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Windows Update: infinite loop of one particular update

Q: Windows Update: infinite loop of one particular update

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!

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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


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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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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This morning my plan was to finally get the upgrade to win7 sp1 on my system. I've tried in the past, but also failed.
When i try to start the sp1 update (downloaded manually b/c windows update doesn't show the update), it instantly stops because it is unable to determine my windows version.

Looking at windows update, it seems i'm stuck in a loop with KB2977759 and KB3004469.
At this point, i'm still stuck in that loop, after running sfc, the surt tool, the windowsupdatediag tool multiple times. I have also removed the windows update datastore and download dir contents, to no avail.

Can anyone please guide me out of this mess?

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Hello! First post! I read many, many posts at Sevenforums over the last couple days to help remedy this problem. I'll start from the beginning of my problems even though some have been solved. Maybe it will help others.

On March 13, the "tuesday windows update packet" started updating my system automatically. It auto downloaded the updates (which I didn't realize it was even updating) It seemed to be hanging on the shut down screen. I came into the room about 2 hours later and Windows was still shutting down (actually it was on the blue screen that says, shutting down) Not knowing that the computer updating, I shut the computer off by hitting the power button because I thought it was weird it didn't shut down 2 hours earlier. I have read other posts where people also experienced this same scenario... the update seemed to freeze the computer at shutdown.

The next day I tried to boot up... and the computer would not boot to the desktop, even in Safe Mode. I tried to do a system restore, system repair, etc. to dates before March 13... even Feb. 28th... but system restore did not work. I found that I was in a Startup infinite loop which I read about here on Sevenforums.

I posted in a couple forums around the internet and got some good suggestions... which actually remedied part of the problem.

After 5 hours of trying various entries into the command prompt... I found this one that worked.:

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A:Windows Update KB2639308 causes infinite startup loop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums Shaun.

Have a look at this tutorial, which explains how to repair an infinite loop scenario.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

With startup repair, it may be necessary to run it three times with a reboot between each occurrence.

You might also want to run the System Updates Readiness Tool (SURT). The link is for the 64-bit version as your specs point out that you are using 64-bit software.


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Hi,I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium Edition on a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop after changing the failed harddrive. My first attempt at both. After installing all the drivers I could find from the HP website, I was up and running, but realized Windows Update would search endlessly. I tried all the boards, suggestions, and driver downloads I read about, but nothing is working. Windows Update Standalone Installer cycles endlessly as well. Almost everything I download to fix this issues requires Windows Standalone Installer for installation. Coincidentally, Windows Defender won't update either.  Can anyone help this newbie? I appreciate all your help.Thanks, NYJ

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Hi,I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 Premium Edition on a HP Pavilion DV6 laptop after changing the failed harddrive. My first attempt at both. After installing all the drivers I could find from the HP website, I was up and running, but realized Windows Update would search endlessly. I tried all the boards, suggestions, and driver downloads I read about, but nothing is working. Windows Update Standalone Installer cycles endlessly as well. Almost everything I download to fix this issues requires Windows Standalone Installer for installation. Coincidentally, Windows Defender won't update either.  Can anyone help this newbie? I appreciate all your help.Thanks, NYJ

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Windows 7 Home Premium automatically updated last night and now when the computer gets to the Loading Windows animation, it freezes after about 1 second, then I get a BSOD with a STOP: 0x000007b (0cFFFFF880009A9928, 0xffffffffc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) error - I have 2 Windows 7 partitions on a single hard drive - partition 2 has Windows 7 Home Premium as well, but does not have the update (haven't used that partition in months) - the (non-updated) 2nd partition boots up fine (rules out hardware issue).
So far I tried Windows' auto startup repair both from the partition and from a recovery disk with no luck.  Safe mode gives the same error. Any clues on how to undo the Update via Advanced Startup Repair (the automatic repair isn't working and there are no restore points found, so I'd likely have to do it manually via CMD)?  I've tried Chkdsk /f /r already and it showed 0 bad sectors but displayed  "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50"
Bottom Line:  Any clue how to fix the startup without reinstalling/formatting?  I'm guessing I'd need to remove the failed patch somehow (Dism.exe?) via Command in the Advanced Repair environment, but I don't know how to.
Computer Specs:
ASUS Bamboo edition laptop (U43F)
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
Intel i5
RAM: 6gb DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD/Shared

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Okay so here it goes:

My laptop is in dire need of help, it's beyond slow and will no longer install new programs, and I mean anything.
It also is in what appears to be an update loop, as in when it shuts down there are always updates to configure and install but the system freezes and i have to force a shut down manually. This happens every time I shut down.

New installations seem to freeze at 99% or just don't even start....

Windows explorer does not respond 50% of the time.

I have cloned my drive and tried to re-install vista 3 times now, but during one of the many reboots it stalls and leaves me with a black screen and the mouse....
Here are my laptop specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3033 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238433 MB, Free - 194074 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have an HPPavilion dv5 2074 dx Notebook running Windows 7 which came with only 3 gb ofRAM. My computer now has very little availableRAM, even after I uninstalled all unnecessary programs and files, so I need toupdate it. I ran a Crucial System Scanand the results indicated that my computer could be updated to 8 gb. I ordered the recommended Crucial RAM (twosticks of 4 gb each) and a friend installed it yesterday. I watched him while he worked and he showedme how he made sure that the RAM was securely installed by lining it up withthe slot and pushing the RAM completely into the slot, so I’m sure it wasinstalled correctly.

When I triedto start the computer it was stuck in a startup repair infinite loop. My friend pulled the new RAM out andreinstalled it, but when I tried to start the computer it still was in therepair loop. My friend reinstalled theoriginal RAM and I was able to start Windows normally (his also shows that hedid install the new RAM correctly). Thismorning the computer is working with no problems. Is it possible that the Crucial System Scanwas wrong about the type of RAM my computer needs? Should I try a different brand of RAM? Would it be best to update to less than 8 RAM? If so, how much RAM would be best?

My friend,who is no computer expert, updated his own Dell Inspiron computer RAM from 4 gbto 8 gb (he used exactly the same type of Crucial RAM that was recommended formy computer) and after he installed it his computer started right up with noproblem ... Read more

A:Solved: Startup Repair Infinite Loop after RAM Update

According to the specs, it supports 8GB.

Specs here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4278971

It's possible the RAM is not supported. Contact Crucial and see what they say. They typically stand behind any product that they recommend without any hassle.

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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 recently attempted to update my BIOS (Gigabyte F8 to F10) so that I could upgrade my CPU from a sandy bridge to an ivy bridge. I did not do the cpu upgrade, yet, just the BIOS flash. The flash, using Gigabyte's q-flash) went fine, according to the flash results screen. I then rebooted, and the computer when into the Startup Repair Infinite Loop; it goes through POST, and then says "Windows is Starting" and the animated Windows logo (where the four colored window panes fly at you and then pulse/glow while the OS loads) begins, but then freezes just a moment after it starts. The system then goes into the repair loop.

The first thing I did was to re-flash back to F8. That did nothing though. But just FYI, my BIOS is back at F8.

I have tried the recovery method from the tutorials section, but I'm stuck and posting in that thread has not yielded any replies. So, I'm posting here.
Before I even get to the editing of the registry, I'm stuck in that a "DIR" command on my c-drive shows "File Not Found." Not sure what to do from here.
Thanks for any tips, advice, explanations, etc.!!

A:startup repair infinite loop after BIOS update, recovery not working

Confirm the Partition Marked Active is 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't).

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

If this fails boot into System Recovery Options to System Restore backward until you find a working configuration.

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Whenever I try to get updates I get the following message:

"Restart you computer to install important updates" and "Windows
can't update important files and services while the system is
using them. Save any open files and restart the computer, and
then try to check for new updates."

This is constant, never ends.

It may be related to the fact that I once clicked on getting
Windows 10 (download later) and realized that was a bad mistake,
because after that MS didn't give me any real choice: either do
it now, or do it in the next 72 hours! I tried to follow some
advice on various forums to get rid of this, but none of my
attempts were successful.

I do NOT want Windows 10 right now, nor in the next 72 hours.

I apparently can no longer get updates, including security
updates, not absolutely sure. The one thing that is certain is
that I am getting this nag screen from "Windows Update" about
restarting my computer, which I have done a hundred times in
the past couple of days.

I need some help.

Thanks in advance.

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Hey I was updating my rog laptop and fell asleep. I woke to my laptop continually rebooting like this- ROG logo, swirling loading dots appear, black screen. A cmd window flashes for a frame and then goes back to black for a bit. Two messages flash by very quickly displaying "attempting to recover installation" and then "undoing changes made to your computer". The computer then restarts.

There is an endless loop of this and I tried to look up videos on how to do a safe mode boot up an windows 10 but I could not do that. I was holding down random buttons and got a Asus boot screen to appear, but I couldn't find any way to recover updates or anything to do with the windows version. I also looked for other boot options but could not find anything that I thought I could do anything with. I didn't dare fool around with anything I was unfamiliar with because this laptop was quite pricey and is only 1.5/2 years old.

I haven't yet tried to boot from a USB and do not have a disk drive to boot from CD. I am starting to get worried that I may not be able to save my files. Luckily I have most of my stuff on a external hard drive but I have a lot of videos and pictures I would like to keep that are on the internal hard drive.

The model is a Asus GL503V. I haven't made any major changes to any major part of the os (no dual booting or anything) and have a pretty reliable antivirus software. I have had trouble with windows updates in the past but th... Read more

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Hi, I've recently built a new comp but I've been experiencing quite a few BSODs. These occurred a few times to date and my desktop is only about 2 weeks old.

I've had a BSOD once when I was playing Bioshock Infinite, once after installing Windows update and more recently, I was uploading a video on Youtube while at the same time surfing the internet when I noticed background programs crashing. I then tried a restart when I got yet again another BSOD.

Appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:BSOD during Bioshock Infinite, after Windows update and Chrome

Hi this seems to be the graphics driver.
I would start with this = AMD Driver Autodetect

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Now it's 2:30AM of 02/06/2016....... i have reformatted my PC and i have reinstall windows 7 from scratch about 8 hours ago.

I have tryed to use "Windows Update" from first reboot.......... and it's NEVER Working
I have obtain from beginning an infinite spin and no advice... no warning... no error code nothigs of nothings.... i can see only the infinite spin and say "Searching Update...".

In some case i have wait about 1 hours...... during this hours i have reinstall a lot of programs like "WinRar" and other primal usefull app (NotePad++.....) but nothing appends on Windows Update.
I have also need to reboot my pc about 3 o 4 times (for example after i have reinstall the driver of Video Card) and at the reboot i have retry to re-lauch "Windows Update" but again i obtain infinite spin.

Another little trouble:
When i click on "Obtain windows for other microsoft product" i obtain a page say to me to lauch "Windows Update" from Start Menu i do not obtain the prompt for upgrade Windows updgrade to Microsoft Upgrade and the state ever remain on "You receive updates: Only For Windows" and it's wrong because here i should say "You receive updates: For Windows and other microsoft product" but it's not appening.

I have download the "Windows6.1-KB947821-v34-x64.msu" but i don't have executed yet.... if before someone want to check some my log file or similar ask whitout a problems.

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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.


A:Microsoft Outlook Connector Update does not update and becomes a loop

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.


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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.

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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.

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I was playing TES4:Oblivion and suddenly my computer was shut down. It said something like this: "Your computer is shut down to protect it from damage. This error was coused because infinite loop of windows. There was a blue screen with white letters. I don't know what should I do.
Please help...

A:Windows Infinite Loop

you said infinite loop i persume that it happens all the time. can you right click on mycomputer then properties, advance, performance and find recovery in there uncheck system restart.
right click on my comp then manage and copy any error messages you are getting here. have you got antivirus , antispyware installed in your system.

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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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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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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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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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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.

My question is... Seeing as I can g... Read more

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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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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I have dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine until it froze one time, I had to restart the computer. After that I was not able to start Windows. I can start Ubuntu without any problems, however Ubuntu cannot mount Windows. Everything is on 256Gb Samsung SSD. When I try to access Windows files from Ubuntu I get error (2) below.
When I try start Windows, it does repair and says (1).

I spent all day trying to figure out how to fix it, but no luck yet. I also don't understand what's wrong exactly.

(1) Root cause found:
System Volume on disk is corrupt. Repair action: File system repair(chkdsk)
Result: Completed Successfully. Error code = 0x0.

(2) Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/aziza/Windows7_OS: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/media/aziza/Windows7_OS"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_mapping_pairs_decompress() failed: Input/output error
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error
Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
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A:Infinite Windows repair loop

Have you tried running Startup Repair from a Windows 7 System Repair Disk or a Windows 7 Install Disk?

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I'm hoping someone with can shade some light on this...please!!! I have a computer that is stuck in an infinite reboot loop; it runs the POST and the splash screen appears but after that it reboots...over and over again. I don't know if I have a virus or some other problem. It happened right after installing a program in Safe mode. I've tryed booting up in several modes and nothing seems to work. I've read that the power source seems to be the problem in some cases but my power source if practically new. I don't know how to proceed. Perhaps reload the OS? I'm hesitant to do this though. I've also read the the video card could be the problem in some cases? But, everything ran fine prior to installing a program in safe mode. I have an ASUS P4S8X motherboard, Windows XP Professional, Award BIOS and an ATI Radeon 7500 64 Mg video card. Thanks to all who can help! Greatly appreciated.

A:Infinite reboot loop Windows XP

What program was installed while in safe mode?

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Yesterday I was installing XP on one of partitions I made for it,because I had problems recording stereo tracks for studio on Windows 7( in my previous encounters like that,it worked on XP ).After installation of XP it would restart and just give Unable to load operating system and I couldn't boot in Win7 because as most of you probably know,XP overwrites boot section of Win7( but that's an easy fix with EasyBCD ).Now I tried fixing the problem with Win7 installation DVD and startup repair but no use,then I tried MBR tutorial and it got me to splash screen,but that's where my infinite loop started.Then I tried doing backup with command prompt as in one of tutorials here: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery but no results unfortunately.Does anyone know what to do from here? Or am I going to be forced to do clean install? I temporarily installed Windows 8 Release Preview on XP partition just so I can do stuff until Win7 is fixed.

Thanks alot!

A:Windows 7 Infinite Reboot Loop

Hello vChaser and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes things get so badly messed up that a clean install is the best way to go. But you might be able to avoid that if you can roll back your computer to a date/time prior to these problems with a system restore point.

System Restore

Another possibility is a repair install. It may be able to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc.

Repair Install

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We got power shortage and the computer suddenly shuts down and when I tried to turn it on again, this annoying infinite boot appears. I tried to reformat my computer using Windows 10 bootable DVD but it won't work, also I tried Windows 10 bootable USB but it will still continue on restarting. PLEASE HELP!


A:Windows 10 Infinite Boot Loop

Booting USB/DVD will probably not work, because of missing SATA driver, so HDD will not boot either.
Go to BIOS, pressing DEL: Main - IDE Configuration - ATA/IDE Configuration - switch it to Compatible.
Try to boot DVD or USB and use repair install. Switching back to SATA can be done later, if needed.

Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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so my computer is in an infinite repair loop.... ive tried booting in safemode, doesnt work still stuck in the loop. ive tried bcdedit and i dont have a OS disk sooo any ideas cannot afford to send my computer in for repairs

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This morning i started up my pc, left for a little while, came back and noticed my pc reaching a certain point, receiving a BSOD and restarting. It gets past the little windows loading icon then comes up to a dick check - "One of your disk needs to be checked for consistency..." it begins the scan than a BSOD flashes and it restarts.

Ive tried system restore but it came up with an error. Ive also tried booting in safe mode but it just freezes up and restarts. The only thing that seems to work is Boot in last known good configuration.

I haven't installed any new programs or drives and the last windows update i installed was two days ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Windows 7 caught in an infinite loop

Hello and welcome xcorrupt mate any external stuff plugged in if so take them and try.

You need to get into safe mode. Some specs would be good too

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As is becoming very common, MS has released a bad update today. The current one sits there and never finishes. KB3001652 is something for Visual Studio 2010 which I do not have on my computer. But it got sent to me anyway. And it won't install. It just sits there with the "installing" message and the flickering bar. Clicking the "Stop Installation" button does nothing. It continues sitting there. Forcing a reboot with the big red switch also does nothing. When you then try to restart updates it goes back to the one it was idling at before and resumes idling. Why is this one NOT present in the list of updates when you check at the beginning so you can CANCEL it? It is now impossible to finish updates, many of which are security related and therefore important. How do you kill a useless update in Windows so that other updates can be installed?

A:How do you end infinite update?

This worked for me:
Power off, power on.
Windows updates, click "... are available", deselect the VS 2010 update, run the other updates.
I also do not have Visual Studio 2010 installed.   This seems to be a Microsoft error.

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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?

A:Boot up loop due to Windows update

How are Windows Updates handled on Deep Freeze protected computers? - Powered by Kayako Fusion Help Desk Software

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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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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.
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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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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 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 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 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 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
Re... Read more

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