I have 32 bit windows vista on a dell inspirion. The other day i ran windows update and i believe it installed vista sp1 but im not positive. while windows update was doing that in the background i installed XNA framework redist 4. When windows update finished it restarted. Im not sure if all steps were completed but it was going slow.It never booted back into windows after that. Windows startup repair wouldnt run either, it just kept coming back to same screen. I booted off a recovery disc and ran startuo repair off that. It ran for a couple seconds then was finished. I looked and it sadid the boot manager was corrupt axnd it repaired the file. It restarted but still wouldnt boot. Now heres the thing. I believe I accidentally booted the recovery disc in safe mode ( says windows build 6000) on top. I ran startup repair and its been running for almost two hours and wont let me cancel, says current repair operation cannot be cancled. Ive read it can take a long time but im wondering if booting the recovery cd in safe mode and running startup repair is bad or will cause it to run indefinatly doing nothing or something like that. I cant hear the hard drive spinning or anything. Shiould i just keep letting it run? Ive heard preople say it has taken four days. Would it be start to force reboot and run startup repair normally? Sorry for typos etc. im typing this from my phone. Does running startup repair in safe mode have any effect? Would it be risky to force it to reboot and run it normally? Thanks for any help!