My laptop recently was updated by Windows automatically. I shut down my system and upon starting it back up again, it was in a continuous loop that I can't get it out of. The problem is that it is continuously starting up and once it gets to the Windows screen it pauses for about a minute and then restarts again and again and again. I've tried starting it in safe mode but it doesn't allow me to do that. I've also tried using the last known good configuration and it still does the same thing.
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Re: Laptop in continuous reboot after windows update
Hey, in the same menu where you select safe mode, select disable automatic restart on system failure, you might start seeing some bluescreens and post what you get from those bluescreens but the quikest fix for this problem is to do a windows xp repair install with the cd. if you have it.
let me know how it goes after disableing automatic restart.
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that message is from the automatic updates windows makes from time to time ...and this message usually appears after a fresh install with the operation system out of date ..and if you have the automatic updates ticked for to be made automatically ..The thing to be done is either let it install the updates...and it will shut down by itself...or ..start windows..and go to control panel ..and on the automatic updates...stop the updating process..This will cause a message to appear in the tray system every time ..to warn you that your computer is out of date ..and so ...but it has no real distress cause it will run like a charm even without the updates...(probably even faster ..cause if your computer is a little limited in resources the updates will slow it down a little .. So ..this message is not a pest ..but the windows updating your operation system ..the only issue is when it is in error and takes more than the time it should ...usually it should not take more than a couple of hours for all 55 updates to be installed ...and this in case you have a slow computer...
First of all press ALT+CTRL+DEL and start Task Manager, there is probably some application (or other process) that is not reponding. You can kill them to let the shutdown continue, and know what is causing the problem and maybe find an update for it.
Also this means that your computer has not been rebooted properly since the installation of important system updates. If you have "Automatic Updates" scheduled on your machine, these updates could have downloaded and installed without your knowledge. To fix this issue, let the updates finish installing, reboot and then shut down your computer as normal.
Click "Windows Update." Click "Install Updates" to begin the installation of any updates that have been downloaded to your Compaq Presario. When the "Restart Now" button becomes available, click it once. Your Compaq Presario will shut down Windows, finish installing the updates and then reboot your computer.
Click "Shut Down." Because the updates have finished installing and have been installed properly, your Compaq Presario will now shut down normally and will not immediately boot back up.
One thing you can do that make some changes in automatic updates.
Just follow is these steps:-
2.Type services.msc then hit enter.
3.Find out the Automatic updates or windows updates(in case of Windows Vista or Windows 7).
4.Change it to manual or you can stop that(Depends on your wish).
boot into Windows' Safe Mode; press F8 before the Windows loading screen appears to get this option.
Once signed in, you'll be prompted to a) continue in Safe Mode, or b) Restore a previous install point.
Choose option b) and then follow the instructions. If the same problem (black screen after Windows has started up) persists once you've rebooted, sign in with Safe Mode again and restore to an earlier install point.
change the Automatic Update to notify before installing.
It might not help but sounds to me like it updated a lot of updates. You might have to let it keep starting and rebooting till it has installed all the updates.How do you know it filled your hard drive?
You can try to select safe mode and do a system restore (Start-all programs-accessories-system tools-system restore) choosing the date when your laptop was working properly. If you are using Vista, you would see if you had a Windows Update or other such software changes. It is like undoing that but there would be no changes with your personal data. If your laptop works faster after that, please do not have the same software or update again. Hope this helps. Thank you.
You might have connected to interent and your windows updates are
automatically downloaded. You need to install those updates. Actually
it did not shut but power goes off may be it was on stand by mode. Now
shut down (press Alt+F4) your laptop from menu. Choose Install Updates
and Shut Down from the drop down list.
Now it will install updates and after completion it will automatically shut down your laptop. Hope it works