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Vista keeps rebooting.Safe mode not working


I accidently turned my computer off possibly during some updates.Now when I turn the computer on it goes to the black screen with the windows vista down at the bottom and the blocks moving across the screen..then reboots over and over again . I tried safe mode and the driver files load then the machine rebbots itself again.I have tried all options and still the same result just reloads . thank you

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Hi Lancelot. Since you can't access Safe Mode by pressing F8 on bootup try using the Last Known Good Configuration option. See if you can get your computer back up running using that option. By the way to do you have a Windows Vista installation DVD?

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Safe mode doenst work, it reboots just before it finishes loading, I've got the same issue. It says configuring updates stage 3 do not turn of the computer and it reboots

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I would look at running a System Restore from the Vista DVD.
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To use System Restore to log on to Windows Vista when you lose access to an account, follow these steps.

Note To do this, there must be a System Restore point at which the logon was successful.
1. Insert the Windows Vista DVD, and then restart the computer.
2. When you receive the following message, press any key:
Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.
3. Set the following preferences, and then click Next:
Language to install
Time and currency format
Keyboard or input method
4. Click Repair your computer, select the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
5. Click System Restore, and then click Next.
6. Click the restore point that you want to use, and then click Next.

Note Click a restore point that will return the computer to a state where the logon is successful. After you use the System Restore feature, reinstall any programs or updates that may be removed. You will not lose any personal documents. However, you may have to reinstall programs. You may also have to reset some personal settings.
7. Confirm the disks that you want to restore, and then click Next.
8. Click Finish, and then click Yes when you are prompted.
9. When the System Restore process is complete, click Restart to restart the computer.
10. After the computer restarts, click Close to confirm that the System Restore process has finished successfully.
This was taken from a KB article dealing with being locked out of an account.

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Originally Posted by Lancelot View Post
I accidently turned my computer off possibly during some updates.Now when I turn the computer on it goes to the black screen with the windows vista down at the bottom and the blocks moving across the screen..then reboots over and over again . I tried safe mode and the driver files load then the machine rebbots itself again.I have tried all options and still the same result just reloads . thank you
I have a week old Vista64 ASUS laptop; same thing happened to me, repeated reboots. After about the 10th or 15th time, I interrupted it by powering down. Waited...powered back up....got 'windows failed to start normally' black <old DOS> screen, picked Start Windows normally....ta dah It happened on the third update for me, just as it did for you. Couldn't hurt to try this.

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