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Vista Factory image reset broken.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by anorthn1, Aug 28, 2012.

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  1. anorthn1

    anorthn1 Thread Starter

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    When I try to do a factory reset with my windows vista 32-bit desktop It gets stuck at a blank screen.
    I press f8 at the splash screen, then system repair, then just a blank screen appears after a short load bar, I've left it overnight to see If It was a slow load but nothing happened. Can anyone give me a fix?
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Restoring the operating system:

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/om/trouble.htm#wp1077065

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    Why hasn't Windows Vista been upgraded to SP2 - which was released over 3 years ago?

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  3. anorthn1

    anorthn1 Thread Starter

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    It has not been updated because every time i try to it asks me to insert a disk
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Did that computer come with a Windows Vista SP1 DVD or are you using its built-in partition to reset it back to its original factory condition?

    Either way, you should download and save the full 348 MB SP2 upgrade and then burn it off to a CD-R.

    You can then use the CD-R to upgrade it to SP2.

    Considering the SP2 upgrade was released almost 3-1/2 years ago, there will be numerous post-SP2 important/recommended updates to install afterwards.

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