Todays Critical updates have broken my computer


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Guest

My XP pro SP2 desktop failed to restart after the updates were installed.
Safe mode showed it stopped on a bluetooth driver. All bluetooth services
disabled in recovery console but driver loading stops at previous one -
mup.sys. CHKDSK found and repaired some errors(s) on C: Repair installation
from a slipstreamed SP2 version ofthe XP pro installation disk attempted but
original windows installation was not visible to the install process although
ntdetect ntloader etc all appeared to be present ok. I will be happy to do a
clean install if I can rescue my email documents and settings but i get
access denied trying to access these. Is there anything I can do to repair
this? or how can i get at the contents of docments and settings to save my
mail etc.
Thanks,
Jaistar
 
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All Things Mopar

Today =?Utf-8?B?SmFpc3Rhcg==?= commented courteously on the
subject at hand
My XP pro SP2 desktop failed to restart after the updates
were installed. Safe mode showed it stopped on a bluetooth
driver. All bluetooth services disabled in recovery console
but driver loading stops at previous one - mup.sys. CHKDSK
found and repaired some errors(s) on C: Repair installation
from a slipstreamed SP2 version ofthe XP pro installation
disk attempted but original windows installation was not
visible to the install process although ntdetect ntloader
etc all appeared to be present ok. I will be happy to do a
clean install if I can rescue my email documents and
settings but i get access denied trying to access these. Is
there anything I can do to repair this? or how can i get at
the contents of docments and settings to save my mail etc.
Thanks,
Jaistar

This kind of M$ nonsense is exactly why I examine each and
every update I'm told I "need", and often skip a few if I
cannot figure out exactly what they do and/or I don't think
I'm really affected and/or there's no clear roll back
mechanism.

This is also why I'm actively pinging for an HD image backup
utility. It is totally, totally, totally horseshit to have
updated your system from the classic oxymoron crowd -
"Microsoft security" and have to do a nuke and re-install.

As to what else is on your C:\, when was the last time you
backed up all this stuff to another partition on your HD
and/or to optical? Do you have a recent Files and Setting
Transfer Wizard somewhere? If yes, once you're back up and
running, reload your E-mail and favorites from your backup(s).

If no, in all likelihood, your non-Windoze data is still alive
and well. If you have another PC, you could consider pulling
your damaged HD, putting into the 2nd bay on your other PC,
letting Windoze detect it, and do a simple disk-to-disk
recovery. Or, take the computer to your local store and have
them pull the HD and copy it to something for you.

Finally, can you boot from your Windoze install CD? If yes,
that'll be a minimal session, so grab what you can while you
can. Meanwhile, supply any more info you can as to where you
are.
 
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Fitz

You've already tried a repair install and used the recovery console, so I
don't know that System Restore would do you any good now, but since you can
(could?) boot to safe mode, try a System Restore from there. Additionally,
you could also try a Last Known Good config from safe mode.

Fitz
 
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Guest

Thanks guys,
I failed to get the repair to recognise the old installation despite
replacing ntdetect and ntldr as suggested in further research. I rescued the
documents ans settings folder complete using a Bart PE cd made on my laptop
and did a reformat and clean install.
 

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