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Old 03-01-2008
Shirley
 

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Vista won't start after updates
Hi!
I have a Dell laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. Everything was going
fine today until I clicked for updates to be installed and then to re-start
after the updates, as normal. However, now when I start the computer the
Windows screen says 'Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0% complete' then it
shuts down and automatically restarts with the same message. This has been
going on for hours and I cannot get into Windows or do anything else. Is this
a virus? Any idea what I do? Please help as I am terrified my computer is now
dead....
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Old 03-01-2008
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates
You can try pressing F8 before Windows boots, and after the BIOS screen
(just keep tapping the F8 key). This should bring you to a menu that has
"Last Known Configuration". Select that, and it should boot up again. Then
try reinstalling the updates again.

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"Shirley" <Shirley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6564C084-0226-4636-9E33-E215F7C762F0@microsoft.com...
> Hi!
> I have a Dell laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. Everything was
> going
> fine today until I clicked for updates to be installed and then to
> re-start
> after the updates, as normal. However, now when I start the computer the
> Windows screen says 'Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0% complete' then
> it
> shuts down and automatically restarts with the same message. This has been
> going on for hours and I cannot get into Windows or do anything else. Is
> this
> a virus? Any idea what I do? Please help as I am terrified my computer is
> now
> dead....


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Old 03-03-2008
Keyser Soze
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates

"Shirley" <Shirley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6564C084-0226-4636-9E33-E215F7C762F0@microsoft.com...
> Hi!
> I have a Dell laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. Everything was
> going
> fine today until I clicked for updates to be installed and then to
> re-start
> after the updates, as normal. However, now when I start the computer the
> Windows screen says 'Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0% complete' then
> it
> shuts down and automatically restarts with the same message. This has been
> going on for hours and I cannot get into Windows or do anything else. Is
> this
> a virus? Any idea what I do? Please help as I am terrified my computer is
> now
> dead....


Here's the solution:

http://www.anguas.com/?p=47

Regards

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Old 03-03-2008
shelley
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates
"Keyser" - hi, I have a Fujitsu laptop and was having the same problem as
Shirley. Linked to your fix, at http://www.anguas.com/?p=47 and followed
their instructions by restoring to a checkpoint before the last windows
update. I was able to then restart my computer. I followed the their
suggested download link,
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
and when I downloaded it and ran it I got a message that said "The update
does not apply to your system"? where do I go from here? did I miss
something?


"Keyser Soze" wrote:

>
> "Shirley" <Shirley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6564C084-0226-4636-9E33-E215F7C762F0@microsoft.com...
> > Hi!
> > I have a Dell laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. Everything was
> > going
> > fine today until I clicked for updates to be installed and then to
> > re-start
> > after the updates, as normal. However, now when I start the computer the
> > Windows screen says 'Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0% complete' then
> > it
> > shuts down and automatically restarts with the same message. This has been
> > going on for hours and I cannot get into Windows or do anything else. Is
> > this
> > a virus? Any idea what I do? Please help as I am terrified my computer is
> > now
> > dead....

>
> Here's the solution:
>
> http://www.anguas.com/?p=47
>
> Regards
>
>

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Old 03-04-2008
Keyser Soze
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates

"shelley" <shelley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:58E3FE19-DF26-4D01-904D-CD9C8C6A8A01@microsoft.com...
> "Keyser" - hi, I have a Fujitsu laptop and was having the same problem as
> Shirley. Linked to your fix, at http://www.anguas.com/?p=47 and followed
> their instructions by restoring to a checkpoint before the last windows
> update. I was able to then restart my computer. I followed the their
> suggested download link,
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
> and when I downloaded it and ran it I got a message that said "The update
> does not apply to your system"? where do I go from here? did I miss
> something?
>
>


Did you get the right update? - its available for x86 and x64 systems:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358/en-us


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Old 07-26-2008
sheila1960
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates

I have the same problem re my ACER computer not starting after the
machine trying to download upgrades, the messages are as follows-
"stage 1 of 3 0% complete", once it tries to download only 2 of the 3
downloads gets to 100% then the machine tries to restart, message then
reads "computer was unable to restart" and start up repair kicks in then
the "stage 1 off 3 0% starts again.
We have tried hitting F8 to restore but it did not work.
After the computer tries to restart in the diagnostics there is a Boot
Critical File - "C:\ntoskrnl.exe (corrupt).
Any ideas how to fix the machine, it has been two days now without
computer!!
Thanks
Sheila


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Old 07-26-2008
Engel
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates
Hello Sheila,

See if the solution in this thread helps.

<http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=a019c 5c9-0c20-4b2f-a6b5-f46e4f088ea5&mid=a019c5c9-0c20-4b2f-a6b5-f46e4f088ea5>

Let us know how it works ┬║ut.

Good luck
-=-


"sheila1960" wrote:

>
> I have the same problem re my ACER computer not starting after the
> machine trying to download upgrades, the messages are as follows-
> "stage 1 of 3 0% complete", once it tries to download only 2 of the 3
> downloads gets to 100% then the machine tries to restart, message then
> reads "computer was unable to restart" and start up repair kicks in then
> the "stage 1 off 3 0% starts again.
> We have tried hitting F8 to restore but it did not work.
> After the computer tries to restart in the diagnostics there is a Boot
> Critical File - "C:\ntoskrnl.exe (corrupt).
> Any ideas how to fix the machine, it has been two days now without
> computer!!
> Thanks
> Sheila
>
>
> --
> sheila1960
>

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Old 07-26-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...4&gprid=500921

What you have is a major problem installing Vista Service Pack 1.
Microsoft has set up FREE help to fix it!
The 3 options are in their link above.
Good luck!
--
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"sheila1960" wrote:

>
> I have the same problem re my ACER computer not starting after the
> machine trying to download upgrades, the messages are as follows-
> "stage 1 of 3 0% complete", once it tries to download only 2 of the 3
> downloads gets to 100% then the machine tries to restart, message then
> reads "computer was unable to restart" and start up repair kicks in then
> the "stage 1 off 3 0% starts again.
> We have tried hitting F8 to restore but it did not work.
> After the computer tries to restart in the diagnostics there is a Boot
> Critical File - "C:\ntoskrnl.exe (corrupt).
> Any ideas how to fix the machine, it has been two days now without
> computer!!
> Thanks
> Sheila
>
>
> --
> sheila1960
>

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Old 08-19-2009
klhmusic
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates

Hi,

I wonder if anyone can help me on this problem, I have found some
advice which recommends I bring up the F8 menu then select system
restore from there, however there does not appear to be such an option,
any ideas?

I have previously tried starting in safe mode etc. with no success. I'm
not sure if I have the recovery discs, I seem to remember making them
but cannot be sure and have no way of finding them at present My
computer has been looping continuously for 12hrs now! Please help.

Thanks in anticipation,
Kate.


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klhmusic
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Old 08-19-2009
Jim
 

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Re: Vista won't start after updates
On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:13:28 -0500, klhmusic <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:

>
>Hi,
>
>I wonder if anyone can help me on this problem, I have found some
>advice which recommends I bring up the F8 menu then select system
>restore from there, however there does not appear to be such an option,
>any ideas?
>
>I have previously tried starting in safe mode etc. with no success. I'm
>not sure if I have the recovery discs, I seem to remember making them
>but cannot be sure and have no way of finding them at present My
>computer has been looping continuously for 12hrs now! Please help.
>
>Thanks in anticipation,
>Kate.


Pressing F8 while it`s booting ?
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