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My laptop is stuck. Screen reads" configuring updates: stage 3 of 3- 0% complete". It has been stuck like this for about 1 hour.

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Reboot it! guranteed vista issue
just press and hold the power button shut it down then reboot it and it will finish....

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My computer will sometimes get stuck on MicrosoftUpdates-show


Updates immediately take over if you boot in safe mode?

Try turning the machine off in the middle by just hitting the power button to see if it will go to the Startup Repair screen so you can get to the Recovery Console. Let the startup repair run, then if it says it couldn't fix it, get to the Recovery Screen and see if you can run a System Restore and select a Restore Point (date and time) before the update was downloaded. System Restore does not delete your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the restore point you selected). System Recovery on the other hand Deletes Everything and sets your system back to when you first purchased it.

Try running the check disk utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.



If after the check disk utility you are still having problems then you might have to reinstall your operating system.

May 16, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 530 -Intel® Pentium®...

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My computer is stuck in the configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete.


give it some time to install that update, if its still not working then might be possible that the update was not downloaded properly or it got corrupted while installation due to which its stucked on stage 3 of 3.

In these situations we can try to restart the computer into the safe mode and and then check which update is causing the computer to stuck on stage 3 of 3. If possible try to kill that update in safe mode too. To help you on that you need to provide me some more information.

Which operating system are you using?

Feb 13, 2011 | eMachines T3616 Desktop PC

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I have a acer aspier 3515-2153 laptop.It wont go to the user screen.it will turn on say configuring updates then it shuts off agin.How do i fix it i cant afford another computer pleasehelp!!!


HI Steel,

For this you dont need to buy another computer.
Follow the steps.
1. Try safe boot, F8 key @ BIOS screen just after you turn on the system. Choose safe boot from menu.
2. In safeboot.
Go to control pannel and choose option Show windows updates. else they may also be visible by default.
3. Minimise the window.
4. after you find the system is turned up completely.
close the opened window without touching anything.
5. give the system a complete shutdown.
6. reboot.
7. System may say " System has recovered after a serious error"


Still if it does not works.

1.insert the OS disk.
2. choose to follow wizard seriously reading each step.
3. It will ask you ro repair your OS.
Choose this option.
4. let the system recover (The process is slow; may take 30 mins or more)




Rate this solution, Write a comment to keep in touch, let me know how it worked the first way or the other.

WisBee

Sep 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Downloaded windows automatic update stuck on 3 of 3 for last few days. tried last known good config does nothing, i always return to updating 3 of 3 cannot get my comp to do anything else. help desperately...


An issue has been identified by Microsoft that, after installing Windows Updates, a Computer displays a Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3. 0% complete message, reboots, comes back to that message again, and repeats the cycle. This problem occurs when Windows Update is attempting to install update 937287.

Follow this procedure to resolve the error:

1. Remove all connected peripheral Devices from the Computer.

2. Press and hold the power button until the Computer completely shuts down.

3. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

4. Leave the Computer without any power for at least 30 seconds.

5. Reconnect the Computer to the power supply and then turn it back on.

6. Allow the Computer to start normally.


NOTE 1: Once the Computer has completely started into the Operating System, Windows Updates should automatically finish installing the update. If the update again fails to install completely, restart the Computer in Safe Mode (by tapping the F8 Kay at Start-up) and use the System Restore feature to return the Computer to a time before the issue started.

Click the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore.

NOTE 2: To avoid this issue, obtain and install update 937287 from the Microsoft Download Center separately from all other updates on the Windows Update site. Install the update that applies to your version of Windows Vista so that you can successfully install future updates.

For more information about this error, refer to the Microsoft KB Article ID 949358.


Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dec 01, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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My emachine is stuck cycling at start up


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

Robert

Jan 10, 2009 | E-Machines T2742 PC Desktop

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Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. I turn on my hp pavillion ze4400 and get a blue screen with this message: One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may...


You got a bad disk

Get an external hard drive.
Reboot and Cancel the disk check for you to log-in to Windows.
Back-up all important data.

Once data is safe, open My Computer and right-click on you C: drive then choose Properties.
Click on the Tools tab and click the Error Checking button then select all options and follow on-screen instructions.

Nov 12, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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I have an acer aspire laptop, when i start it up its says configuring updates stage 3 of 3 0% complete then it will shut down come back on say the same again and shut down again. it will keep on doing this


Maybe you could try the last known good configuration. When the laptop is starting up, wait until the acer screen disappears and then tap F8 on the keyboard before the windows screen comes up. You should get a black screen with some options that say safe mode. The fourth or so option on the list will be "Last Known Good Configuration". The computer should try and load windows. Hopefully that will restore the machine before the update. 

If it works it would be a good idea to go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and fully update your laptop. This will download the update manually instead of doing it with automatic updates. 

Oct 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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On shutting down my laptop it gave the message, "installing 1 of 1" do not turn off your computer. It did not turn off all night. I turned it off by using the on/off button then shut it down...


When you start your laptop, press F8. You will get a menu (Normal boot, Reboot...). Choose Last good known configuration (something like that).

Aug 20, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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When i turn my laptop on it goes to through its usual process but when it gets to the point where i type in my password it says "configuring updates stage 3 of 3 0% complete" then it shuts itself...


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maybe u installed some mawares that corpted and damaged windows files

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Aug 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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