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Message on screen configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete Do not turn off your computer Then the computer shuts down and reboots...over and over again

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Hi, Welcome to FixYa

Some of the updates released on February 12, 2008 for Vista, as a part of the Microsoft monthly patch cycle, have this problem of infinite looping. It is not problem with motherboard. Its our Vista update making the problem. This is reported by many people.

The resolution is ;

1. Boot from Vista DVD (e.g. ensure BIOS is set toboot from CD/DVD).
Note: before the reboot from DVD, they requestedthat I disconnect attached peripherals: the printer and the wirelesskb/mouse. Plugged in wired kb/mouse.

2. Select Repair link from the main menu

3. Select to restore to a previous restore point.

4. Restore to a point prior to the offending update

5. Restart normally

6. Launch windows update in vista. Check for updates. Note the important update that needs to be installed (In this case itwas a cumulative update to Vista Home Premium/Media Center edition) Note the KB# of the update.
In this case it was KB947172
You will get it from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947172

7. Go back to the main windows update screen.

8. Select settings > Turn off automatic updates: Choose "Check for updates but let me decide when to download/install)

9. Locate and manually download the update based upon the KB# of the update (in this case KB947172)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947172

10. Turn off virus protection, etc.

11. Manually install the downloaded update.

12. The update required a reboot. The now familiary"Step 3 of 3" screen came up, completed and then loaded the loginscreen normally (without the never-ending reboot issue)

13. After desktop loaded normally,


this will resole the problem


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