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My 64-bit version of Vista keeps after SP1

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    RodAtWork

    I had previously installed service pack 1 for Vista on one of my desktop machines several weeks ago.  And I have had no problems at all.  So I decided to go ahead and install the 64-bit version of SP1 onto my 64-bit version of Vista Ultimate.  However, that did NOT work.  In fact, it is rebooting itself over and over again.  I have heard that this sometimes happens.  However, I have not heard how to fix this problem, and furthermore I thought that Microsoft had fixed this problem before releasing SP1 again.  I waited for that release before installing it the first time on my first Vista PC.  Bottom line, what do I do to fix it?  It will not log into fix, instead it spends its time going into the Windows Error Recovery window, from which I can do nothing, and then it restarts itself again.  So it is now in an endless loop.  This really sucks, as this IS my primary development machine!!!!!!!  So, I really need help here.  Please, let me know what I am supposed to do, or point me to where I am supposed to go, to get this fixed!!!!!!!

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    RodAtWork

    BTW, I forgot to mention that trying to start it in Safe Mode does not work!  When I do it gets to the point of running crcdisk.sys, stops for a bit and then reboots itself.

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    littleguru

    RodAtWork said:
    BTW, I forgot to mention that trying to start it in Safe Mode does not work!  When I do it gets to the point of running crcdisk.sys, stops for a bit and then reboots itself.
    I had that too... in my case the harddisk was broken.

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    Doctor Who

    RodAtWork said:
    BTW, I forgot to mention that trying to start it in Safe Mode does not work!  When I do it gets to the point of running crcdisk.sys, stops for a bit and then reboots itself.

    What is crcdisk.sys a driver to?  And given my current predicament, how do I fix crcdisk.sys if I cannot log into Windows?

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    figuerres

    Doctor Who said:
    RodAtWork said:
    *snip*

    What is crcdisk.sys a driver to?  And given my current predicament, how do I fix crcdisk.sys if I cannot log into Windows?

    looks like it has to do with SATA drives and or raid disks (mirror/stripe etc).

    do you have a raid set?

    sata controler?

    do you have your vista dvd to do a repair with?

    did you get sp1 from the windows update service?

    did you read the msft kb on vista sp1?

    did you backup files before doing sp1 ?

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    Doctor Who

    figuerres said:
    Doctor Who said:
    *snip*
    looks like it has to do with SATA drives and or raid disks (mirror/stripe etc).

    do you have a raid set?

    sata controler?

    do you have your vista dvd to do a repair with?

    did you get sp1 from the windows update service?

    did you read the msft kb on vista sp1?

    did you backup files before doing sp1 ?
    I do have a SATA drive, and therefore a SATA controller.  I've also got the Vista DVD, so I could do the repair, but what do I do next?  I mean, once I get the Repair OS going, then what do I choose?

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    Retro​Recursion

    Why not use System Restore to get yourself back to a pre-SP1 state?

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