Question about E-Machines T2742 PC Desktop
My husband was trying to back up and restore. I'm not sure if it was cut off too soon. But now the computer is stuck cycling at start up. First the Windows(we have Vista) error recovery screen comes up. It doesn't matter which mode is chosen; it goes to a screen that says- Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 0% complete. Do not turn off your computer. Eventually it goes to 94% complete then goes to a screen saying Shutting Down. The screen goes blank however the power button is still lit up. It then blinks a few times and goes back to the Configuring updates:stage 3 of 3 0%. It does this over and over. We have tried unplugging it as well. We're not sure if it's trashed or fixable.
No computer is trash when you are dealing with a software issue.
boot up and tap on the f8 key... when you get to that screen... choose safe mode... if it successfully boots.... go to start menu... and restart again... it should boot... if it wants to do the update let it.... if still nothing.... f8 again and choose last known good configuration
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Go to safe mode,
Open up an command window (Start > all programs > Accessories > Command) Run the following commands one by one;
net stop "Automatic Updates" del /f /s /q %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.* net start "Automatic Updates" wuauclt.exe /detectnow
Reboot the computer normally.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
one bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your "((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty
computers need data and power to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error even something as small as a faulty power connection or faulty fan lead can cause you problems
a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail
check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
also check the Cmos battery and computer ram modules make sure they are securely seated
on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope this helps
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