I have a laptop that when you start it, it will start updating and it goes 1of1 update up too 3 of 3, but then shuts down and does not configure anything, this process will just repeat itself, what can I do
If you have a boot disk I would suggest booting from it or you could enter safe mode at startup by hitting F8 repeatdly from the moment you start it up and see if it still does it. If so I would suggest the first option and doing a windows repair a guide appears on the windows knowledge base website.
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First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
You didn't give your make, model of laptop, or your OS? What updates? Did you reboot your machine? Shut down, unplug, remove battery, plug in, reboot. Sometimes if you have change the OS on a machine you will get erroneous updates. Sometimes due to other conditions you will get a error message that may help to ID the problem.
First of all press ALT+CTRL+DEL and start Task Manager, there is probably some application (or other process) that is not reponding. You can kill them to let the shutdown continue, and know what is causing the problem and maybe find an update for it.
Also this means that your computer has not been rebooted properly since the installation of important system updates. If you have "Automatic Updates" scheduled on your machine, these updates could have downloaded and installed without your knowledge. To fix this issue, let the updates finish installing, reboot and then shut down your computer as normal.
Click "Windows Update." Click "Install Updates" to begin the installation of any updates that have been downloaded to your Compaq Presario. When the "Restart Now" button becomes available, click it once. Your Compaq Presario will shut down Windows, finish installing the updates and then reboot your computer.
Click "Shut Down." Because the updates have finished installing and have been installed properly, your Compaq Presario will now shut down normally and will not immediately boot back up.
Vista Update Stage 3 Stall…… You see Installing Updates Stage 3 of 3... 0% in Vista after you start or restart your computer and it never goes past 0%. Rebooting the computer doesn't change it. It still boots to Installing Windows updates 3 of 3 and never goes past that 0% mark. Sometimes Windows will even reboot in some cases. I have found that this often happens after Windows updates. I have no idea why, but this seems to be a fairly common occurrence. The last one I repaired was caused by a Service pack 1 installation.
Here's what I have done to fix the 3 of 3 error.
You will be doing a System Restore from the Vista f8 startup
Since the computer your working on is probably stuck on this screen the first step will be a hard shut down.
Hold the power button down until the computer shuts down.
Restart the computer.
Tap the f8 key about once or twice per second to get the Safe mode screen to come up.
In Windows Vista there is a new choice when the safe mode selection comes up. "Repair Your Computer"
Highlight the "Repair Your Computer" choice.
Windows will act like it is going t boot up.
You will see a System Recovery Options window.
It will ask you to choose your language.
Select your user and put in your password. (leave blank if you don't have a password)
You should now have choices and the one you want is "System Restore"
Follow through the prompts with the Vista System Restore program.
Remember you should pick a restore point that is 1 or 2 points back.
Once you have completed the system restore process you will be asked to restart your computer. Go ahead and restart the computer. It should start correctly at this point. If you don't have a restore point available you may not be able to repair this error. I have not tried to repair one of these without a restore point yet.
According to your issue the windows logon screen gets stuck on update 3 of 3 it seems to me you were trying to perform windows update and now the updates are not installed properly in your system due to which you system stuck in such kind of cases you have to perform system restore to uninstall the updates and for that we need windows vista basic dvd in order to get the steps to perform system restore follow the link bellow :
boot from the windows cd. select repair option. it will ask u" which windows u want to repair?". press 1. then in command prompt press the following commands.
c:/> fix MBR
c:/> fix BOOT
ignore the warnings u get in between when u enter the above commands
Hello! This is a tough one. I've seen this recently and had to just press and hold the power button to shut down. Not good!
I'm assuming you're using Windows of some sort since it shows "Stage 3 of 3" when it does updates during shut down.
What has happened is you downloaded some sort of "fix" from Microsoft
and it's getting stuck while trying to install. I've had this happen
and have never found a good solution for it.
1. Turn you computer off. 2. Turn your computer on 3. As soon as the power comes on, start pressing F8 repeatedly. 4. When you get a black and white menu, use your arrow keys to move up and down, select "Last Known Good Configuration" and press enter.
What the solution I've provided does is revert your computers software to a point in the past, hopefully just before you received the screwy update.