Computer stuck on updating screen

:p Anyway, last night my computer automatically restarted itself in order for my latest set of Windows updates to take affect.

After it restarted, it came up with the usual screen that states it is installing the updates, Step 1 of 3 and then the percentage of it being complete.

I know a little but I really don't know all the names/fuctions/etc.

and I'm going to try and make this say exactly what my computer is doing but I may have a few of the words jumbled because my computer is at home being stupid and I'm at work trying to earn money to buy a new one.

0% and then it restartes and does the same thimg again. ), and the two restore points I was offered were a day before the loop fiasco. I reinstalled the Windows updates and the 3 of 3 0% screen of death popped up againg during the reboot but quickly jumped to 100% and everything worked fine......... when your system boots or restarts again press the F8 or tab key it will take u to the choice screen. hope it will work............................................. Since I only thawed on next 1 restart, it means that windows is doing it's configuration stages on a frozen stage which was being wiped clean of the updates when it is done. I also ran system restore, which reinstalls the files to how they were before the update occured.

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Hello everyone, First of all, I want to state I really don't know too much about computers.

(i only just now developed the problem after upgrading the hard drive size, so I had slowly gotten to the crap update that created this problem in the first place.. I didn't watch the Launch Repair process the first time, and it didn't work. When my computer restarted, the blue screen stated that it was back to Stage 1: Installing updates. So you can try tapping F8 while computer is booting up and select safe mode.. Get stuck configuring the stage 3,then the laptop shut down,shut on and again the same screen trying to configure the damn never star up,i can do anyhing at all,and dowload a windows repair tools, but doesn work neither. I rebooted again and tried to use option to repair statup. Then I booted up with Vista CD and chose to repair installation. I hope that many of you having the same problem will be resolved by me hopefully! oh well, at least I'm back up and running so hope this helps someone else.

knock wood, so far so good my Packard Bell Easy Note came with vista, and ive been installing updates for ages. I noticed a couple of interesting things, and now I have my computer back--I thought it was dead forever. If you shut your computer down when you see the "Configuring Updates" screen, when you boot up again you will see the useless options to boot in safe mode. If you shut your computer down shortly after you start it up, you should get different options: to either Launch Repair, or to Start Windows Normally. But by the third time I tried it, about 30 seconds in it asked me if I wanted to do a System Restore. It immediately skipped back to Configuring updates, and got stuck in the loop. I got back into Launch Repair and did the same System Restore, but this time I didn't wait for the blue screen to load up. It just seems to be a matter of major patience and not giving up--your computer is not wrecked. Hi guyz, Its really bad to see that computers come up with probs after you install updates.. go to control panel and select view installed updates and uninstal the updates that was instaled on the date your comp started coming up with the issue. Please could you tell if I've got any possibility to repair it??? The system could not even see any Windows installations present on the computer. After trying variety of different stuff, here is what fixed it (you need Win XP CD and Win Vista CD): 1. ok now what u can do is if you have the windows xp cd run a repair installation and everything will be back this is te link to do a repair the best part is you will not loose any of trhe data.

Insert the Recovery/Install DVD into the computer 2. When you first start your computer, the first screen you see should give you the key combination to press to enter a 'multi-boot' menu. this advice above actually worked, and I didnt have to reset to defaults, or reformat. You should not have this problem after SP2 installation. I tried to restore to earlier point by using windows system restore from my windows vista DVD, but without luck.

On Dell's this key is F12 but it varries by each manufacturer. Restart your computer That should kill any pending updates. Good luck everyone, Microsoft better get their shit together or they just lost another customer to Mac. heres the fix: MANUAL FIX TO WINDOWS UPDATE LOOP 1. i tried the steps above, but after typing "del pending.xml" the computer says it can not find that file, upon rebooting, still stuck in loop. The computer keeps on freezing becuase the Memory ram is pilleed up with some virus, So you might want to either, Reboot your computer, or Upgrade the ram. It took less then a second for the repair process to finish. Then I tried to repair it also using my Windows vista DVD, and this helped me, after that I was able to restart windows vista as earlier. Ok, first of all my problem was that when someone had turned off my computer, it came on and it said, Configuring Updates 3 of 3 0% and would restart over and over again.

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