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Installing Updates Stage 3 of 3... 0%
You see Installing Updates Stage 3 of 3... 0%
in Vista after you start or restart your computer and it never goes past
0%. Rebooting the computer doesn't change it. It still boots to
Installing Windows updates 3 of 3 and never goes past that 0% mark.
Sometimes Windows will even reboot in some cases. I have found that this
often happens after Windows updates. I have no idea why, but this seems
to be a fairly common occurrence. The last one I repaired was caused by
a Service pack 1 installation.
Here's what I have done to fix the 3 of 3 error.
You will be doing a System Restore from the Vista f8 startup
Since the computer your working on is probably stuck on this screen the
first step will be a hard shut down.
Hold the power button down until the computer shuts down.
Restart the computer.
Tap the f8 key about once or twice per second to get the Safe mode
screen to come up.
In Windows Vista there is a new choice when the safe mode selection
comes up. "Repair Your Computer"
Highlight the "Repair Your Computer" choice.
Windows will act like it is going t boot up.
You will see a System Recovery Options window.
It will ask you to choose your language.
Select your user and put in your password. (leave blank if you don't
have a password)
You should now have choices and the one you want is "System Restore"
Follow through the prompts with the Vista System Restore program.
Remember you should pick a restore point that is 1 or 2 points back.
Once you have completed the system restore process you will be asked to
restart your computer. Go ahead and restart the computer. It should
start correctly at this point. If you don't have a restore point
available you may not be able to repair this error. I have not tried to
repair one of these without a restore point yet. Hope this helps... Dale
Here are a
few comments from people who were helped.
It worked! I've spent almost
two days trying to get into my pc! I posted my issue on forums and tried
MS KB to no avail. Thank you so much! "Brad"
Man I hate having to fix my
windows PC's and your synopsis of how to replace config directories
through recovery console really did the trick. Thanks for making the
internet a useful place. "John"
Your restore instructions got
me out of a sticky wicket. Thank you! "J"
Saved my A__ with this Dell
1505 laptop ~ I thought I'd lost my whole hard drive but with your notes
I was able to restore it to 4 days ago! Thanks! Good
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