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Update Loop After the Vista updates are loaded the machine restarts and begins to configure the updates. On the 3rd stage it shuts down and restarts. It continues to do this and will not let me shut down. Geek Squad has had the machine for a week and is clueless and has a bad attitude.

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  • momtois Aug 31, 2008

    I too am stuck in that 3rd update where it says updating 3 of 3 0% do not shut computer down then the next thing I know its shutting down and it would do this forever if i let it, its on a bad loop

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    i am too stuck in that 3rd update where it says updating 3 of 3 0% do not shut computer down then the next thing I know its shutting down and it would do this forever if i let it, its on a bad loop .

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Only thing you can do sit restore the operating system, unfortunately sometimes this happens with updates like this, and the only solution is to restore it.

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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
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To access them, boot the computer, but when you see the “Microsoft (C)” with the moving lines, hold the power button until it shuts down. Now windows thinks it didn’t boot properly, and when you turn it back on, you should get the option to run Windows Startup Repair.

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