Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Former Member
Not applicable
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 1 of 3

Vista business SP2 and Safeboot 5130


I'm running Vista Business SP2 EN with Safeboot (file versions are 5,1,3,0).

After installing Windows updates using the "Windows update" program in Vista i sometimes (about half of the times) go into an endless reboot loop:

- Safeboot pre-boot auth shows up and i log in
- Vista boots saying "Please wait"
- Sometimes i see "Configuring updates..."
- Vista shuts down and reboots nicely: "Shutting down..."

Now i have to decrypt the disk using Wintech, use a rescue CD to go back to a restore point, install the updates without safeboot, and encrypt again.

This is quite a bit of a hassle happy Does anyone have a suggestion on how to fix this?

Perhaps it's worth mentioning i also have F-Secure Client Security installed. The laptop is a Dell E6500

with regards,
2 Replies
Former Member
Not applicable
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 2 of 3

RE: Vista business SP2 and Safeboot 5130

Our company had a number of issues when we deployed the e6400 with MEE 5.1.6 (I think that was build 5400 or 5420 or some such thing).

First, make sure that your machine group in the Admin Console is not configured to "Force USB." That option needs to be "unchecked" prior to installation on the e6400, and included in the install set in that "unchecked" state. Before we un-checked that option, our machines would get stuck in endless boot loop.

Second, make sure that your e-series machine is configured in BIOS to run in SATA / ATA mode rather than IRRT. MEE did not support IRRT (in my experience) until later revisions (5.1.7?). Leaving IRRT enabled caused our machines to get stuck at the "Starting SafeBoot" screen until we changed the drive mode (as soon as we changed drive mode in BIOS, the machine started successfully).

Third, I understand that some people have needed to enable the "detect number of OS sides" option in MEE as well. We have not, but might be worth a mention.
Former Member
Not applicable
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 3 of 3

RE: Vista business SP2 and Safeboot 5130

Update: i have installed version 5180 AND have succesfully installed 10 updates!

it looks like an update does the trick wink
You Deserve an Award
Don't forget, when your helpful posts earn a kudos or get accepted as a solution you can unlock perks and badges. Those aren't the only badges, either. How many can you collect? Click here to learn more.

Community Help Hub

    New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

  • Find Forum FAQs
  • Learn How to Earn Badges
  • Ask for Help
Go to Community Help

Join the Community

    Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

  • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
  • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
  • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
Join the Community
Join the Community