Windows SP2 Issue

Christopher3320

New Member
Hello All,

I have an issue with my wifes PC. she did a MS update and tryed to install SP 2. well now the computer is locked up. I can get into safe mode but it locks up on
windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys
I got the iso image from Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download. but not real sure how to use it. Can someone help me out?
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
If you can get into safe mode you don't need our recovery disk.
It's for fixing the boot process, not a broken OS (there are no installation files on it)
From safe mode do a system restore back to the point set by WUD before it started to put on SP2, then do the SP2 update again.
 

Ex_Brit

Older but no wiser
Staff member
Hi Christopher3320,

Despite this hitch it's important that SP2 be installed so there are a few things one can do to ease the process.

I'll copy this over from my tutorial on McAfee Security Forums with some modifications.

Windows Vista SP2 standalone installer: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a4dd31d5-f907-4406-9012-a5c3199ea2b3&DisplayLang=en


Enable the built-in Windows Firewall.
  • Start/Control Panel/Security/Windows Firewall - turn it ON
  • Disable any firewall and antivirus software you have installed
It is also advisable to switch off any other tasks such as polling for mail and screensavers etc.
  • If you have any other protection software such as SpywareBlaster etc. turn off its protection too.
Information about Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/948465

Do not forget to re-enable Antivirus and Firewall.

Error message when you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2: "One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968279

How to obtain (Free) Windows Vista service pack support

http://support.microsoft.com/windowsvista

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