My PC is running under Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bits SP2
I’m using a My Passport Essential 500G WDBACY5000ABL since early january 2011.
As it worked fine as external memory, I installed WD smartware last monday (oct 31st ).
It requested to reboot to take it into account.
I got a BSOD during boot. Since that I could not get Windows up and running.
I checked memory (12 hours memtest86) : no problem.
I can run Ubuntu from a live CD on the PC : I assume no hardware issue on the PC.
I have just
- downloaded and run WDFirmwareUpdater.exe
- dowloaded and installed WDSmartWare_Software_Upgrader_for_Windows_18.104.22.168.
How can I deactivate the installed components in order to enable a stable boot under Vista ?
Even safe mode boot leads to a BSOD.
Windows repair from the original DVD does not fix the issue.
No windows system restore point is available (myfault : I did not activate it on my system disk)
The only available tool is : boot under Ubuntu. Alla disks and partition are accessible.
I have a lot of installed programs :
MS office 2010
MS Flight Simulator X and a lot of add-ons
It tools for PC admin (partitioning, monitoring, health checking, security tools)
Web Editing utilities
Reinstalling Windows would imply reinstalling all that stuff (or not ?)
Many thaks for your suggestions.