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Fractured service pack 1 installation...

by cgarrity / March 20, 2008 9:09 AM PDT

I went with the "run" installation since I didn't see an option to download the program to disk. I did not have the beta edition installed.

The installation went smoothly until I finished installing Service Pack:Stage (2 of 3). At this point, the system rebooted, then went through the "Safe Mode, etc" screen. I first let it do the countdown and then a normal installation. From there it flashed a blue screen about memory problems, etc. The screen was only up for a few second and then my computer basically shut down. The power lights were on, but no disk activity. I let it remain in that state for several minutes hoping the installation would continue.

No such luck. I then cycled the power switch and rapidly booted back up to the "Safe mode" screen. This time I chose safe mode with internet and the Service Pack 1 installation screen popped up reading...

Service Pack: stage 3 of 3 at 37%. I let this run and after many minutes, my computer booted back up to straight Vista with a message about a failed service pack 1 installation. However, I was back in business.

I then made some backups and tried the installation again with exactly the same results OR AT LEAST I HOPE SO since the computer is still running.

I personally had no issues with Vista and IF my computer does finish and put me back into the previous Vista installation, I'll probably quit for now.

I'm at a loss of ideas as my previous Vista installation ran so good. No apparent driver/hardware issues.

Does anyone know if this is a common Service Pack problem getting into the stage 3 of 3 part of the installation?

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Read the Vista sticky at the top of this page...
by glenn30 / March 20, 2008 9:24 AM PDT

Pay particular attention to Grif's comments about Microsoft listing certain drivers that may cause problems... that is where I would start.


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I just don't get it...
by cgarrity / March 20, 2008 2:31 PM PDT

Why would Vista Service Pack 1 require different drivers than the original Vista program?

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I have no idea...
by glenn30 / March 20, 2008 11:02 PM PDT
In reply to: I just don't get it...

It's updated drivers for certain software you are running... read that article and you will see certain ones that Microsoft knows about.

All I know is what I read in the article.


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Help finding Grif's comments...
by cgarrity / March 21, 2008 1:54 AM PDT
In reply to: I have no idea...

I've been browsing up and down in the Vista forum and can't find Grif's comment's. Could you reply with a link to them.

It would be much appreciated!


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Here's the link...
by John.Wilkinson / March 21, 2008 6:11 AM PDT
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