It's just been suggested "the vista update is incompatible with firewalls, zonealarm etc..microsoft has said that it is up to those companies to sort it out..." I've got ad aware spybot. zonealarm and big fixwere already on laptop when bought. what do you experts think please????
Thanks. I did an auto uninstall to a good previous date but it wouldn't do it - said could not complete. Then a manual uninstall one by one but still the 15/Feb/2008 would not uninstall. Last night I had a phone conversation with a friend who has both a computer and similar lap top. The main comp was on instant message to her IT friends and her laptop was to follow the instructions and 'see' what I had on screen. I was talked through using the disc belonging to my laptop to uninstall back to a good date. I also switched off the auto updater. Today I got a zone alarm message saying there is now an update ready, needed for compatibility to Vista. That is on 'remind' Thank you to everyone who gave advice.
Well i'm glad your sorted my advice would be to leave updates turned off untill after sp1 comes out and you are sure updates will be ok. Many of us have had issues with the pre sp1 updates me included, however mine was sorted.
At least you have learned how to restore your pc should it happen again