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Vista stopped working. Help!

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I've been using Windows Vista for a little while now and I've come to understand that it works well for the OS it's cracked up to be. I however had a large problem earlier today. I decided I was going to install Alcohol 120% (an older version) and when the install was almost finished it asked about installing a driver I told it to and the pc BSOD'ed when I started it up again it came up normal but when I log in it says it's installing a driver then it does a BSOD.. sometimes I don't even need to log in, it just does it. I tried restarting in safe mode but it won't even go to the login screen, it just BSOD's.

I wanna know if anyone has a fix for this?
Maybe a offline system restore?

P.S. I got too much important stuff on the windows partition so formating is kinda out of the question..
post #2 of 5
Put in your vista CD and do a system restore off the CD.
post #3 of 5
Press F8 while booting, choose 'last known good configuration' then uninstall the driver or use system restore once in Vista.
If that doesn't work Penicilyns suggestion would work.
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used coffeejunky's suggestion it worked thx both rep +
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You will need to use a newer version of Alcohol. I believe the last older version that will work on Vista is 1.9.6.5429.
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