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It seems you may need to perform a fresh install of windows, and be sure that you don't turn of the computer while it is configuring updates

Posted on Feb 16, 2014

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Remove the updates and reinstall them. Go to belarc.com and download the program. Run it and it will show you exactly what is on your computer and which updates you need.

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I'll assume last known good configuration didn't work, if you press f8 and choose disable automatic restart on failure, you should see the blue screen of death with more info, when you reboot the next time,(you may have to hold in power button for 5 secs), press f8 and see if Repair my computer is listed on the Microsoft Startup menu, if not, insert a windows vista disk and restart,booting to the cd(should happen automatically, but look for a prompt to press a key) choose your language, then choose repair my computer, choose the windows installation, and you can try to use system restore to go back before the uodates were installed and updated, then disable automatic updating so it doesn't repeat.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: after downloading updates my paptop will not configure windows

Try this:

Windows XP

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
  3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
  4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
  5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.


    Windows 7:
    1. Start your computer in safe mode with command prompt. For more information, see Start your computer in safe mode.

    2. At the command prompt, type rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b_41.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

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SOURCE: windows won't load says configuring updates

if u leave ur pc running for a few hours and u still see the same screen do a hard power down then reboot ur pc into to safe mode by press F8 as the manufacture logo disappear now after u boot into safe mode windows will finish the update r do a roll back automatically. if u weren't able to boot into to safe mode enter recovery mode and use a system restore to get back into ur system.

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Step 2. Take it back to the place of purchase, to get it replace with a new HP, as most shops have a 30 day D.O.A. (dead on arrival) policy.

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Some update take a long time. Like .NET updates.

Try a manual update where you control what gets updated, by selecting the problem update and running it independent. You also don't need all the updates if you are aware of what is installed on your system. For instance, do really need all the those language packs? I don't.

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After downloading updates my paptop will not configure windows


Try this:

Windows XP

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:
  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
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  6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.


    Windows 7:
    1. Start your computer in safe mode with command prompt. For more information, see Start your computer in safe mode.

    2. At the command prompt, type rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b_41.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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Well heres a much easier answer if you have the Vista DVD or if you can borrow 1. Boot the computer from the DVD and select the upgrade option. Will take a little while to reinstall but none of your programs or documents will be touched. Only thing which will be totally lost is all the updates which is a good thing in your case. After then you can try doing the updates again. As you may have heard Vista does have a lot of bugs. If this all still fails on updates either reinstall and forget updates or do as i did go and buy a Windows 7 operating system its great. ,...Cheers from Scott

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Configuring updates dont stop


I'll assume last known good configuration didn't work, if you press f8 and choose disable automatic restart on failure, you should see the blue screen of death with more info, when you reboot the next time,(you may have to hold in power button for 5 secs), press f8 and see if Repair my computer is listed on the Microsoft Startup menu, if not, insert a windows vista disk and restart,booting to the cd(should happen automatically, but look for a prompt to press a key) choose your language, then choose repair my computer, choose the windows installation, and you can try to use system restore to go back before the uodates were installed and updated, then disable automatic updating so it doesn't repeat.

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It's not only Windows Vista Service Pack 1 that isn't ready for general consumer availability. Some of the updates released on February 12, 2008, as a part of the Microsoft monthly patch cycle, have managed to effectively kill Windows Vista. Users are reporting that, following the introduction of the February 12 updates, Vista gets stuck at the finalization of the deployment of the updates displaying the message "Configuring Updates Stage 3 of 3 0% completes" and then entering
an infinite reboot loop. And there is absolutely no way out for the end users, because canceling the configuration process of the updates is a move equivalent to losing access to the operating system entirely. This will even happen in Safe Mode.

Microsoft has yet to officially respond to the issue, or to provide a resolve or at least a workaround. However, it does seem at this point that there is an issue with the deployment of the pre-requisite updates necessary for the smooth installation of Windows Vista SP1. Namely, the problem resides in the Vista installation software. The fact of the matter is that end users will have to first update the Vista installation software and only then deploy the remaining February 12 updates and only at the end Vista SP1 RTM.

If you are stuck watching the "Configuring Updates Stage 3 of 3 0% complete Do not turn off Computer" and in the endless reboot loop, then stop the cycle and boot from the Vista media. You will need to "Repair your computer," so select your Vista installation and restore it to a point before the deployment of the updates. After gaining back access to your operating system, you will have to install the service stack update, namely Update for Windows Vista (KB937287). Deploy this update before any other on your Vista, and only then install the rest. At this point in time, you should experience no more problems.

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