my lenovo laptop wont start after i turned it off.
yesterday evening i let it on to do the update and when a wake up 8 hours later it whas still in the same process.
i whatched it and when its finished it starts up again and says the same en starts deleting the last update.
every time it finishes the update it starts up again.
i readed on this site that removing the batt. for 24 hour may be helpful.
how can i bypass the update so i can use it again?
exuse me for my bad english
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My Lenovo Y700 has been suffering from an issue since October of 2016, one which I imagine many people on this forum (or at least those of you who have also purchased this laptop model) are aware of. The issue itself wouldn't bother me, if it wasn't for Lenovo's gross negligence and seeming apathy towards customers with the issue. Here is the story behind my infuriation:I bought the Lenovo Y700-15ACZ laptop back in February from my local Best Buy, at the cost of nearly 900USD (including tax), to replace my old Dell laptop, and up until late October I was relatively satisfied with the purchase. Then Windows sent out their latest updates for the AMD graphics driver. At this time, I had no idea what was going on, so I brought the laptop to Geek Squad, at the same Best Buy from which I bought the computer. They explained to me that the issue was caused by an incompatibility between the built-in motherboard graphics card and the AMD video card, a result of the most recent graphics update at the time. So, I had them roll back the computer to before the update in question was released, and disable all automatic updates. It's a good temporary solution, but as many of us probably know, disabling updates means that security updates, as well as graphics updates, will not install, thus putting my computer at an increased risk of malware infection. So, after three months of leaving my Lenovo update-less, I decided that I've tempted fate long enough, and called Geek Squad to arrange an app... Read moreRead other answers
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.
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?
When I try to start my computer it cycles from a black screen to the Lenovo symbol. It will allow me to hit F2 or F12 but that is it. I am a novice and getting super frustrated. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
F12= Multiboot Menu
Do you have the installation disk? Try to boot from that and run the startup repair utility
This is what happens every time I try to turn my computer on:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4noqcgeePDwI have tried a battery drain, a system restore, removing every program not pre-downloaded off and booting in legacy mode. Some of these have worked temporarily and allowed me to get into the computer, but then the same thing happens again as soon as try to turn it one again.Read other answers
I think it's a common problem, but i couldn't find any solution around the internet. I left my laptop for about an hour, and when i came back it showed a blue screen with some error. I was trying to fix it, but i just made it worse, now it's just showing the Lenovo logo over and over. I have tried many things, but nothing worked. My operating system is Windows 10.Read other answers
HIthe laptop keeps restarting it shows the lenovo logo and restart it only happns with an ssd drive... with a regiler hd it boots to the windowsif i shutdown windows with the ssd it boots up regileri have tried diffrent bios settings and no go... does the ssd simply to fast for the system help please
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system restarting.
Try to reset the BIOS to default and check for the issue.
Now access the BIOS menu press F2 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up.
Then to reset the BIOS to its defaults click on ?F9? Key and select YES.
Now Click on ?F10? Key to safe the changes that are done in BIOS, restart the computer and check if the issue is resolved.
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
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So Friday, I tried to boot my computer and ended up with an automatic repair loop. The screen reads automatic repair, then goes to diagnosis and gets stuck here for hours on end. I have a Lenovo G50-45 and Windows 8. After trying to do a hard reset, unplugging the AC and pressing the power button and it not working, I used the novo button on the side of the computer. I tried to reset BIOS settings to defaults but it did not work. I then created a recovery drive with a USB key using my brother's computer. Again, I used the novo button, and managed to boot from the recovery drive from there. I tried system restore but it gets stuck on system restore initializing for more than thirty minutes. I tried bcdedit and it did not work. I have tried bootrec up until rebuildbcd and when I come to rebuildbcd, it keeps processing for more than twenty minutes without results. I have tried chkdsk but it tells me that Windows is locked. I refuse to do One Key Recovery because it will bring me back to factory settings (yes I know, I did not think of doing a backup). I was told that System Refresh is not a great idea. I am trying to find a way to repair this problem. I have work to do on this computer and I would like it to be resolved.
i have the same issue!! have you gotten som hjelp from the lenovo guys? i have also not backed up my computer.Read other 1 answers
Hello everyone, I bought a y510p about two years ago and for the first year it worked flawlessly then one day it wouldnt start up. What would happen is it would try and boot up and show the Lenovo message then go into the novo boot menu and after 1-2 in that menu it would crash no matter what option was chosen and would keep doing it over and over. It also would only do it if the A/C cord was NOT plugged in. If A/C power was plugged in it wouldnt start at all. I gave up on it for about 9 month and it sat in my closet About 3 days ago i tried it again and it booted up fine no problem, did windows updates, restarted multiple times and no problems until today where it shut down and reverted back to what it did before. Any ideas? I am stumped and believe there might still be life in it. Thanks!Read other answers
So 6months old notebook, been off for a good while as I've been using work laptop. Turned it on to do some little bits and it started up with Lenovo splash screen with "preparing automatic repair" then it goes to a diagnosing your PC SCREEN then stops on a blue screen saying "your PC did not start correctly" for the life life of me cannot get past this screen.... ive read all kinds of things and tried all kinds and nothing is working.... how do you install windows again on this? Or is it worth just going with warranty and taking it in to get them to look at it..... thanks for your help help in advance!
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My computer turns on shows Lenovo on the screen and then goes black and says Lenovo again
What's the model name and complete model number of that Lenovo, and is it a desktop or a laptop?
What exactly did you do to it before this issue started?
My lenonvo (thinkpad) t410 is stuck in startup. I was checking email and I noticed that my screen was freezing up a bit when an error message box came on screen (unfortunately I did not take note of what it said) and my computer began to shut down by itself. I hit the power button to make sure it wouldnt restart and gave it 20 minutes before i went to turn it back on. Now when i try to turn it on, it shows the lenovo splash screen but then goes black and shows the splash screen again, never proceeding to windows. I have spent most of the say looking up possible solutions, but while many people have had similar problems, most other posts involve system recovery options, which do not appear on my screen. It is allowing me to boot into BIOS but I have not been able to find a solution there. Do I need to reinstall Windows? Please help.
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Hi so I I was doing a factory reset on my Lenovo yoga 300, it got to around 50% and suddenly said an error has occurred, I clicked continue as that was the only option and it rebooted itself, now it's stuck on a never ending look, it gets to the Lenovo logo, stays for about 5 seconds and just reboots again, I don't know what to do, can anyone please help.Read other answers
Not sure how to escape this infinite loop. It started with me copying the OEM recovery partition from my Ideacentre b540 to an external hard drive to free space on my desktop hard drive. I tested the recovery program and it couldn't locate the recovery drive.
I went ahead and copied the recovery partition back to the desktop hard drive to restore to essentially default settings. I tried the recovery program again but this time got stuck in an infinite loop where I'm told windows can't run the script X:\onekey\main\lrscall.vbs.
I'm thinking when I copied the recovery partition back to the desktop it was formatted with drive letter H instead of X so the path is messed up. I know my windows 8 partition is fine. meaning niot corrupt, but cannot boot to it anymore, the computer keeps trying to boot to recovery
Can someone please help me get out of this loop?
This is a tutorial by Lenovo using the Windows 8 USB Drive Recovery app.
Methodology to create Recovery Media and reload a Lenovo Think system with Microsoft Windows 8 preload
Originally Posted by Lenovo
NOTE: From this point forward in the recovery process, the choices for actual operating system recovery depend on the existing state of the computer hard drive.
Below are the instructions if there is an existing Microsoft Windows 8 install on the hard drive.
1.Select the target operating system of Microsoft Windows 8 to reload over existing Lenovo preload.
2.Select "Yes" to repartition the drives or "No" to keep existing partitions. For a clean install, the drives should be repartitioned.
3.Select "Fully Clean the drive".
4.Click Reset to begin the process.
5.The reset/recovery process takes approximately 90 minutes.
6.Once the reset/recovery is complete, the system will reboot into Microsoft Windows 8.
Below are the instructions if the hard drive is blank.
1.Select "Yes" to repartition the HDD or "No" to keep the existing partitions.
2.Click either choice, but these instructions follow the repartition scenario.
3.Select "Fully Clean the drive" as this will take several minutes to complete.
4.Click Reset to begin the process.
5.The reset/recovery process takes approximately 90 minutes.
6.Once the reset/recovery is complete, the syst... Read more
Hi, i have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510p for about 3 years now. Never had any problems, but today upon returning to my computer, i tried to boot it up, pressing the on button, but nothnig happened. Then i unpluged the charging cable and the computer seem to start up, it brought up the Lenovo logo, then it went straight to Novo button menu, and then everything went black and the computer started booting up on lenovo logo and back to the novo button menu, and it goes on and on, and nothing changes. I had one chance in the novo button menu, to press Normal startup, and it brought up the automatic repair, and then again it went into the loop cycle again... And the second i connect the power cable to the computer it just shuts down, and doesn't turn on. Have no idea where to start or how to fix this.Read other answers
So I've had my Lenovo G50-45 for almost a year now. About 6-8 months ago, I installed Windows 10 and shortly after fell victim to the whole "Repairing Automatic Repair" loop. Time passed, I forgot about it and put it off. Sent the laptop off after learning that the motherboard had been fried sometime around late March. Received the repaired laptop in April and it's fine. I'm running Windos 8 but it's fine. I got sketched out by going back to Windows 10 after reading about the plethora of problems that people are running into.A few hours ago today, I got the same Repairing Automatic Repair loop.
Three months (maybe even less) of a supposedly brand new motherboard suddenly just gone up out of nowhere.This has to be a joke, right?
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
My laptop is in a constant auto repair loop, I have tried just about every troubleshoot I've found via google and youtube, defaulting the bios doesn't working, the 'hold power button for 10,15, 30,60 secs' doesn't work. I dont have a windows boot disk as my laptop didn't come with one. I cannot get to the option to do a system restore, I can;t afford to get a windows boot disk and I don't have anyway of putting it on a usb and booting from there. I don't know what else to do as no forums are helpful for my problem.Read other answers
Hello, I have been using a Lenovo Y510p since the beginning of 2014. It worked perfecly fine till a couple of weeks ago when it suddently turned-off while I was watching a video. From then onwards, it wouldn't start. Novo button or power cycling wouldn't help either. Since it is out of warranty, I took it to Geeksquad to see if they can diagonize the issue quickly but I was said the problem could be deep rooted and it needed thorough trouble shooting. I came home and started disassembling the unit part by part (Take out Hard Disk, Optical Drive, RAM, Wifi Card etc) to see if I could isolate the problem but the laptop simply wouldn't turn on. Suspecting that the mother board could be the problem, I purchased an used motherboard on ebay and swapped the existing one with this and assembled all the components back to their place. This time, when I power on, the keyboard would glow and I can see the heat dissipating fan spinning but it would spin for like 3-4 seconds and then it would stop and the laptop would power off. Then the laptop would start again, the fan starts spinning and stops after 4 seconds and this enters into a loop. All this while, the screen is totally black and doesn't display a thing. F9 or any other buttons are of no use. Novo button is of no use either. The laptop enters into the same loop with Novo button too. Would this mean that my CPU has given up on me? I request your kind help! Thanks,ShyamRead other answers
Hi, I have a c355 on Win 8 which then had a failed win 10 update. An attempt was made to restore the computer back to it's faactory settings using the Lenovo recovery via windows. When the pc rebooted and error " Lenovo Service Partition has been destroyed" followed by "cannot find script file " x:\onekey\main\Irscall.vbs". This then loops and restarts when We hit enter. It does not matter what boot device we select in order to re-install Windows via a usb drive or DVD drive the pc ignores the new boot media and loops with the same message. Can anyone see a way out of this. CheersAlRead other answers
Hello i bought my computer a month and a half ago. Since then my has been doing fine not perfect but fine. It sometimes makes a small vibrating sound which goes away when i give a gentle tap on the computer. However today i wanted to move my user from my ssd to my seagate after that everything went south. I needed to start fresh again so i started recovery which worked until a while later when it said the recovery didnt work. After that i clicked to proceed to windows. When it restarted i got a bios message saying "Configuration change was requested to clear this computer's TPM(Trusted Platform Module)WARNING: Clearing erases information stored on the TPM. You will loose all created data encrypted by these keys.Press F12 to clear the TPMPress ESC to reject this change request and continue" I pressed F12 because i wanted to recover my computer or it wont recover(in my knowledge). After i pressed F12 my computer went into a boot loop. Any fixes?Read other answers
My Lenovo finally left automatic repair loop, and I find that all my data and folders are wiped. The apps are all there. This is an alternate laptop I was using temporarily, and though I am the world's biggest backup paranoid person, somehow I didn't even think to back up the last two weeks of work. I'm a writer; this is really devastating. Any suggestions on data recovery options? Any chance? I'll pay a few hundred to get this data back. It's text documents I care about; nothing else. Everything else is easily loaded again from backup.
I'm using "3" Broadband, which doesn't have it's own email, so I am using my Hotmail addresses and download these through the Outlook Connector programme, which is not very satisfactory at the best of times.
This morning when I opened Office Outlook, I got a message saying I had to update Outlook Connector, which I duly did but now it seems to be in a loop and I still get a message to download the update, even though I have done so, so the update has obviously not updated properly.
Without this updatge I cannot read any new emails through Microsoft Office Outlook and I have to go to my Hotmail account.
Does anybody know how to fix this? I have Windows Vista and my firewall is Comodo and my antivirus is Avira.
This is what happened last time - I posted more or less the same question and then the Connector decided to work, but only after I had updated it about 4 times!!
So, once again, I don't seem to need anybody's help, but thank you for reading this, if you have.
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!
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I use Thunderbird as a client for a few email accounts. It said it had downloaded updates and needed to restart to complete the update installation. I clicked OK, and it went into this loop:
Dialog box 1:
'Software Update Failed' One or more files could not be updated. Please make sure all other applications are closed and that you have permission to modify files, and then restart Thunderbird to try again.
So I close everything else down (and I've also restarted the computer several times), then click OK on the above dialog box.
Dialog box 2:
'Software Update' Thunderbird is installing your updates and will start in a few
(That's where the above dialog ends - it's not a typo.)
Dialog box 2 will stay open for maybe 4 seconds, then dialog box 1 pops back up again.
How can I at least stop Thunderbird from trying to update?
I am logged in as administrator with User Account Control turned off - so I have all permissions. Even if Thunderbird is the first (and only) program started after restarting the computer, the same thing happens.
Asus P5W DH motherboard
Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz
Vista Home Premium
4x1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 ram
2x Asus 7600GT 256MB video cards
650w Seasonic psu
150GB WD Raptor HDD
2x 500GB Maxtor HDD
3x LiteOn DVDRW drives
Backup the TB profile (just in case).
Uninstall TB from Add/Remove.
Reboot and Reinstall.
What is happening with Lenovo System Update? We are getting an error that the package catalog is being updated? We have several models here and its happening on all of them. I can't find anything relating to this update on any Lenovo site, and the response I got from calling support was "Sorry." They were also not able to tell me when they think this will be fixed. EDIT: Spelling.
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I have a Dell Laptop using Vista that is currently in the update "stage 3 of 3 0%" loop. It will restart and come back to the same update screen again and again.
So far I have managed to use System Restore to get myself back to the log on screen and do everything as normal. Whenever I shut down or restart, I encounter the same problem again.
I?ve read that I have to rename/delete pending.xml file but all I get is access denied messages. Tried using Command Prompt to delete it but again, access denied.
I have no idea what to do to stop the loop happening again.
I dont have any Vista install cds, I?ve read most of the sites that promise a fix but so far with no luck.
Hoping someone on this forum knows how to get rid of the problem.
You probably need to revert the pending installs, rather than just delete the pending.xml file.
This is the command to run when booted offline at a recovery command prompt
dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions
I appear to be trapped in a Windows update loop where updates are downloaded and then applied. But the update fails with the following:100% complete
We couldn't complete the updates
Undoing the changes
Don't turn off your computer
There must be a fix for this problem
Here is some additional info:
Package KB3194496 failed to be changed to the Installed state. Status: 0x800f0922
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.
Just tried to do a clean boot, same thing, it went right to "we couldn't complete the updates..." when it restarted. So frustrated...
mu hp support assist indicates that i have messages or updates. so, i ck and it is updates that go on a loop of hours and hours but no results.i have also noticed that this support assistant does not seem to realize that i have windows 10. perhaps that is the challenge ???any suggestions about what i should be doing ??Read other answers
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 .
I'm being told to reboot my pc. When I do, I get the prompt to update again. rinse and repeat.
The last update to install was 3097877
The one above it is Upgrade to W10. 1511, 10586. The update failed.
I am NOT trying to upgrade.
How do I get out of this loop?
My Dell Inspiron with Vista OEM is stuck in an update loop. It will POST, start booting into Windows, and say it's updating stage 3 of 3 0% compleate. after about 30-60 seconds, it will restart. It won't boot in safe mode either. I did a system restore in the recovery menu too a day or two back. But then it said stage 1 of 3 0% complete, rebooted, and this time it said 3 of 3 again. I have left it going through the loop for almost an hour, but no change.
I am still constantly being asked to install these updates.
Irrespective of how many times they successfully update I find them again ready for installation through the task bar update icon.
These are the updates:
Microsoft Windows XP
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2418241)
Download size: 0 KB , 0 minutes (Downloaded; ready to install)
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system that is running the Microsoft .NET Framework and gain access to information. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
Don't show this update again
Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB983583)
Download size: 0 KB , 0 minutes (Downloaded; ready to install)
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system that is running the Microsoft .NET Framework and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
Don't show this update again
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Win... Read more
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OK, so, four days ago I started to notice that after an update, several of my metro apps would not open. I tried running all the troubleshooters and solutions, but nothing worked. Yesterday I gave up and decided to do a Refresh on my laptop and just start over. I was trying to update it so that I could get it to Windows 8.1, but now it's stuck in a failure loop and I don't know what to do. It just says, "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer." It's restarted twice, but I can't do anything. It boots and then goes right back into the failure message and I can't get to an active screen anywhere. I tried F8 but it didn't work.
I think the only work-around is to hold down the power button for 6 seconds or so until it's definitely switched off - then switch on but just as it's starting to load Windows (might be just a second or two from hitting the power button) again hold down the button to switch off. Repeat twice more and then let it boot - it should then give the "repair" options and you should be able to try system restore and set it back to a point when the update wasn't installed.
Warning - contant sudden switch-off might corrupt the hard drive.
Good luck and let us know what happens.
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.
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.
Hi! Can anyone help? My HP is stuck on a blue screen stating that the last update was not completed and that it is undoing changes. It's been this way for days and so far nothing I do will change the screen.
If you feel its stuck in a loop close it down and force the advanced boot options. Exit and continue to Windows 8.1 which triggers a reboot with options. System restore is one. A feature to return the laptop to an earlier time.
Recently I installed a new HDD and although it took a while, I eventually got it to work (it is replacing my old one, not working alongside it). The day after when it booted up, it got stuck in a typical 'failure to update' loop. I didn't have any backups or system restore points as the HDD was new and I was somewhat too keen in destroying my old one, so I went into safe mode, uninstalled the updates and disabled updating (a couple of days of trying to get this to work without any of that were involved, but there was just a lot of not working so I'll leave it out) and that solved my problem, until today. I got stuck in the same loop as before today, however when I went into safe mode, it said no updates or even programs had been installed since 02/09/14. This was excluding the drivers for my new Perixx MX-2000II mouse, but I uninstalled the drivers and unplugged the mouse before rebooting normally. The odd part was when I rebooted I was still getting the failure to update loop, despite no updates being present. One more thing to note is the drivers package and the mouse itself work fine in safe mode. Thanks in advance for your help I'll get a hold of the logs in the 'Windows Update Posting Instructions' as soon as my computer will let me. :S
Nevermind. Although the problem still stands, I have a restore point for 02/09/14 so I'll use that. Not sure how to delete the thread but if anyone with the power to finds this, go for it. I won't mark it as solved as it wouldn't surprise me, but once I'm logged on I'll create another restore point just in case so I should still be able to access my computer for those logs or whatever it is that you need.Read other 2 answers
First of all I'm not sure if this is in the correct forum...wasn't quite sure where it fit in.
I have Microsoft Automatic Updates enabled. I get a notification that updates are ready to install, in particular it's the Microsoft Virtual Machine. I run the update, and get an error message:
This setup will only upgrade over an existing version of the Microsoft VM.
I click OK and it says I need to restart the computer...when I restart, it's telling me I need to install the update again! I've read a couple of posts regarding this, but they seem pretty outdated and don't really apply to my operating system. The Microsoft support site just confused me more...
I'm running Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Thanks for any help anyone can provide,
The Microsoft Java Virtual Machine was discontinued in 2001 in response to the Sun Microsystems lawsuit. Your build is dated 2002, I would delete the update and ignore it.Read other 5 answers
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.
This solves your problem: windows 3 of 3 update loop - Microsoft AnswersRead other 1 answers
This morning when I turned on my lappy it came up with "configuring updates 3 of 3 0% as described below. I've tried to enter safe mode using the method below but it just takes me back to the same screen. I have also tried to restore using the "Startup Repair" function several times but no luck so far. I've just managed to get into system restore (though not sure how) I selected restore point as 28/09/09 but now get an error message "windows has detected file system corruption on S3A6261D001 ( c: ). You must check the disc for errors before it can be restored" I did a disc scan earlier today & it said everything was fine. I have selected the "check disc for errors" and am currently waiting for it to finish. Any suggestions for what next if the disk check comes back ok?
After installing updates from Windows Update, you may get into a Reboot loop
where you machines gets to “configuring updates 3 of 3. 0% complete” then
reboots. The machine then continues to reboot.
1a. Boot to the Windows DVD and choose the repair option in the lower left
hand corner, choose System Restore, and select a Restore Point predating the
attempted installation of the updates.
1b. If you don't have the DVD and the Vista came preinstalled on the
machine, boot to the Safe Mode options using F8 during startup (tutorial:
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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
Please download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
Clicking on the link above will start the download automatically.
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
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a HP Mini (1GB memory). I have uinstalled VS 2005, followed by SP1 and SP1 for Vista. Recently, I keep getting an update pending icon when I shutdown. This is followed by an installation of updates 1 - 8. The next shut down also installed updates 1 - 8, and the next, etc. I checked the list of pending updates and they are updates to VS 2005. How can I get beyond this? -ranz
Can you right-click the Pending Updates? If so right-click and hide them.Read other 1 answers
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.