalled all that and i've never seen that message again. hope it might help ya bud
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.
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