So I am a good techie and patch my system regularly. I am running Vista x64
Ultimate SP1. Up until a few weeks ago no problem. I log on and windows
update says I have xx patches to install. I install and reboot and the
problems began. When I would try and open MMC, Explorer, IE it wouldn't open
or I would get a "Cannot create blank document" error. Tried to go into safe
mode, blue screen..Things kept getting worse until I got Stop errors..
So I get my Vista DVD and do a repair. It goes through and towards the end
the log shows
Root cause found:
A patch is preventing the system from starting.
Repair action: System Restore
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 144676 ms
My OS is back to working.. BUT, Windows update now shows I have 14 patches
to install. You can believe me I am not installing anything now. So, how do I
tell which patch prevented my system from starting?