Product: Inspiron 1720
OP: Vista Business
Notebook refuses to take Vista SP2. I downloaded the file from Microsoft and run from the desktop as Administrator. Eventually the system goes to a full black screen installing some files. Eventually it will begin a loop saying:
0xc0190036 1703/65792 wmiadap.exe
I tried again but this time from a complete out of box restore of the notebook. Since the notebook was pre SP1, I install the SP1 with no problem and reboot the notebook. Then I did the SP2 again from desktop (run as administrator) and got the same error.
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I don't know what's causing the wmiadap.exe problem, unfortunately - but I do know that wmiadap.exe is an essential component (see here for an explanation of what it is/does)?
All I can think of to suggest, is that you try installing Vista SP2 after booting into Safe Mode?
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