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ok so i just got another hard drive the other day and set up raid 0 so i had to format and reinstall vista 64 bit. i have done this atleast 3-4 times since service pack 1 came out and have never had any problems (that was all pre- raid setup)

so here is my question, why over the past 2-3 days have i installed the same windows update 20 times that i count in the picture.




Everytime i have to click the install updates button in the start menu and it will shut down install 1 and only 1 update at a time and shut off, i turn my comp back on boot into vista 3-5 mins later i check the start menu and the icon is there wanting to install another update.




and i have tried the stand alone x64 service pack 1 update and it gives me an error just before it would start the install

this is driving me insane

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just restarted installed another update tried the 64bit service pack 1 stand alone installer and got this error.



any one ever had problems like this before?
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post #3 of 7
Do your clean install, then SP1 BEFORE any of your driver installs (including Motherboard ones).

I had major issues with SP1 install until I tried it with NO drivers installed
    
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well that sucks should i re make the raid as well? maybe try a different stripe size using 128k now was thinking about 64
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post #5 of 7
You do not have to redo the raid, but you can if you like. I am not sure 100% that is your SP1 issue, but I spent 2 days trying to get it on mine, uninstalling drivers and it not working until I eventually did it on a clean install with NO drivers.

I found the Motherboard drivers to be the cause by a dual boot test, which you could do as well before you reinstall it all to see if that is indeed your issue.

Vista will setup a dual boot for you, just make a second partition with vista, or another DOS bootable utility and install vista again to the second partition
    
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well i reinstalled 64 bit vista after making a new raid, this time with a 64k stripe before i even went online i installed service pack 1 then got the rest of the updates.

everything seems to be working fine, seems faster than it was to.


thanks for your help
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post #7 of 7
Nice!

Glad to hear that! I was hoping to not come back and see you still had issues. I know it drove me nuts trying to figure it out on my attempts.
    
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