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Configuring updates when i turn on laptop i have same message: configuring updates:stage 3 0-94% complete do not turn off your computer. but it never reaches 100% and automatically shuts down then restarts to try again, this has happened for the last 3 days

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  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    I am running Windows Vista on my A205-S4777. When I try to power up my computer gets to Stage 3 update and never completes Stage 3 before shutting down.

  • sanctuary1ch May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem except i am running windows vista. My computer shuts down before completing Stage 3 configuration. Every now and again the log in page will appear during one of these cycles but by the time i try to get my log on password typed, the computer shuts down again. I there anything i can do?

  • gregruttle May 11, 2010

    Is it Windows XP or Windows Vista? And If XP, did you install Service Pack 3?

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Hi,

If it is windows xp OS plz do the following these step.

start the pc in safe mode and select the administrator login then
go to start programme go to acssories select the system tool- selcet the restore option, turn on windows in previous back day and resloved the porblem,.



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