Feb 16 2012
The ‘Windows Update’ feature helps you download and install the latest Microsoft updates for your version of Windows operating system. You can turn on the automatic updation and the wizard will show you the update status. While installing updates, you may occasionally encounter that your system hangs and the process cannot be completed. This could happen as a result of virus infection, corrupt file system, hardware problems, etc. In the worst cases, it may cause serious data loss and render all your precious files on the hard drive inaccessible. To overcome this problem, you need to go for hard drive recovery through a reliable third-party utility.
When you try installing some critical updates on your Windows Vista based computer, the process stops unexpectedly and leaves the following error message on your screen:
This would render your system unbootable and put you in a jeopardous situation of data loss.
This problem is faced when the ‘Ntoskrnl.exe’ file becomes corrupt due to incomplete updates.
This would make all your hard drive data inaccessible. At this stage, you may use an updated backup to restore all the lost or inaccessible data. However, if the backup is missing, you should follow the below mentioned resolution steps.
To resolve the above issue, follow the given procedure:
- Boot your computer using the Windows Vista installation disc and start the Windows Recovery environment.
- At the command prompt, execute the given command:
This would start the System File Checker that repairs Vista system files.
If the problem still persists, you should format your hard drive and perform a clean installation of Windows Vista. Formating would erase all your precious data stored on the drive. In such circumstances, you should take help of professional hard drive data recovery software.
These third-party tools safely recover every piece of inaccessible information from corrupt Windows-based drives and other storage media. They can perform a precise recovery from all internal/external hard disks, USB drives, memory cards, etc. These software can support about 185 different file types.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a competent tool that efficiently recovers lost, deleted, or inaccessible data from FAT or NTFS based drives and volumes. The phenomenal utility also supports recovery of DBX and PST files. Moreover, it is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, and NT4 (SP6).