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Thread: Windows cannot access the specified device... (Vista)

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    robbio Guest

    Windows cannot access the specified device... (Vista)

    Hi at all,

    I have Windows Vista bussiness edition. Until this morning it works fine,
    but when
    I updated it with the last available updates from Microsoft and many turn
    off and restarts it's start to have some problems.
    I logged on as Administrator and whenever I executed something , iexplorer,
    firefox, control panel, or every other things it told me
    "Windows cannot access the specified device....", even the turn off button.
    To turn off Vista I must log off myself and from there turn off Vista.
    Is it a virus? is it an microsoft's update problem?
    Is there anyone have the some problem of mine?

    thanks a lot
    roberto




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    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Windows cannot access the specified device... (Vista)

    Have you tried System Restore? A point is created for each update session.

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    robbio Guest

    Re: Windows cannot access the specified device... (Vista)

    Not yet. Because I didn't know if there was a simple solution or not for my
    problem.
    Where the "Sysem Restore" feature is? keep in mind I'ma not able to go to
    the control panel...

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    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Windows cannot access the specified device... (Vista)

    Boot to the Safe Mode menu (Press F8 on restart. during the 'black screen'
    after the BIOS screen), choose "Safe Mode with Command Prompt".

    HOW TO Start System Restore Tool from Command Prompt (Q304449):
    http://support.microsoft.com/support.../q304/4/49.asp

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    Shirley Guest

    RE: Windows cannot access the specified device... (Vista)

    Not much help to you but I am having the same problem with my Windows Vista
    Home Premium. I updated and now can't do anything and have tried to reboot
    under safe mode but it keeps going back to the same page saying Configuration
    update stage 3. 0% complete then re-starting again. Have you had any luck?

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    robbio Guest

    Re: Windows cannot access the specified device... (Vista)

    Hi Shirley,
    Yes, I was lucky, the problem aren' microsoft updates, but my COMODO
    firewall (software firewall). When I updated my pc with the last microsoft's
    update
    I update also the COMODO firewall with a newer version. When I uninstalled
    COMODO firewall fom my Vista all come right. Maybe there is an
    incompatibility issue between COMODO and the last microsoft updates.
    This works for me.

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    webdiva Guest

    Re: Windows cannot access the specified device... (Vista)

    I too am using Comodo Firewall, but I didn't want to uninstall it. I found
    that opening the interface, manually selecting Installation Mode, then
    running the install did the trick.

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