I have not had a Blue screen since doing the above. How often should I rerun the diagnostic test? Keep up the GREAT work! ignore or install?? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-update/vista-blue-screen-issues-and-vista-sp2-upgrade/e4987701-14fc-4769-9410-1db06616a90a
Thanks again…. Techerator is now on my favorites list and will be my first stop for technical assistance. I will try these methods to remove the update and see what happens and report back. Hopefully, Windows 7 won't have these same issues!
So you should update it to the latest version. Ron ron Thanks very much for this. So in future if you plan to install the service pack 2 or any service packs, please do the follow before you install the service packs.* Disable Antivirus / Firewalls* Installing Please try the request again.
I understand the importance of updates, but don't want to try now. To make sure the update doesn't install, you can temporarily set your Windows Updates to prompt before installing. You should be able to use that information to reactivate your software. If this does not function, simply remove the hardware you installed.
I got my help from an alert that came up when I went into safe mode. I ran an antivirus scan an it came up clean. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com Leave a comment Click here to cancel reply. The website claims: "When you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 on the computer, you receive the following Stop error message: Stop
Or just covering HP's behind?) Anyway, Evan -- great advice. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/vista-service-pack-2-startup-failures-blue-screens-531873/ Reply 0 0 RasterBlaster Distinguished Professor Posts: 2,529 Member Since: 11-17-2008 Message 6 of 13 (5,279 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: Blue Screen after Windows Vista SP2 installed on my TouchSmart about once a week i get a BLANK blue screen. Safe mode (Except command prompt, which I didn't try) and other attempts proved hopeless since Windows just wanted to finish the installation.
If you are not comfortable in doing this, please contact Microsoft Technical Support or a Tech Shop. http://easywebvideosoftware.com/bsod-after/bsod-after-vista-sp1.php AD5 Thanks again, Evan! Brazil.1Germany © 2016 TechiWiki Theme design by ChapelWorks Please let me know if you have any questions with this process.
I restored my computer back on Aug 23 (did not have Aug 24 point) and erased microsoft update. This is so frustrating, but I am so glad its not the laptop and just the updates. I used safe mode with networking and was able to follow the link to a helpful note online that explained this same process. http://easywebvideosoftware.com/bsod-after/bsod-after-installing-service-pack-3.php If you install SP2 and do not encounter the problem, you can stop the specific KB973879 update by opening Windows Updates (accessible via control panel) and click "View Available Updates".
Kamran comment on cary me too… i even called best buy and asked dem if i could switch..but i was not under the 14 days return policy…but definitely from now onward Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest Newsletters RSS SOFTPEDIA DESKTOP Windows Games Drivers Mac Linux MOBILE Android APK Phones Tablets WEB Webscripts Web Browsers NEWS Softpedia > News I have had this same problem for weeks.
nelsonb Bought a new HP Pavilion dv6 a month ago after old Toshiba died. The PC then “Automatically” updated and downloaded the same four patches. Using the site is easy and fun. Bobszon .
Boot from the Windows Vista Disk ( Press any key to boot to the DVD) , then it will load the windows files and the select Install Now, next screen select Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Do we install or not? Get More Info Thanks again!
Try out one of the following: AVG Free: http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edit… Avira AntiVir (I'm currently using this one): http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-F… avast! Evan Wondrasek Even brand new computers are typically behind on updates - most of the time an OEM copy of Windows is installed by the manufacturer and there is no guarantee Tuesday, October 19, 2010 5:11 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Once I figured out to change from the x: drive to the c: drive I typed these Ok, I have tried method1 and it works Beautifully.
I'll try to establish how widespread the problem is with non-HP computers and perhaps I will need to update this guide to accommodate other manufacturers. I'm not a fan of anything McAfee - I think they are the worst. I will post an update to this article if I identify any additional problematic updates. Julien , the update for vista sp2 has disapear from Windows Update….
Very clear and easy to follow. thank you Guest I have a dv4 and it worked. And Norton doesn't work now!!! Many thanks again Barb Hi Evan, Just used your fix (see post above) and it worked like a charm.
CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGAL DEFENSE All unused funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Sorry this maybe offtopic., but I am sooooooo upset and wanted to share my anger with somebody……….. Thanks again!!! Mary You are a genius my friend!
Glad it's not something I did. Nick Hey man thanks a lot! Like one of your correspondents above I have also stored you in my favourites. Might be some other solution?
My error code was little different from the one you specify: 0X0000007E (0XFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0XFFFFF80002017B81, 0XFFFFFA60017F5798, 0XFFFFFA60017F5170) The PC would run OK for up to 20 or 30 mins before the BSOD Thanks in advance evanw Try Method 2 in the guide (reverting to a previous system restore point) and let me know if that fixes the problem. I have a MEDION Akoya and the screen went all garbled after installing these patches. Rick I thought this was definitely my problem but I was disappointed to see that I did not have this update installed. 🙁 I guess my search for the cause of