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Windows 7 Update loop?

Q: Windows 7 Update loop?

Hey guys, got a quick querie, whenever i shut down 7 it always wants to install 9 updates, so I was wondering if everyone is getting this or if it's a bug with my system?

Cheers

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A: Windows 7 Update loop?

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Hi there everyone!

I've got an issue with my XP machine. I've got a single update that just keeps showing up as an update in a loop. I can't get rid of it. It is showing as successful when I run the update.
XP SP 3
The update in question: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28608

I've searched online and have done the following per suggestions I found.

1) .NET 2, 3 & 3.5 uninstalled and reinstalled.
2) Searched previous updates for a failed install. No failed instance of a patch found.
3) Tried patching from Windows Update website. Showed successful then showed back up as a necessary patch seconds later.
4) Downloaded the patch and ran. Reported creating a system restore point, then patching. Reported success. After restart, patch shows as needing installed on auto update in the taskbar.

I've installed it through various methods over 40 times now, trying different things in the process. I just can't get rid of it. Any thoughts or assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time!
 

A:Windows Update: infinite loop of one particular update

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I had auto update for Windows Vista turned on and at some point it updated this latest update, and when I shut my computer down and restarted it I got into the same loop. I have done some research and found out that this is happening all over the place and Microsoft put out a flawed update. I found a forum with the solution, but you need to get to a command prompt. I can't get there because my HP pavilion only lets me get to one after windows boots? Well vista can't boot because of this loop, ergo I can't get to a command prompt to fix the problem! Microsoft URL for the fix is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358 but none of the remedies listed on this page will work on mine. SO I am UP a CREEK for NOW. Any suggestions at this point would be greatly appreciated. I am currently using a system utility supplied on my computer to back the whole thing up, but through a USB port it is taking forever.

Thanks.
Don
 

A:Microsoft Update perpetual loop on step 3 of 3 Computer is hung in loop

Can you get into Safemode by tapping the F8 key immediately on startup and using arrow keys to select safemode and hit Enter key.

Did you get a Vista disc with the operating system on it?
 

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Ello puppets,

I've been having issues where Windows finds updates and when I click Install Updates, it'll say it's preparing to update but then goes back to the same screen I get where it finds updates and wants me to install them.

Updates it wants to install:

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - October 2012 (KB890830)

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2565063)

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)

Those are listed as Important.
This problem occurred when I installed Visual Studio 2012 then Visual Studio 2010. I'm not sure exactly what happened because it was awhile back... I've been ignoring the issue but now it's bothering me .

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So I'm sure you guys have noticed this before. On another computer (vista home prem) I updated Windows and it got stuck on the loop when restarted finishing up at the
3 of 3 ( 0 % ) area
I don't have any disk to insert, all I have is another vista ultimate but I don't want to install that on the computer. What can I do? Is there something that I can download to flash drive to boot from to where I could be able to create a system restore? Thanks for all the help in advance.

A:Windows Update Loop

This solves your problem: windows 3 of 3 update loop - Microsoft Answers

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Hi! My husband has an Asus laptop running windows 8. He is a truck driver, and does not have a regular internet connection. Anyway, I think some update process got interrupted, because now the computer is stuck in this loop:"We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes Dont turn off your computer" I have tried a system reset, which it cant complete. I have tried all my system restore points, and system restore cant complete. I have gone into safe mode and tried to manually uninstall updates, and it wont let me do that either. My Norton 360 scan reveals no virus. I am unable to open Windows update settings in safe mode. I tried running sfc/scannow in a command prompt and it was unable to start. I just dont know what to do from here, please help. I cant start Windows normally and I have no networking ability even when i go into safe mode with networking. Windows Security Center wont open either.
 

A:Windows update loop

Just tried to do a clean boot, same thing, it went right to "we couldn't complete the updates..." when it restarted. So frustrated...
 

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Hi. I am a BleepingComputer newbie so see my intro if you want but treat me gently. My problem has been all day and started when I had some windows security updates on my computer this morning. When it came to restarting the computer I did the usual and it got to a window saying "Configuring updates 1 of 3 0% complete". This then changes to 2 of 3 and then 3 of three with 0% complete.

This stays there for a while and I get a flash of the "Welcome" screen for less than a second and then the "Shutting Down" screen and it goes through the restart procedure. When it opens, it doesn't get as far as the "Welcome" Screen before I get the update screens again and another cycle of welcome and then closing down.

I have had a look at the BleepingComputer tutorials which seem to cover the problem but so far nothing works. I am unable to restart from a disc because the OEM put the restart options on the hard disc but a quick blast of F6 at the right moment opens the screen and then I use F8 to get to the restart options. Safemode doesn't help because the problem isn't one of starting and it just puts the computer into the same close, open, close loop
I did the same with "Repair your Computer" and the same happened. I have tried the "Last Known Good Configuration" as well but to no avail. The "Debugging Mode" did nothing different either. The test of my memory said all was well.

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A:Windows update loop

Hello and too BC!Well, were you able too get into your Safe mode at all? When Windows updates are downloaded and installed, they usually create a restore point of a known good configuration. Basically this will revert you back before the update occurred because it sounded like something nasty happened during that update.Safe mode usually asks you if you would like too restore too an earlier point in time, in this case that is what we want.It should be pretty easy too figure out, but just in case you get lost, heres a guide for you: http://www.pronetworks.org/forums/windows-...ore-t68748.htmlEnjoy your stay at BC, and hope I helped!

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Hey! WIndows 7 will no longer load.
 
This morning I woke up to a neverending windows update loop.  It will attempt to load Windows 7 and then say 'Failure to Configure WIndows, Attempting to Revert Changes' and this page does not go away, even after hours.
 
As windows will not load, all of the fixes I've found online are useless - I have pressed F8 and then attempted to load Windows 7  in safe mode with Command Prompt but it still gets stuck at the same screen.   My guess is I will have to somehow reinstall Windows.   I tried my Windows Boot cd but it doesn't seem to be working (even when loading the dvd from BIOS) - maybe there is another way or a different boot cd I can make.  
 
Any thoughts on what I can do? Thanks.

A:Windows Update Loop

 
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A friends computer running Vista Ultimate Home is stuck in a Windows Update loop.Will not boot in safe mode,and when PC is turned off and back on, it goes straight to update. It says'' configuring update 3 of 3 do not turn off computer.''The update hangs at 64%,and goes no further.Cannot get to sign in screen,or access anything at this point.Anyone having this problem,or has any info would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 

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Hi guys,
 
I've had this problem on Windows 7...check for updates I got the check for updates loop and I now know it's Microsoft screwing with us.
 
I've never had an update problem before until about two months ago.  Today I got the check for updates loop but when I went to click shutdown the update logo was showing...I went back to check for updates and got the loop again.
 
I started to shut down the computer and a massage said...Installing 1 of 16 updates.  When I started windows I got...preparing to configure windows.  What updates...it now seems Microsoft downloads and installs updates when they want and we now have no say on what we want to install and that really sucks.
 
I went to Programs and Features...View installed updates and Microsoft are still installing the nasty updates that no one wants like spyware. I now run a batch file after updates are installed to remove the nasty ones...then I disable updates for several weeks otherwise MS will download the ones I've removed every time I start the computer.  I think this is Microsofts way of punishing us for not going to Win 10.
 
I have GWX control panel and Spybot Anti-Beacon installed which I thought at one time was causing the problem but now I know it's MS...I'm also learning Linux now...hope this helps someone. 
 
 
 
 
 

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I did a new install of Windows 7 on my new SSD. It was working fine until today when some Microsoft updates were supposed to get installed, I got the never ending Windows update message telling me not to shut down the computer. After a while (a couple of hours) i held the power button and the computer will get back to the same stage, could not logon on safe mode, or not even the prompt screen. So i rebooted with my Windows 7 disc in, and manage to do a restore from January 8.
Once logged on, I went to windows update and here on the update history, I can see a lot of failed update (see attached screen shots please). What shall I do to solve this problem please
Thanks
 
J C
 

A:Windows update loop

Please download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
 
Clicking on the link above will start the download automatically.

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I keep getting this update every day. I have installed it many times yet it continues to loop around daily. Also there are some others KB 2477244. I have now turned off auto updating and will now select updates manually. Not the ideal situation but all I can do now until a solution is found.

And yes the installation is successful every time as shown in the history.

A:Windows 7 Update Loop

Hello allant!

Can you please list for me the KBs of each update doing this? It would be a much bigger help than many people realise. Thanks!

Then try this FixIt in NORMAL mode (ie NOT Aggressive Mode): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

Don't do it manually. That is just a big waste of time.

If the issue still occurs, run this tool: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair...fix-wu-utility

If the issue still occurs, run the first FixIt again, but this time in Aggressive Mode.

Good luck!

Richard

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Hi, trying to run windows update
I get a message saying: Windows cannot install important files while the system is using them, please restart your computer.
 
However restarting the computer does not help. Tried to run sfc scan, here is the message received:
There is a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete. Restart windows and try sfc again.
 
However no mater how many times i restart it stays the same
 
Any idea what can be done to resolve thsi issue?
 

A:Windows update is stuck in a loop

You have an active topic in the Am I Infected forum which Broni posted a reply this morning.  
 
You need to stick with this topic until this issue is resolved to the extent of what can be done in that forum.
 
I would suggest that you not respond to any suggestions in this topic.  This can only add confusion and make Broni's job more difficult.

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For about the last 2 weeks my computer has been stuck in a loop. When I restart my computer Windows will try to install updates. It will get to 97% install then fail. After the fail it will revert back to the last restore point. This takes over 30 minutes. I have ran eset scanner and Malwarebytes with only minor things wrong. I have disabled my companies virus scan (Symantec). I have even ran the window fix it tool. Nothing. I have attached a screen shot of the fails. Any help would be appreciated. I have had lots of problems with updates on this computer. The others in the office that are the exact same updated just fine. 
 
Windows 7 processional
Service pack 1
32 bit
 

A:Windows Update stuck in loop

Apparently you didn't attach the screen shot.
 
You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  
 
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options. 
 

 
When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
 
 
 
 
What happens if you try to boot into Safe Mode?
 
You posted that after the failure the computer will revert to the last restore point.  Is Windows functional at that point?

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Greetings,

I have a problem with Windows Update. The system(windows update)
returns that must be rebooted to install important updates-
of course after a restart situation is the same

A step that i taken :

FIX tool WU
Stop update service -> change the name of the directory -> restart services
Stop update service -> delete the data in catalogs Download and Data ( c: \ windows \ Software Distribution -> restart services
Windows Update Diagnostic Tool - > at the end I get an error : 80070003
Any update fixes from Microsoft
CHKDSK repair and scannow

I am attaching log ( c: \ windows \ logs and c : \ windows \ Software Distribution

Any thoughts?

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Hi,
So I have searched a couple of topics about this but no definite fix has been found so I was hoping now there maybe a fix.
Anyway some history, I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and it was working okay until I changed the 'theme colour' of the desktop then the screen went black and stayed black. So I tried booting from safe mode to disable my video drivers but when Windows loaded the screen would just keep flickering the colour I changed the desktop to and nothing would load.
My next attempt to solve this was to try repairing the startup but no errors were found, so I tried the reset option but towards the end it would say Windows was unable to reset.
Finally I tried to use a boot usb to reinstall Windows 10 64bit Pro that way, and it would begin the install then restart and load the installation screen but come up with an error message saying 'Windows encountered and unexpected error press ok to restart' and this would continue to happen so I did some research and found this: http://heresjaken.com/the-computer-r...on-of-windows/
And followed the steps which told me to change a hkey value in the setup file from 1 to 3. This got rid of the error message but now my computer boots normally then the installation screen comes up but is stuck at the 64% installation mark then the computer restarts, which continues to happen with no change.
I have also tried plugging my laptop into the router via Ethernet but it doesn't help.
I would really love to avoid doing a clean in... Read more

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I'm trying to install all the windows updates and keep getting failed attemps. This is na kegal copy of windows but I have removed some of the extra software I do not want nor have room for on this tiny laptop. Can someone assist me in getting through this loop and install as manyb updates as possible? I would greatly appreciate your assistance as I have been working on this for awhile but under my current situation am unable to contine on my own..

Thanks a Ton
David
 

A:Stuck in a loop on windows update

Windows Update Repair Tool 0.41 Beta beta
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Windows_Update_Repair_Tool/1123680932/1
 

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After installing a critical windows update i have been stuck in a BSOD on boot up loop. It didn't start until today, one day after i installed the update. Have tried system restore and was able to get onto windows again, but after a few minutes received BSOD loop again.

EDIT: I have managed to get back into normal mode after a restart, as i was typing this my computer froze up and the only way to get it back was to push the sleep button, really wondering what is going on..

A:BSOD loop after windows update

Security App

AVG is a frequent cause of BSOD's, please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability. Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software. Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free



   Information
Do not start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.


Update and make full scans with both separately.


SFC /scannow to check windows for corruption:

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type Command Prompt
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow

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I need some help here if possible. I tried doing a windows update on my PC last week and it got stuck in the famous reboot loop. It tried 3 times over an hour-and-a-half and finally decided to revert the changes, which took another couple attempts and another hour. For a while after that it couldn't even find any updates to let me try again, even though it clearly failed as the log showed most of the various updates that day failed.

Today I tried it again, since it showed all the updates available again, and the same exact thing happened, only now it can't even seem to revert the changes. After 3 attempts at updating, it says "windows updates failed - reverting changes", where it gets stuck for a half-an-hour before rebooting or shutting down. But it won't revert changes now - it keeps trying and fails and then reboots and tries again. I'm in safe mode right now. I didn't update any optional updates - only the important ones checked by default.

Why is this happening and what do I have to do to get this problem solved? This happened once before last year and a few weeks later it seems to update okay when I tried it again. It's getting so I'm afraid to run windows update. Ridiculous.

I ran this just now:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-update-issues

It said:

Issues Found:

Problems installing recent updates
Repair Windows Update
Not fixed

Problems installing recent updates
Repair Windows Update
Not Fixed

Service registration is missing or corrupt
Re... Read more

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I work for a library university. We have a couple hundred computers running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit and over the past month or two we have seen a handful of computers that get caught in a loop of requiring a reboot to install updates. There seems to be nothing related to the computers that have this problem. Screenshots follow:





After a restart we get the same thing. It doesn't even seem to even try and process any updates as it boots up and we cannot search for new updates at all when this happens.

When we check the history of updates we see this weird one:


I don't know why Windows 7 is trying to download and process the November upgrade for Windows 10. I thought that Enterprise versions of Windows were unable to upgrade to 10 via Windows Update. (We don't want to do this anyway. When we move to 10 we will make a new image at that point.) There is no way that I can find to delete or disable this update. We only ever see this problem once this has already failed and none of the other computers that don't have this problem ever see this update.

On a number of these computers where we see this problem it seems to resolve itself. Within a couple of hours or the next day the computer is just fine and there is no listed record of this update even attempting to install. There are a handful of computers that did not just fix themselves. We re-image these and this fixes the problem, but I'd like to see if anyone else has seen this and possibly has an easier s... Read more

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I have a notebook running Windows 7 ultimate and recently installed a program called Deep Freeze, which removes any changes every time the machine is rebooted unless an admin bypass is used before restarting.
Unfortunately, I should have, but forgot to reconfigure windows update so that it would not be installing new updates on every restart. So now when I start the laptop it goes to the configuring update 1 of 91 etc. screen, goes through the updates, restarts, at which point deep freeze kicks in and removes the updates, so that they are started all over again. So upon reboot how can I prevent/stop that configuring updates operation so I can get into windows and fix the cause of the problem? Is something like the old windows 98 start in safe-mode option available with windows 7?
Tor

A:Boot up loop due to Windows update

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Hello. I'm having an issue with Windows update where it seems to install correctly and says successful. I reboot my system, and the windows update icon is still on the task bar at the bottom and it prompts me to install the same updates. I'm not quite sure what's going on. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

Jeff
 

A:Windows Update Stuck In a Loop

Are the updates actually installed or not? Have you checked in "Add or Remove programs"?

You can also use a program called WinUpdatesList.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822798
 

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I need some help here if possible. I tried doing a windows update on my PC last week and it got stuck in the famous reboot loop. It tried 3 times over an hour-and-a-half and finally decided to revert the changes, which took another couple attempts and another hour. For a while after that it couldn't even find any updates to let me try again, even though it clearly failed as the log showed most of the various updates that day failed.

Today I tried it again, since it showed all the updates available again, and the same exact thing happened, only now it can't even seem to revert the changes. After 3 attempts at updating, it says "windows updates failed - reverting changes", where it gets stuck for a half-an-hour before rebooting or shutting down. But it won't revert changes now - it keeps trying and fails and then reboots and tries again. I'm in safe mode right now. I didn't update any optional updates - only the important ones checked by default.

Why is this happening and what do I have to do to get this problem solved? This happened once before last year and a few weeks later it seems to update okay when I tried it again. It's getting so I'm afraid to run windows update. Ridiculous.

I ran this just now:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-update-issues

It said:

Issues Found:

Problems installing recent updates
Repair Windows Update
Not fixed

Problems installing recent updates
Repair Windows Update
Not Fixed

Service registration is missing or corrupt
Re... Read more

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I cannot reach windows, system tries to load 18000 updates then loops and does it again. Command prompt accessible. Also on restore window it lists OS C: as selectable but fails to restore. I believe system is on D:. Can I change the name of D: to C:?
 

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I have a 4ish year old HP Pavilion g7.  It is not my every day computer, so I haven't signed on in a while. Now when I turn it on, it automatically goes straight to the Windows 10 download. The download is unsuccessful, so it restores to the old OS and restars. Immediately on restart, it tries downloading Windows 10 again. It's been stuck in this loop for hours. How can I bypass the whole thing to just be able to use the computer? 

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I just reinstalled my copy of Windows 7 and I am currently having trouble with Windows Update. When I check for updates it searches endlessly, there are no errors and I am not sure what is causing this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 285260 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K50IJ
Antivirus: Total Defense Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled
 

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i was having a pc problem of pc hanging so I took apart the pc cleaned it real good it was very dirty all the fans,connectors,all that well husband did any way i decided to go ahead and just reformat my c drive since i moved my apps to another drive so not to lose them and reinstalled Win2k but after i did the windows updates i had the continuous reboot problem only after i installed updates. i already checked and made sure everything is in its place good nothing loose and its clean
 

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Hi,

Laptop Model: ASUS k53e

I accidently turned my laptop off during Update Configuration when booting and I think this may have damaged the OS.

When I attempt to boot my laptop, Windows keeps trying to configure the updates, it gets to 35% (each time) then fails and "reverts back to changes" and this process repeats itself infinitely.

I have tried a few methods such as running it in safe mode, which results in the same process of the infinite loop.

System restore cannot be completed due to some error.

The laptop never came with a Windows 7 CD so I think it would be impossible to restore it without having to buy an actual Windows 7 software.

Anyone know any approach to this?

Thank you

xchase

A:Windows 7 Update Infinite Loop

Are you able to at least enter Safe Mode (press F8 during startup)? If so, try creating a recovery disk using this tutorial.

You can try using the DISM command as explained in the answer made to this thread. Follow the steps in the first reply outta do it. Given that you mentioned System Restore, I assume you are able to get into the Windows Recovery Environment.

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Had an automatic update download 9 update files for my Windows 7 Home Premium software.
During log off/restart it seemed like everything was going fine, until the reconfiguration failed.
It gave a notice that it would revert to previous configuration.

However, it starts a loop of trying to configure updates and failures.
I went to MS Windows Update Troubleshooter and Fix It sites (already had Service Pack 1 from months ago). Trying running all of the diagnostic tools that seemed like they would apply. Afterwards, it appeared that it was starting up fine, but next time I shut down and restarted it did the same thing.

I can do a hard reboot during the configuration loop and it will come up with safe mode / regular start up mode.
About 1/2 the time it will open where I can start a work session.

I've also been regularly using Symantec Endpoint for LiveUpdates for virus scans. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Just a few tracking cookies.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Okay so I just got a new laptop today. It has Windows 8.

First thing I did when I started it up was remove some of the pre installed programs that I didn't want. Next I went to windows update. There were 79 updates I needed to install. Did that. It rebooted, now it said configuring, etc. Then it said windows failed configuring...yada yada yada. I think it got to 98%, might have gotten to 100%. So it rebooted and the same message keeps going. Does this in a loop.

How do I make it stop?

A:Windows update reboot loop

You did see that the message stated that you should not restart correct?

Do you have your Windows 8 Install CD?

What programs did you actually uninstall?

It sounds to me that you did more then what your saying.

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Hi all,

I've been having a problem with Windows updates on my (Win7) pc for some time now.

Downloading the updates usually works, but after rebooting it says "error configuring Windows updates reverting changes". That's when the loop starts: my system reboots and tries to configure the updates again, fails and reboots etc. The only way to get out of this is to press F8 and use system recovery. After this happened today I checked Windows update. All of the updates failed except for one(?).

- So far, I downloaded (and ran) the SystemUpdate Readiness Tool.

- I ran the SFC scan. It identified a number of problems, but it was unable to fix all of them.

- I can't include Windows update error codes in this post, because they do not appear (anymore). Therefor I check the update history instead.

I wanted to attach the log collection in this post. However, the zip file I created exceeds the 8mb limit. How could I best share the zip file (9.45mb) on this forum?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,
Bas

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When I went into windows update. It was already checking for updates. It found a definition update for windows defender kb2267602 but is stuck downloading 0%. And just not moving, it's not had a chance to find todays cumulative updates yet! But the concerning thing is the screen (and only the update windows keeps flickering), ie. the downloading 0% keeps moving up and down and nothing is happening. What should I do?

I tried restarting the whole machine but it didn't work. When I return to the update screen it starts doing it again. It's like it's stuck in some horrible loop

The screen keeps flicking between these two shots every couple secs

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The update creating this issue: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3140743)

These are the steps of the loop:
1) My PC downloads this update automatically in the background. I have no option to stop my PC from downloading it.
2) I am forced to install this update. There is no option for me to shut down/restart without having to install the update.
3) During the restart, I get a notification that my PC was unable to complete the update and hence the changes are rolled back and the whole process starts again.

This thing has been going on for days, wasting my time and getting on my nerves.

Why is Microsoft so dumb?
A) If at all my PC has downloaded an update, why don't they save it somewhere on my PC till the update process is successfully complete instead of downloading it again and again wasting my bandwidth?
B) Why have they not given options to opt out of (downloading/installing) troublesome updates like this?
C) Is there a solution to this issue?

Thanks!

PS: I have not asked this question in Microsoft answers because they give dumb answers without actually hearing out what the problem actually is. They post some random answer and mark it as the best answer themselves!

A:Windows 10 failed update loop

Originally Posted by Bradex


The update creating this issue: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3140743)

These are the steps of the loop:
1) My PC downloads this update automatically in the background. I have no option to stop my PC from downloading it.
2) I am forced to install this update. There is no option for me to shut down/restart without having to install the update.
3) During the restart, I get a notification that my PC was unable to complete the update and hence the changes are rolled back and the whole process starts again.

This thing has been going on for days, wasting my time and getting on my nerves.

Why is Microsoft so dumb?
A) If at all my PC has downloaded an update, why don't they save it somewhere on my PC till the update process is successfully complete instead of downloading it again and again wasting my bandwidth?
B) Why have they not given options to opt out of (downloading/installing) troublesome updates like this?
C) Is there a solution to this issue?

Thanks!

PS: I have not asked this question in Microsoft answers because they give dumb answers without actually hearing out what the problem actually is. They post some random answer and mark it as the best answer themselves!



Hi Bradex and welcome to Tenforums.
Frustrating, I know...

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I got impatient and shut down my G50-80 while it was accepting changes after a windows update (not sure what update was for..it was taking so long and i needed to get work done on it).  I am now not able to get into windows and my desktop....keep getting lenovo logo, a fast blink of a white outlined box then the message that it is searching for a previous version of windows.  PLEASE HELP!!!!!! YIKES!! Thanks!!!

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I recently formatted and reinstalled my Windows 7 OS. Windows has since detected hundreds of updates and has been installing them. Unfortunately, upon restarting Windows has informed me that it has been unable to install updates, and had to revert to old settings. Then when I shut down it attempts to install them again, only to fail upon reboot, revert to old settings, and repeat the cycle again.

I have disabled automatic updates for the time being, with the hope this will temporarily correct this problem, but I need a more permanent fix. Any advise would be welcome.

Thanks.
 

A:Windows Stuck in Endless Update Loop

Go to your control panel in windows. Once it opens . Scroll down to the trouble shooting icon. Then click on it. Once it opens . Click on System and Security Icon. From here it should fix your windows update problems. Hope this helps.
 

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So, I started off at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/590109/windows-update-stuck-at-0-downloading/ but have been directed here as my problem is no long er malware related. The problem is, I've been trying to upgrade to windows 10 but I do not have the reserve a copy icon on my taskbar. I found this was due to some uninstalled updates from windows update. Previously my update bar was stuck at 0% progress, but this was fixed. Now when I launch windows update I get the message "Install new Windows update software" i click install now and the program closes and relaunches and displays the error message "Windows could not search for new updates. Error code 800F081F". I click try again and the message "Install new Windows update software" appears again. Basically i can keep following the instructions and loop around continuously. 
 
I've tried a Sfc scan with a result of no integral violations 
 
Any help will be appreciated 
 
EDIT: 
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A:Windows Update could not search for updates loop

Try the procedures at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/windows-update-error-800f081f .
 
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Hi all,

I've been having a problem with Windows updates on my (Win7) pc for some time now.

Downloading the updates usually doesn't pose a problem, but after rebooting it says "error configuring Windows updates reverting changes". That's when the loop starts: my system reboots and tries to configure the updates again, fails and reboots etc. The only way to get out of this is to press F8 and use system recovery. After this happened today I checked Windows update. All of the updates failed except for one(?).

- So far, I downloaded (and ran) the System Update Readiness Tool.

- I ran the SFC scan. It identified a number of problems, but it was unable to fix all of them.

- I can't include Windows update error codes in this post, because they do not appear (anymore). Therefor I check the update history instead.

Please see the log collection attached to this post.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,
Bas

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My Windows 7 was running 24/7 and I had 65+ days of uptime without any issues, then...
I installed Windows update KB4474419, rebooted, everything seemed fine, then

I installed 2020-01 KB4535102 (.NET rollup), reboot, ok, then

I installed Malicious software removal...
and this caused a boot loop :(
I managed to start Windows with Last known good config...
and now my raid array are resyncing... it will take a while, I hopefully won't run into any issues, but for now I'm done with windows updates...
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41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
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Hi all,

My sister seems to be having a problem with her laptop that I cannot fix, its on Vista Business. Automatic updates were taking place and when it rebooted it went to 3 of 3 complete - 0% and then it just restarts and doesn't do nothing more. I tried LKGD, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, looked online for some resolutions and found nothing, we do not have/can't find the disc that came with the OS, so thats not an option for repair, so I wondered if any of you out there had any ideas?

Thanks =)

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Hello all,

I have a lab (of about 20 of the same machines).
windows 7 professional, 32 bit OS, 4gigs ram...

Three of these machines recently have become stuck in an endless loop after some windows updates. They reboot at "applying windows operation 1170".

I've recently put Deep Freeze on these machines, and they're stuck in a frozen state right now.

I've tried safe mode, startup recovery, unfreezing via the server console... with no luck with anything.

So, I'm assuming Deep Freeze is the cause of the problem. Is there anyway I can get into the computer to disable it?

A:Endless reboot loop from windows update

Did you try Safe mode?

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Hi All,

Having an issue updating a laptop. this is a laptop loaded with a custom image which i deploy via SCCM. The image is currently on build 1511, so the update im doing is from 1511 to 1607.

The way im updating, is using the Windows 10 update tool:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...setting_client

Before i go on to explain, i should tell you, i can re-image and replicate this issue over and over, so its probably an issue somewhere down the line with the the image, but the update tool for some reason still mentions the laptop is ready for the upgrade. (oh and the image, that i know of to date, has no issue, and all prior windows updates are applied)

The Issue:
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It all goes well, rebooting a few times (again, normal behavior) HOWEVER, once it reaches 99% (every time) it reboots and then gets stuck in a loop.
UEFI --> Windows boot ( so this screen http://i.stack.imgur.com/hvUhO.png)--> Reboot --> UEFI --> Windows Manager --> Reboot etc etc etc......loop loop loop
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Here is the situation. On Friday, August 12 my Windows suddenly decided to update itself. The only problem is, after Windows restarts, it crushes, asks to do the repair, repairs but at any given moment when there is no mouse movement or typing (about 5 minutes of inactivity) it tries to do the same thing again and again. I will be posting a lot of pictures, so stay tuned, it's going to look like a comics book after I am done with this topic. I will let everyone know in my last post that I am done.

First thing first, my laptop tech specs.

Acer Aspire V5-552G-X412
AMD Quad-Core processor A10-5757M with Turbo Core Technology up to 3.5 GHz
AMD Radeon HD 8750M with 2 GB dedicated VRAM
8 GB DDR3
500 GB HDD
Acer Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n + BT 4.0
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This is how the sequence of the update looks.

Windows shuts down and tries to install the update then crushes.
After then is tries to repair itself:
After the repair is done it starts very slowly.

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Hi!

My brother's laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed. Yesterday Windows installed a lot of updates and asked for the usual restart to complete them. Computer was rebooted and ever since it's stuck at the blue Welcome screen. "Configuring updates, do not turn off your computer" this is the last thing you see for 1-2 minutes then it reboots automatically.
My first thought was that System Restore is gonna solve this, as it has helped me in the past too.
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I've tried with a Windws 7 (Prof 64bit) install DVD, I clicked on the System Restore and it gave me an error message: specify operating system! reboot and choose an operating system". I don't even understand, it only has one op. system installed.
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If I download the same version (Ultimate 64-bit), make a bootable pendrive and try restoring with that, it's gonna work? This is what I hope, otherwise I'm out of ideas. Obviously, the quickest and most simple way would be a clean install (but there's only one drive, with a lot of personal data, so those would be lost).

Any idea guys???

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My mum has a windows 8 Samsung DP700A3D and says she switched it on the other day and there was a message to update to windows 8.1 and she could not escape out of this message and had to accept the update. It then began updating and there was a percentage bar showing progress. She can't remember what percentage it was up to but it was taking a while so she left it updating. When she returned (no idea how long she left it) it was in the bios config screen main page.
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I have Problem with my laptop Acer Aspire..

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A:Failure Configuring Windows Update Loop!

Have you tried hitting F8 when you boot windows and selecting last known good configuration?

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I'd prefer not to have to go on a 40 minutes drive to the store where I bought it just to have it taken by a technician for 2 weeks just so they can tell me at the end of it that they can't do nothing with it.

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