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My PC with Vista Home Premium is caught in a loop

When I boot it opens to a screen saying, "Configuring updates: 3of 3 (0%)."  In a couple of minutes it jumps to 94%. Then it shuts down, and re-boots.  On and on and on!

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One of the updates is not installing properly. The only thing you can really do in this case is to use your Windows Vista installation disk and try to either repair or restore to a previously known good restore point. Hope this helps.

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