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Windows 10 failed update loop

Q: Windows 10 failed update loop

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?


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!

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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?


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...

Please try running sfc /scannow to check the health of your system files. We're looking for "no integrity violations found" as the result. If it does find errors, please reboot and run it again - it could be run 3x or more until things are sorted. Then try a clean boot, and see if the update will install that way.

If you want to wait it out for a while, there are a couple things you can do - but these disable WU completely, and I wouldn't recommend leaving things this way:
Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Options 1&2 can be done only on a W10Pro system, while Option #5 can be done on both Home and Pro.

Hope that helps!

Edit: Here's another option to show/hide updates (hidden updates will not install):
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Not sure if you need to get the update installed first, then uninstall it and hide it (haven't had to do this myself yet). I think, as long as it's waiting in the wings, you can hide it.

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Hello all, I've been having this problem recently ~2-3 weeks ago with my Windows Update.

I am unable to install these 3 updates through Windows Update, as well as downloading them manually from the Microsoft Update site:

Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2446710)

Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2478662)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2871997)

Sometimes it will install one of the three updates and ask me to restart, while it's step 3 of 3 of the updates it quickly shuts down (sometimes so fast I don't see the message): Update failed, reverting changes or something along the lines of that and automatically restarts, does the same thing until I reboot in safe mode then back in normal mode.

I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes fully updated and installed, and have ran full virus/rootkit scans on both of them and it doesn't pick up anything. My Windows is Genuine.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Also on a side note: Whenever I double-click an image on my desktop and a couple folders and close it my explorer.exe stops responding for about 20 seconds, it only happens in 2 folders and the desktop; could this be malware? If so how can I fix this without reinstalling my windows (I've already reinstalled once, but I never had that problem before.)

A:Windows Update Failed, reverting changes loop.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CBA files, for a number of reasons)

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Good day,
I have an Hp desktop running Windows 7 sp1 Home edition..   started auto update on the 13th,  when i got home later that day it was stuck at 33 percent or so.  left overnight 10 hrs.   no progress.  Shutdown and restarted not a great option but, unit would not do anything else..   Now it tries to install for an hour then does a roll back to previous. It will finish that after 1-2 hours. Then go into shut down.. will never shut down left it for 24 hours no result.. restarts and will be in the loop.  Safe mode same results.   If I can avoid rebuilding it would be great but.

A:Windows 7 Update from Friday Nov 13th Failed Now Hung in loop

If you have System Restore enabled tap F8 at boot and select Repair Computer in the options then do a System Restore to a day just before the update.

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I have 4 updates minus the IE 11 upgrade which I have no intention of installing, which keep failing. Not only do they keep failing but the system reboots several times before I can get back to my desktop screen.
The updates are KB2868725, KB2868626, KB2862152, and KB2900986. The first 3 are security updates for Windows 7, the last is a cumulative update for ActiveX Killbits of 7.
Let me start with I'm no computer wiz, that is why I had my updates set to auto. It sorts what I really need versus a bunch of stuff I don't. I downloaded the Update readiness tool and ran it. I also ran the troubleshooter for installation problems it says there are no problems. It still does the same thing. Does it restart to revert each update? I've clicked on the online help links but have no idea what they are talking about and when I see the word "registry" I back away. I messed with the registry on an old PC (with the assistance of a Microsoft Tech) and my PC never ran right after that.
I don't get the box like is pictured in the posting instructions that shows the error codes. If I right click on the "failed" line for each I get the following error codes. They correspond with the above sequence of KB's #1 is 8007054F #2 is 80073AA2 #3 is 800F0826 #4 is the same as #3. I have enclosed the logs files, hopes this helps, cause I sure need it!!
I really don't have time for this. I've already lost an entire morning today and an entire morning yesterday trying to get these instal... Read more

A:Stuck in a failed update loop.

Well that didn't work either.
Here are the new CBS logs.

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I just purchased this Laptop yesterday, was installing programs and updates. The updates finished installing, asked me to restart the PC which I didn't do right away because I was installing programs. One of the programs asked me to reboot into safe mode so I did. When the PC rebooted, it said the updates were installed 100% but then says SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF "Updates failed...reverting changes". This loop as been going on for hours now.

I have had success in getting into the BIOS by pressing F12 upon startup. I tried changing the boot order to boot from my bootable startup repair DVD but it didn't work!

I'm really frustrated and I hope my laptop isn't bricked on the 2nd day I bought it!

Any help/suggestions will be highly appreciated and replied to ASAP!

A:Locked out of computer with failed update loop!

This is the 1st image of the updates being applied 100% upon restart of PC:
The 2nd image of the failed update screen:

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HiI bought Win 8 for a Win 7 Dell laptop in Jan. 2013 and have happily used Win 8 for a year. I have a Win 8 backup disc and valid license key.

I decided to update Win 8 to the free Win 8.1 a few days ago and went ahead with the download and installation of Win 8.1. However, after a seemingly successful installation, set up and login, a simple reboot resulted in no longer being able to boot. I can boot to safe mode but cannot boot properly no matter what I do.
There is no specific error message when I reboot, the OS simply fails to reach the login stage and reboots again. It then opens the 'Failed startup' page asking if I wish to use advanced options or restart.

I tried turning off all non-Microsoft software like AVG, Comodo, Samsung Keys, etc., but it didn't solve the issue.

I also noticed that Safe Mode boot fails when I attempt to boot to 'Safe Mode with Networking' but is successful when booting to simple 'Safe Mode' or 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'.

I have attempted to burn the Win 8.1 disc as described on this site but from a Win XP system which according to the download software is not possible and unfortunately I do not have access to another system.

Can anyone please help me repair and boot my system?
Thank you for any help.

A:Win 8 to Win 8.1 update - failed boot - restart loop

You said:

Hi, I bought Win 8 for a Win 7 Dell laptop in Jan. 2013 and have happily used Win 8 for a year. I have a Win 8 backup disc and valid license key.

Why not use the Win 8 disk & reinstall Win 8 ?

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Hey all. I updated my friends system to the f.20 bios - and it now comes up that the bios update did not succeed, and then it restarts. This is an endless loop - which never lets me boot into windows - so I cannot go back to a previous version of the BIOS. I have been reading around the forums and discovered a method to try an emergency recovery by getting the rompaq bios and holding down the Windows Key + B when I turn on the system. Just bought an external USB Floppy drive to try this emergency recovery. I tried the USB - but it wouldn't work. I am getting different results here - but not what I want. With the USB Floppy plugged in: When I hold down Win+B - the caps light flashes  for a lot longer now, it looks like it initializes the floppy drive (green light comes on for just a moment) - but then nothing - just flashing caps lock for a bit and then finally a restart again into the doom loop. It never appears to begin to read the floppy disk or search for a bios file. What am I doing wrong? What can I try? Does the disk need to be leabeled a certain way? Does my BIOS file need to be renamed? Any help would be GREAT!!!!

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A:HP 8710p Failed BIOS update - Now Endless LOOP - Trying to r...

I had a very similar experience.  Here is how I fixed it. Download sp41954.exe from here  or search for it.  Double-click on the file to launch the application.  If you are running Vista or higher, close the program, go to where it extracted (C:\swsetup\sp41954) and find the file FirmwareUpdater.exe.  Right-click on the file and select properties.  Click the Compatibility tab and select "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".  Launch FirmwareUpdater.exe and create a bootable diskette.  If you are running XP, you can create the bootable diskette from the sp41954 directly. Power off the laptop.  Connect the USB Floppy drive with the newly created diskette to the laptop.  Hold down all four arrow keys while turning on the laptop.  Continue to hold down the four arrow keys until you see either the num-lock or cap-lock key flashing ( don't remember which).  It should be reading from the diskette.  After a minute or so, the laptop should reboot and operate normally. When I did this, I disconnected everything from the laptop and removed the battery.  I do not know if it was necessary to remove everything or not. Hope this helps.

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Could someone help me please? I have an ASUS x202e notebook PC that boots to the "Preparing Automatic Repair". After sitting on the pretty blue screen for about a minute (or so) it goes straight to the Choose an Option screen. I have tried everything under the sun including chkdsk c:\r and sfc /scannow, bootrec.exe options from RE cmd prompt. There are no system restore points . When attempting to Refresh or Reset it goes through the motions yet fails and say "Unable to Refresh/Reset the PC".

Unfortunately, the owner (my son) did not create the Recovery USB. sigh....... kids!

I am in the process of trying to access the Recovery Partiton through the cmd prompt. this is what I have done so far:

There is tons more in the cmd prompt window. I am hoping someone is familiar enough with the rest of it so I won't have to keep typing.

Any help is most appreciated.

Thank you,

A:W8 Automatic Repair loop - failed/corrutpted W10 update

Create a recovery USB from this recovery zip file | My Onedrive

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Hey all, recently my bios got corrupt somehow, so i tired the bios recovery process this is what it does 1) writng new bios image2)verifying new bios image  says the bios system recovery is complete and restarts the computer and starts back at the same process again and agian pls helpthank you 

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I woke my Gateway pc yesterday and the hdmi lcd screen was white and snowy. I switched to an old vga monitor that I had and it worked so I figured that I needed a new monitor. I connected the lcd to a raspberry pi to test it and it worked also. So I switched the lcd back to my GW desktop. The monitor worked but the pc would not start and suggested repair. I ran the startup repair but it could not complete the repair.
Problem Details:
Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200233
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 6
Problem Signature 07: CorruptVolume
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Gateway pc
Intel i5=2320 cpu 3.0 GHz
memory 6144 MB
HD 2 TB estimated 1 TB free

Help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Windows 7 startup failed loop

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I installed the latest round of Windows updates for my Win7 x64 install and it never completed (ran for about 24 hours) so I powered off the machine. Upon restarting, it said:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and has instructions for using system repair, then at the bottom:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: Oxc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data
So I booted off a Windows recovery disk and figured Startup Repair would fix it. Alas, after it says "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options" and asks me if I want to repair, I click "repair and restart" and it says "Failed to save startup options".

The "repair details" are:
Name: {bootmgr}
Identifier: {...}

The following options will be added:
Name: Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\...\Winre.wim
Windows Device: Partition=D:
I've tried running Startup Repair from the manual options screen and it says it cannot repair automatically. I have two partitions, the 100MB windows System partition, which Recovery Console mounts as C:\ and my main windows partition, which it mounts as D: and I can see all of my files on it.

Running "bootrec /repairbcd" gives me "Total identified Windows Installations: 0"

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A:Windows 7 update failed and laptop won't boot. Startup repair failed

Have you run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot?
Then, if it doesn't boot, run bootrec /RebuildBcd (from this KB article: How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows )

c0000005 is STATUS_NO_SUCH_FILE - which means it can't find File: \Boot\BCD

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I have been receiving many failed updates, and i have tried methods like using the troubleshooting method to fix it. I have also tried downloading the updates from Microsoft center which still doesn't work as it stated as "ungenuine update"...
I have been getting windows failure to update during my windows start up.

PLease help thanks!

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Hello smeraldan and welcome to Seven Forums.

My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything. Sometimes malware can prevent Windows Updates from installing. Run a full scan with your personal anti-malware suite. Then use the free Malwarebytes to run another full scan. (No anti-malware product is 100% effective 100% of the time. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it.)


Another possible problem is if system files became damaged or corrupt. I'd run a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You could also try running the System Update Readiness Tool if you haven't already done so.

System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

Try installing the updates again, but this time just do a few at a time (maybe only 5 or so.) Keep track of the KB numbers. Start with the critical updates, then the important, and save the optional for last. If a group of 5 installs OK go on to the next group. If any group fails to install you'll know which group to uninstall. Try installing just one update at a time. If they install OK go on to the next group. Otherwise just ignore the problem update(s) for the time being and continue installing in groups of 5.

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So, recently, I've encountered a problem with my laptop. I was just playing minecraft, with a couple other windows open, to listen to music. Then, everything froze. I waited about 2 hours until my frustration got the best of me, so I force turned off my laptop. I then get off for 4 hours, and come back to log on. I get the usual Gateway logo, and whatnot, until it pops up with " windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause". Very worried about the computer, I choose Launch Startup Repair. (only two choices, that, and startup normally, which just loops me back to the same place.) I wait for the "loading files" to finish, then it goes to a black screen. I wait about 15 minutes, then it goes to the log in background, and I have my mouse cursor on it also. But that's all that's on there. Just the cursor, and login background. I wait for 3 hours, and nothing.
I'm very worried, and scared for my computer.
Please help if you can.

A:Windows 7 Gateway Laptop Failed To Start (loop)

Hello clemethy,

You could use this tutorial: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi - new forum member, hope I'm doing this the right way.

I have a Samsung NP900x3D (i5 with 128Gb SSD and 4Gb RAM) running running Win 8.0 x64

After several months putting it off I decided to let Windows update itself to 8.1.

At some point during the upgrade it stopped and began cycling itself on & off, showing the blue screen message
"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you". Then it's stuck in a loop; restart, samsung logo, blue screen, restart etc.

I cannot access the BIOS with f2.

I have made a recovery USB drive on another Win 8.0 x64 Samsung laptop (different model). The 900X will not boot from this in either the USB2 or USB3 port, and as I cannot access the BIOS I cannot check whether boot from USB is enabled. The boot time has always been very fast due to the SSD.

With more conventional laptops and desktops in the past I have usually been able to solve this sort of problem on my own, but I can't even get started with this! Does anyone have a suggestion how I might recover the computer, or do I have to take it in for repair?

I'm also wondering whether this is most likely to be a windows issue or could it be a hardware failure?

Many thanks

PS If wrong forum, please advise

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I too this week encountered this issue, after speaking with Samsung support, they insisted this was my fault for installing the update and i would have to pay them for the privilege of re-imaging the msata hard drive. I thought otherwise and have tackled the re imaging myself, some items of software are required and one part required to complete the task.

The Steps i took were as follows -

1 - Purchased a msata to USB converter for about ?15.

2 - After removing the msata hard drive, insert in to the converter and back up all your files to another PC.

3 - Using another PC I next used a software tool - Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool - using this selected the correct HDD and removed all partitions, allowing the hard drive to be reinitialised.

4 - From windows Disk Management - reinitialised the HDD, the created 2 partitions, one is 200mb in size and formatted to FAT32 (this will become the EFI partition, and format the rest as NFTS.

5 - Download a copy of Windows 8 Enterprise from the Microsoft website, or if you have a disk that can also be used.

6 - Download a tool - Win to USB - and install.

7 - Run Win to USB - select the Windows 8 ISO, and choose the correct version required, then choose the destination drive to install, this will then show the two partitions with two check boxes, choose FAT32 partition for EFI, and NFTS for windows installation files. then let it install the files to the Hard drive.

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Acer Aspire V5 is the PC I am using. I turn it on, the boot fails and the pc restarts. Then begins an automatic repair, which crashes and the PC turns off. It is a loop I cannot get out of. How do I fix this?

I don't have a Windows 8 Disc or anything like that.

A:Windows 8.1, failed boot, preparing automatic repair loop

You will have to reinstall windows. On the Acer at boot press Alt + F10 to access the recovery process. If unable you may have to order the recovery disks from Acer. I hope you had you data backed up

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So after trying and unsuccessfully re installing windows 7 on my computer (after it forcefully installed windows 8). The computer is now stuck in a sort of booting loop.

The computer will start up just fine but after the first screen the computer tries to boot up windows 8 but just ends up re-starting itself again and again.

at this point i would just like to get windows up and runing again and just bite the bullet and live wht it cant be so bad am i right xd.

I`ve tried to mess with the priorities but it dosent seem to have aney luck.

if its aney help i have an alien ware x51 from 2011

aney and all help would be greatly appriciated

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Hi all, I have some problem with my laptop running w7 64 bit.Windows can't start normaly, after windows logo appear the sistem reboot continuosly.I have install the recovery console from Microsoft but I can't fix the problem.When I run the console for trying to resolve the problem give me this type of error: "startup repair offline". The Windows Repair Problem SignatureProblem event name: startup repair offlineproblem signature 01     6.1.7600.16385problem signature 02     6.1.7600.16385problem signature 03     unknownproblem signature 04     21200889problem signature 05     autofailoverproblem signature 06     12problem signature 07     corrupt volumeos version                    6.1.7600. id                        1040 How can I fix the problem?Here the resuts of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 05-05-2013 01Ran by SYSTEM on 05-05-2013 18:23:35Running from G:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: Italian StandardInternet Explorer Version 9Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from no... Read more

A:Windows Failed to Start, startup repair offline, Infinite Loop

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Hey guys.. I am very anxious and frustrated about this issue. I have searched frantically all on multiple forums but the solutions are all over and I just can't..
I have seen some really knowledgeable users here while looking at threads to solve my problem so this is my best bet.. I really do not want to lose all my data :/

I am willing to follow any instructions provided as I am very desperate.

Background Information

My laptop automatically boots into Startup Repair, and once it finishes "repairing", the laptop restarts and boots into Startup Repair once again, looping the whole process. The diagnostic and repair details from Startup Repair showed that the "root cause found" was that the "Boot manager failed to find OS Loader", and the repair action for "File repair" and "Boot configuration data store repair failed".

This is the second time this issue has happened, where I tried to boot up my laptop after hibernating it. Prior to encountering this issue again, reboot, sleep, and shutting down my computer worked fine. Also, I think before the two times the issue happened, I was installing some Windows Updates. I am trying to avoid restoring the disk back to factory state.

What I have tried
Letting Startup Repair finish. Just simply loops back.
Running chkdsk /f on my C: drive. No errors and fixes.
Pressing F8 to access Advanced Boot Options does not work. Goes to Startup Repair.
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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.
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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Tried the following:
1. Update works if I bypass the router, ie. connect the PC directly to modem.
2. It also works from different ISP, through router (at work).
3. Format disk & Reinstall windows 7

From windowsupdate.log:
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://download.windowsupdate.com/v9/windowsupdate/redir/muv4wuredir.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc WARNING: DownloadFileInternal failed for http://download.windowsupdate.com/v9/windowsupdate/redir/muv4wuredir.cab: error 0x80072efd
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc Validating signature for C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\muv4wuredir.cab:
2011-12-01 00:03:54:771
968 99c
Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2011-12-01 00:03:55:863
968 99c
Misc WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2011-12-01 00:03:55:863
968 99c
Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://download.microsoft.com/v9/windowsupda... Read more

A:Can't update Windows 7 - Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80072efd

Try to remove the proxy server entry from the WinHTTP proxy configuration for Windows 7:
Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start programs and files box.
Right-click cmd.exe in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.
Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
Type the following command and then press Enter:
netsh winhttp show proxy
Note The proxy setting is listed next to Proxy Server. If there is no proxy server, Direct Access <no proxy server> is shown in the Command Prompt window.
To remove the listed proxy setting, type the following command and then press Enter:

netsh winhttp reset proxy
Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Update, and then try to download and install updates again.Alex Zhaozx
TechNet Community Support

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I was doing a prep for installing Windows 10, now, I got message that I could not go any further because of

Windows 7 update failed on "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3102429), the error code is 80200011.
Please help me resolve this problem, so I can upgrade to Windows 10

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I recently came across a problem where this troubleshooter says my windows update is missing or corrupt. Is there anything wrong with my computer?

A:Failed resetting windows update with windows update automated troubleshooter

Your firewall settings may be blocking Windows Updates, or because the proxy override settings are incorrect:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883821 (scroll down for the Fixit for the 0x8024402C error code you received, or instructions on how to fix it yourself)


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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.


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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I would like to delete the failed updates list in Windows 7 Update.  I have done this in the past but forget exactly the process.
I think you go to Windows Folder-Software Distribution.  After deleting everyhting in the folder., i think you are to restart the computer.  Once finished the list of updates in Windows Update will be cleared. 
Please correct if I am wrong.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Failed Updates in Windows Update. Want to clear update list?

This is the way I suggest :
Go to start > type in cmd > right click at cmd.exe > Run as Administrator.
Type in "net stop WuAuServ" without quotes > hit enter.
Type in "start %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore" without quotes > hit enter. A folder will come up. Don't close that black window.
Rename file "DataStore" to "DataStoreold" without quotes.
Go to that black screen, Type in "net Start WuAuServ" without quotes > hit Enter. After it finished you can close it.
Now your Windows Update logs will now cleared.
Thank you.

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I have been having an issue installing an update in Windows Update for a while.
The update I am having issues with is:
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista,     and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2833941)
Download size: 15.3 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important
A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
More information:
Help and Support:
Every time I try to install it it gives me this error:
   Code 643   Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
In event viewer it tells me this:










[ Name]





[ Guid]




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A:Windows Update Failed - Security update for .NET framework

Try the Fix it at Microsoft Support.

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Hi guys.
i just install new windows on my laptop but there are some problem according to windows update.
its keep searching update for a long time and only update a few of them. The others failed..

here i provide my scenario installing:

1. my disk partition are GPT at first.
2. successful install windows 7
3. activate using Re-loader (failed-loader doesn't support GPT partition)
4. convert my partition to MBR - activate windows successful
5. install all software that i need for study.
6. when installing WAMP there are problem occur.
8. search the solution on GOOGLE. then its say that i need to update windows and install latest vcredist.
vcredist - updated
windows update - Unsuccessful

thanks for any help.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-Q6MMK-KYK6X-VKM6G
Windows Product Key Hash: 289NoAWl2ZoVfuieux/315WkDIc=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00173
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {555FA4F8-4018-4781-AF89-69A92794EF3A}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
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Hiya, just a while I ago I tried to install the NVidia driver update in my windows update but it says it failed after trying to install. Was wondering could this corrupt my video card driver or registery or can anything be done to make this error like it never happened before? Currently I'm using a GTX 460 with NVidia driver version 311.06 , many thanks.

A:nvidia driver update failed in windows update

go to windows update, click on the "View update history" link, find the driver that failed to install, double click on it and post the error code in this thread.

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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! 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 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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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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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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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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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!


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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

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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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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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?


A:Windows 7 Update loop?

are you using a loader/crack for activation?

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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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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:


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
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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

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 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 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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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
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

A:Windows Update endless loop

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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!


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.



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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 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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