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So I finally got my new rig together, and managed to get it going without any real problems. Unfortunately, Vista decided to pull a fast one on me. I let it update automatically because, hey, updating is supposed to be good for your computer, right? Unfortunately, after it was done installing, I let it restart and Windows just would not boot. It would get through the POST, and the cursor would appear on a black background and then... nothing. It hung for a few minutes and then restarted again. I could not boot normally, nor with the last known working configuration, not even in safe mode. I stuck the Vista CD in there to try and repair it, but it wouldn't work. I couldn't even do a system restore. I was forced to reinstall completely, which meant several hours of installing all of my drivers and programs all over again. When I finally got it going again, I decided not to let it update unless I gave it my OK.
So, does anyone know what went wrong? I'm going to have to let it update eventually; at least once SP1 rolls around. Is there a way to back everything up so I won't have to do a fresh install if this happens again?
This is Vista Home Premium 32-bit, by the way.
Also, while I'm here, I've got a video card that'll let me pass audio through the DVI/HDMI port. There's a little cable that's supposed to connect to my motherboard, but I don't know where it's supposed to go. It's got two single socket female connectors: One labeled SPDIF; the other GRD. The SPDIF output thing on my mobo has three pins, so I'm kind of at a loss here. The two page manual isn't telling me anything.
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There was something important here. It's gone now.