ibrahima Posted January 13, 2008 Share Posted January 13, 2008 Hi, yesterday I tried using dial-a-fix as someone recommended to me here: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/windows_v..._windows_update to try to fix a Windows XP SP2 computer that hasn't been able to use Windows Update since SP2 was installed on it when SP2 came out. I diligently made a system restore point in case something effed up, and then proceeded to run dial-a-fix. I selected the options for Fix Windows Installer and WU/WUAU which also selected the cryptography section automatically, and ran it. Tried WU, no success. I looked around the tools, ran the process idle commands tool just for the heck of it, ran another tool which I cannot remember, and then ran dial-a-fix again with all options enabled except for clear Temp folders and check date. Afterwards, I turned off the computer and it seemed fine. The next morning (today) the computer now keeps rebooting every time it gets past the first loading screen (where it says Windows XP, and a little blue bar scrolls across). I was able to boot it into safe mode, and tried to run System Restore but somehow all my restore points are gone. What the hell? Anyone have any idea what I can do? It's an OEM machine so I don't have a Windows XP setup disk, just a factory image, although I think the restore disk that came with my laptop is actually a Windows XP setup disk. I suppose I could borrow one from a friend if necessary, but I was hoping someone might know what I can do like right now. Note: The OS on my computer is Vista x64, but that computer is XP SP2. I used the latest DAF (.60something). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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