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My windows vista won't open

When i turn on my computer is says that it is configuring update three of three and it is 0% complete not to turn off my computer and then it never does turn on. Is there a way to by pass this?

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If it does this after re-booting the computer then something got corrupted when it was updating. You could try pressing F8 when the computer is first booting up(right before window starts). This will bring up a menu. Choose the option to run the last known good configuration and see if that gets windows working again. You might need to choose a restoration point to get windows working. If you get it working and then the windows update tries to install the updates again hopefully they will work this time. If it happens again then make sure to cancel those updates and contact Microsoft with the software issue.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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    And the others are correct...somtimes it can take an hour for the updates to install. Especially service pack updates.

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No, just keep waiting -- it _will_ eventually reach 100% for "step 3 of 3", and will let you continue.

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This does take an hour or more at times. You will just have to let it finish.
Or you can go to control panel and then automatic updates and turn them off or change time to install.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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My dell laptop having vista is showing "Configuring Updates Stage 3 of 3 0% complete Do not turn off Computer". Pls, tell me in detail what should i do?


How long has it been stuck on 0%? Sometimes it can take a while to download or install large updates. If it has been going for too long, check to make sure you haven't lost Internet connectivity -- if Windows suddenly can't get the rest of the update, it will freeze.

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My hp laptop dosn't move in configuring 3 of 3 - 0%complete,and then it just switch of and on,and comes back to configuring 3 of 3 k 0% complete


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.

Click Next

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.

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http://www.ditii.com/2008/02/18/how-to-get-windows-vista-sp1-out-of-configuring-updates-stage-3-of-3-0-infinite-loop/

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Vista reboots, can't get to my desktop


Use Vista DVD and boot from CD in BIOS.It will give an option fro repair.Go to repair console and run this command

CHKDSK /p

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Vista basic is stuck on update 3 of 3


Hi there,

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 :

http://vistahomebasic.windowsreinstall.com/repairsystemrestore/repairsystemrestore.htm

Regards,

Om

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Stuck on updating screen...


Hi,
do a system restore and restore it back to a previous date in time, but doing a system restore to a previous date in time will mean that you will loose any configuration done or any software installed after that date
for system restore for windows xp here is a helpfull llink
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

for windows vista
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial143.html


restore your system to a date when you are certain that it was working fine and nect time it prompts to load updates choose custom and select and install only security updates which are very necessary not all of them.

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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

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Cannot get out of Configurating updates: stage 3 of 3 screen


This is all I could find:


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.

"Update 937287 is a prerequisite package that contains updates to the Windows Vista installation software. The installation software is the component that handles the installation and the removal of software updates, language packs, optional Windows features, and service packs. Update 937287 is necessary to successfully install and to remove Windows Vista SP1 on all versions of Windows Vista," Microsoft revealed.

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