So what have the script readers at Microsoft (non)technical (non)support had you do? I'm not really understanding how you can have a corrupt file with a clean install. Are you installing from a real Vista disc or from a computer manufacturers recovery function, either a partition or a disc you burned from a partition? If it's from a real (retail or OEM) Vista disc, then start over lol. This time make sure you select the options to format the drive and to get rid of ALL partitions (NOTE: I say again this is if you have the Vista disc from MICROSOFT, either a retail or OEM copy).Clean install from a Microsoft DVD of Vista, OEM or Retail:
1). Unless you have a Microsoft DVD version of SP1 (Fry's gave me a disc of it lol, you can also order one from the Microsoft website, for the US it's $3.99), do NOT use the download of SP1 that you currently have. It's been giving you problems right? Down load the appropriate stand alone version, 32bit SP1
or 64 bit SP1
, and burn it to a disc. Unless you have a Microsoft DVD version of SP1 (Fry's gave me a disc of it lol, you can also order one from the Microsoft website, for the US it's $3.99), do NOT use the download of SP1 that you currently have. It's been giving you problems right? If you DO have the official MS DVD of SP1, then just use it, ignore my download instructions.
2). Pop the Vista Disc in the DVD player and reboot. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key. Make sure to select format the drive and remove ALL partitions. Then keep hitting the appropriate keys when prompted and reboot when finished.
3). Once you have rebooted and are in Windows, insert your newly burned copy of the Sp1 stand alone package (or the MS official SP1 disc) and run it. Follow the prompts and reboot when it tells you. Everything will work perfectly and you will have Sp1 installed on your computer (think positively dammit lol). OS now it's time to move on to Sp2.
4). Run the appropriate System Update Readiness tool, 32 Bit SUR
, or 64 Bit SUR
, and reboot your computer.
5). Download and save (again I'd burn a disc, but you don't have to) the appropriate stand alone version of SP2. 32 bit SP2
or 64 bit SP2
5). Run the appropriate version of SP-2 and reboot. You now have all updates from the release of Vista until sometime in May.
6). Use the update feature and get the rest of the updates you don't have.
Let me know if this works or there is something I told you to do that you can't do (for instance , you don't HAVE a Vista disc, you are using a partition).
Edited by DeathStalker, 19 July 2009 - 12:32 AM.