Vista will not start after Windows Update
Posted on 2011-03-13
My Vista Home Premium 64bit on a RAID 0 HD did updates last night now it will not fully boot windows. It gets past the initial startup and says Configuring 3 of 3 Updates do not shutdown the computer, it says 100% then the computer restarts. It repeats this again and again. It does the same thing when trying to get into Safe Mode.
My vista does not have the option for Startup repair in the boot options or system restore. Last know good configuration boot up option did not work either.
So here is a list of what I have tried:
ERD Commander for Vista 64bit and the Vista Home Premium 64bit CD does not find my Windows install probably because its in RAID 0. I try to load the SATA/Raid Drivers through a CD download from Motherboard Manufacture website and it just sits on the Adding Drivers screen and eventually will error out. Motherboard is Asus P5N-D for Socket 775 with Nvidia Chipset. I then tried downloading the Sata/Raid Drivers from Nvidias Site and did not work either.
Therefore I cant get to the the Startup Repair or other options.
Through ERD Commander I am able to skip loading a windows OS,and go to the system explorer and can actually see all my windows files intact still.
ERD also has CMD Prompt option, using that I switched to C:\ where my windows Dir is installed and have tried running, System Restore but have no backup points, /fixmbr, /fixboot, /rebuildbcd, chkdsk, chkdsk /f, chkdsk /r, sfc /scanow.
I am lost for things to try... and dont understand why ERD or the Vista CD wont recognize my Windows installation or wont load my 64bit Sata/Raid drivers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.