Failed Driver Install after GUI loads

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by MDK, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. MDK

    MDK Guest

    I stupidly installed Alcohol 120 percent in Vista and now every time Windows
    loads, it automatically tries to install the incompatible driver and gives
    me BSOD. I can't get into the registry to stop the installation process
    quickly enough after my desktop comes up. Is there anything I can do to
    stop this installation routine? Safe mode doesn't help here, either.

    System restore was turned off so that isn't an option. Any advice is much
    appreciated.
     
    MDK, Sep 9, 2006
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  2. F8 on Boot -> Last known good config.
    F8 on Boot > disable driver-signing check ( only in x86vista I think )

    Boot via DVD and choose not install, but "repair options" - fix boot trouble
    and so forth.

    If all is not helping you will have to format / reinstall.

    No virtual drive - Software is working in Vista ! No Alcohol/no Daemon Tools
    etc..

    Also certain Nero Versions do fail because of Nero Image Drive.

    SBJ
     
    Sascha Benjamin Jazbec, Sep 9, 2006
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  3. MDK

    MDK Guest

    Thanks for the help. Looks like a re-install is necessary....

    Given this issue, it would in retrospect be nice if MS could give an option
    to control the startup loading of non-essential device drivers/applications
    for just such an occasion. This is something they could add to the menu on
    the boot disc recovery options fairly easily, I would imagine. I remember
    years ago they made that possible to a certain extent with Win 98 et. al.
     
    MDK, Sep 10, 2006
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