Windows Update & now Endless Loop at restart? Help!

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    On Vista Home Premium, after installing the latest Windows Updates I restarted and got into an endless loop. The screen says stage 3 of 3 at 0% then jumps to 95% and restarts into a loop.

    I have tried starting in Safe Mode (all 3 types- safe mode, safe mode w/ networking and safe mode w/ command prompt) but still just get the endless loop.

    Any ideas or suggestions?
     
  2. stapp

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    Have you tried last known good configuration option ?

    You could try running Chkdsk

    Perhaps boot with a linux live cd and uninstall the update.
     
  3. acr1965

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    Yes but that did not help. I am trying one of the F8 startup repair options now. That got me to a system restore option which I am trying.
     
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    Let us know how you get on.
     
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    I would have suggested going into safe mode and deleting windows update backups/history.

    But since you can not get into safe mode, use the Vista installation CD and boot through it. Select system restore and restore to an earlier state.
     
  6. acr1965

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    I went to the start-up repair option and was able to do a system restore. So all is well for now.
     
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    Exactly the same thing happened when I tried to install Vista SP2 on a Vista Home laptop this week. What is best practice in cases like this?
     
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    Glad you got it sorted.:)

    Do you intend to try the windows update again?
     
  9. acr1965

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    I think there are two Vista updates that eed to be installed prior to anything else. I will go that route.
     
  10. ratchet

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    Well, it has probably been over a year since I've had any issues with updates, but let me tell you, it gave me major attitude today! I had the Vista laptop down in the basement and I was running a P90X DVD (a workout) on it and MS was doing its thing in the back round. However, after every reboot: "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes". Upon investigation this afternoon, I discovered it was Error 80070005 (if I remember correctly). I went "deep" into Vistas' innerds and made some changes I found from searches but to no avail. I finally reverted to an AyRecovery snapshot from before I started any updates and then updated one update at a time. With all the reboots it took several hours, even though they were all already downloaded. Anyway, that worked! Suspecting it was the IE8 update (the irony is I never even use IE but out of curiosity I tried it a couple of weeks ago), I did it last and the PC hung for over 30 minutes during the reboot, so it must have been the culprit. I finally forced a shutdown and all was well after reboot.
     
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