Vista won't start after updates

Posted: 03-01-2008, 02:48 AM
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....

Vista won't start after updates


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Dustin Harper
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Re: Vista won't start after updates
Posted: 03-01-2008, 03:08 AM
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....
Keyser Soze
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Re: Vista won't start after updates
Posted: 03-03-2008, 10:19 AM

"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

shelley
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Re: Vista won't start after updates
Posted: 03-03-2008, 07:13 PM
"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
>
>
Keyser Soze
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Re: Vista won't start after updates
Posted: 03-04-2008, 11:44 AM

"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


sheila1960
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Re: Vista won't start after updates
Posted: 07-26-2008, 05:50 PM

I have the same problem re my ACER computer not starting after th
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
downloads gets to 100% then the machine tries to restart, message the
reads "computer was unable to restart" and start up repair kicks in the
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 Boo
Critical File - "C:\ntoskrnl.exe (corrupt)
Any ideas how to fix the machine, it has been two days now withou
computer!!:confused
Thank
Sheil

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sheila1960
Engel
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Re: Vista won't start after updates
Posted: 07-26-2008, 06:57 PM
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 Âșut.

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
>
Mick Murphy
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Re: Vista won't start after updates
Posted: 07-26-2008, 09:46 PM
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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