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Old September 8, 2008, 01:40 PM
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One of the computers in my office has apparently crashed from a Windows update that went wrong last Friday. During boot up it will reboot itself seemingly at different points. Sometimes it makes it far enough to see the "starting windows update" message... then reboot. Sometimes I can get it to boot into safe mode but not really sure what I should do once I'm 'in'. Any ideas or any way to cancel the update? I'd really REALLY like to avoid a reinstall.
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Old September 8, 2008, 02:15 PM
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Ryan! It's been a while!

I think you can use System Restore in Safe mode, and flash back to the last date that Windows saved, prior to the Update crash.
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Old September 8, 2008, 03:01 PM
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I think you can use System Restore in Safe mode, and flash back to the last date that Windows saved, prior to the Update crash.
That you can, it's actually what Windows recommends doing when you start safe mode...
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Old September 8, 2008, 08:54 PM
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I'll have to look into that, strangely I've never used it. Though I think getting to boot in Safe Mode now may be a bit optimistic. When I left today the last error message I got was "\windows\system32\somethingsomething\system" was corupt. A little research says that's a registry and if it's gone I think I'm pooched.

Hey John, Yeah it's been a while... I spend a lot of time in the work shop when it's warm, good for other hobbies but bad for computer stuff. So what'd I miss in the last 4 or 5 months? LOL
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