updates kill vista?

Posted: 10-25-2007, 01:31 AM

New box with Q6600 processor, 2GB RAM, 2 500GB SATA2 HDs, 2 SATA DVD
drives, NetGear wireless network card. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P motherboard.

Started by installing Vista Business x86, worked fine until it downloaded
updates, then it would boot to the black screen (progess bar and (c) MS
statement), then freeze up. I reinstalled, same thing happened again.

Finally gave up, did a fresh install this time of Vista Ultimate x64.
Again, installed and worked just fine at first. I did have to install the
newest drivers for the wireless card, but that was no problem and it
connected to the internet just fine. However, once it downloaded and
installed the updates, I get the same symptoms- black screen with progress
bar, completely frozen.

I'm brand new to Vista, and I'm finding lots of reports of problems, but
none that seem to match mine (at least not that I can tell) and I'm not
sure what to do next to either get it working, or even to further analyze
the problem. I can boot into safe mode, but what should I check from there?

Thank you,
Keith

updates kill vista?


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Re: updates kill vista?
Posted: 10-25-2007, 08:17 PM
Keith wrote:
> New box with Q6600 processor, 2GB RAM, 2 500GB SATA2 HDs, 2 SATA DVD
> drives, NetGear wireless network card. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P motherboard.
>
> Started by installing Vista Business x86, worked fine until it downloaded
> updates, then it would boot to the black screen (progess bar and (c) MS
> statement), then freeze up. I reinstalled, same thing happened again.
>
> Finally gave up, did a fresh install this time of Vista Ultimate x64.
> Again, installed and worked just fine at first. I did have to install the
> newest drivers for the wireless card, but that was no problem and it
> connected to the internet just fine. However, once it downloaded and
> installed the updates, I get the same symptoms- black screen with progress
> bar, completely frozen.
>
> I'm brand new to Vista, and I'm finding lots of reports of problems, but
> none that seem to match mine (at least not that I can tell) and I'm not
> sure what to do next to either get it working, or even to further analyze
> the problem. I can boot into safe mode, but what should I check from there?
>
> Thank you,
> Keith

Do a system restore / or clean install / then update drivers. Perform
updates 1 by 1 until you find the troublesome update. See what issues
that update has / check with driver manufacturers about this update,
etc. Not the most efficient method but it should at least ID the update
.. Once this has happened, you can then system restore to before the
troublesome update and avoid it in future.

Steve
 
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