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Hi there, last night I did windows update, now I'm running Vista Ultimate 32bit. When I did windows update the only update I had was for my nvidia RAID controller, as I'm running in RAID0 it seemed a good idea to update the driver. Man was I wrong, as soon as it restarted to install the update it starts BSOD'ing as soon as the windows loading screen comes up. I've tried loading it with "last known good configuration" and in safe mode but neither will let me get to my desktop. Is there anything I can do short of a Windows Repair?
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Hi there, last night I did windows update, now I'm running Vista Ultimate 32bit. When I did windows update the only update I had was for my nvidia RAID controller, as I'm running in RAID0 it seemed a good idea to update the driver. Man was I wrong, as soon as it restarted to install the update it starts BSOD'ing as soon as the windows loading screen comes up. I've tried loading it with "last known good configuration" and in safe mode but neither will let me get to my desktop. Is there anything I can do short of a Windows Repair?
thanks for im terning off windows update
    
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That sounds like an incredibly bad idea. Just make it so that you choose what updates to install instead of letting Windows decide. And just don't check off the raid update
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Hi there, last night I did windows update, now I'm running Vista Ultimate 32bit. When I did windows update the only update I had was for my nvidia RAID controller, as I'm running in RAID0 it seemed a good idea to update the driver. Man was I wrong, as soon as it restarted to install the update it starts BSOD'ing as soon as the windows loading screen comes up. I've tried loading it with "last known good configuration" and in safe mode but neither will let me get to my desktop. Is there anything I can do short of a Windows Repair?
Why don't you want to put in you win cd and repair? Not a bad deal really. There is a chance you can recover this way and yea, don't let windows decide which updates. Pick and choose as you go. Good luck!
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The sad thing is I'm the one which picked what to install, I saw the RAID driver come up as an availible update and I said ok
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That's ok. Happens to everyone sometime. Normally hardware updates from Windows aren't needed so I tend not to use them.
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Well I'm now posting from my computer I was able to run a restore off the vista CD which is a handy new feature over XP. I was able to install my old RAID drivers off my old floppy (I knew there was a reason I keep this old drive..)

Thanks everyone
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Well I'm now posting from my computer I was able to run a restore off the vista CD which is a handy new feature over XP. I was able to install my old RAID drivers off my old floppy (I knew there was a reason I keep this old drive..)

Thanks everyone
Glad to hear all is well.
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