1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

windows stuck on configuring updates

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by devil, Nov 7, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    Computer keeps restarting itself and every time there`s a message "Configuring updates 3 of 3 0% complete. Do not turn off your computer".
    It will restart itself a few times with the same message and then after a few restarts nothing happens. The computer is on but windows will not start up.

    It`s windows vista home.
     
  2. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
  3. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    I`ve tried the links you posted and i`m told to boot into safe mode but the computer will not enter safe mode, it reboots and the same thing starts happening all over again.
     
  4. tuneman

    tuneman

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    46
    Hi i had exactly the same problem 4 months ago, it was caused by microsoft updates, although in my case windows did start up but the screen was black no desktop system tray etc just documents showing, i had to get in via task manager keyboard shortcut, try that and see if you can get in
     
  5. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
  6. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    I`ve finally gotten into system restore but even after restoring the pc to the oldest restore point the problem still remains.
     
  7. tuneman

    tuneman

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    46
    If it's any further help the problem i got with the updates was it altered the registry and pointer explorer.exe to the wrong place
     
  8. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
  9. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
  10. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
  11. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    Got in via system recovery options. Went into command prompt and typed chkdsk /r and this is what i got back:
    The type of the file system is NTFS
    Cannot lock current drive.
    Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

    Then:
    X:\windows\system32>
     
  12. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
    Type:
    C:
    press "enter"
    type:
    chkdsk /r
    press "enter"

    You need / want to run chkdsk on the partition onto which Windows is installed. I ASSUME that Windows was installed on your C: drive.

    RF123
     
  13. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    Message now is:

    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Cannot lock current drive.

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
    process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first.
    ALL OPEN HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
    Would you like to force a dismounty on this volume? <Y/N>
     
  14. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
    Y

    Yes

    Then, you might need to press "enter".
     
  15. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    It`s running now and looking like it`ll take a while to complete, so i`ll post back later with results.
    Thanks for all help so far.
     
  16. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/875169

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice