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Vista in melt down

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#1 gisepy


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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:32 AM

Hi there people,

Just logged on to my computer this morning to find a whole host of probelms. First of all my op is vista 64x and all was working fine until today. Faults as listed

1 Nothing in the control panel when opened, just closes down after a few seconds
2 No system restore in start menu and when I did find it is comes up with "The volume shadow service used by system restore is not working" (0x8111202)
3 Tried to boot is safe mode, not working, starts then freezes then re-boots
4 Tried to download vista 64x service pack 1, when downloaded comes up with fault then closes, file removed from computer so may give another go but at 900meg takes a long time to download.
5 Tried to boot from vista dvd, all ok then get to what drive do you wish to repair? no drives are shown in the box, click load drivers from disk for the mother board but will not load them
6 Tried to re-instal vista but says that product key is not valid
7 Will not open windows update from start menu, just closes down after 2 seconds of trying
8 Windows defender is missing from the control panel (have to acess control panel from my computer page)
9 Just looked at basic information for my computer and says my copy of windows is not activated, comes up with activation error code 0x80070426 when trying to activate

Apart from all that my computer is working just fine, any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:43 PM

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