In Big Trouble Vista Home 32 Bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Red Wimp, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Red Wimp

    Red Wimp Guest

    The symptom of my problem is Vista is telling me that my firewall is not
    running, but it won't start manually. Also doesn't connect to the internet
    (I'm using a borrowed machine here)
    I can see that BFE is not running and that won't start either, says a file
    is missing.
    I have tried a system restore to several different points, after quite a few
    minutes tells me this has failed and the problem is still there. Tried the
    sfc which said it fixed some files but could not fix all, wasn't obvious to
    me from the log what it couldn't fix.
    In desperation have backed everything up I can find and tried to reinstall
    (I have a Dell installation disc so no option to repair)
    This got to the first reboot on expanding files (27%) and then failed and
    restored back to the original configuration.
    As you can see I seem to be in big troubles, (started after a Windows Update
    this morning as far as I can tell, was alright before that)
    Any advice anyone can offer will be gratefully received
    Red Wimp, Apr 15, 2010
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    whs Guest

    Backout the updates from this morning
    whs, Apr 15, 2010
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    Red Wimp Guest

    Done that, no difference.
    Repair keeps repairing the same files it seems

    At the moment only solution I can think is to upgrade Windows
    Red Wimp, Apr 15, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Which Update was it that you downloaded and installed? Event Viewer is saying
    exactly concerning the error. Have you tried to uninstall the Update and see if the
    OS returns to work Correctly. Do you have Norton or MacAfee installed and was it on
    when you were downloading and installing the Update
    Peter Foldes, Apr 15, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest


    Why is your solution always to do a System Restore. If you have no idea or inkling
    about an issue then you revert to System Restore even if not needed. Sheesh
    Peter Foldes, Apr 15, 2010
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