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#1 jdoty

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:00 AM

Second post so be gentle please.
Running Vista Ultimate 64
Setting up new computer, had a bad install of some sofware.
You know how when you're installing software and the software asks you to reboot the system to continue the install?
Well, this install was for some soundcard sofware and it crashed during the install.
Now, whenever I restart Vista, I see this leftover screen for a zillionth of a second before Vista restarts.
I think it was the sofware screen asking if I wanted to restart Vista, but I can't be sure because it goes by so fast.

Is there a way to get rid of this screen?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:40 AM

You might need to uninstall it and try again
Try the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove any leftovers
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

Another thing to double-check would be to do a couple of malware and an AV scan
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:30 PM

Appreciate the info. Unfortunately, the screen goes by so fast I'm not really sure what software it is.
Makes it hard to tell the cleanup program what to clean up.

Anyway, thanks for the help!

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:15 AM

CCleaner may help
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:36 PM

Appreciate the info. Unfortunately, the screen goes by so fast I'm not really sure what software it is.


I thought you said it was sound card software?
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:huh: Registry cleaners generally don't do anything significant for your system. This topic discusses it in greater detail than we could address here: http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=61015 Although the topic discusses the XP registry, the concepts there apply to all other versions of Windows.

:huh: Not all registry cleaners create a backup of your registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting/logging in, then there's no backup to restore in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:14 AM

I didn't know your stand on registry cleaners. Sorry. I however never had an issue in all the years using this particular one. :huh:
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