Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:55 AM
My former roommate called me this evening regarding his Windows Vista system.
The problems encountered were:
1. On startup, the welcome screen is shown for a few seconds.
2. After a time period of 5-10 seconds, the login prompt is replaced by a "Configuring Updates: Step 3 of 3, 0% complete" message.
3. 10-15 seconds later, the system shows the "Shutting Down" message.
4. Computer shuts down.
5. Safe mode is attempted by user, however the system merely repeats steps 1-4.
Help would be appreciated regarding the matter.
I think it may be a failure in installing one of Windows Vista's updates causing the problem at hand.
As for his system, it is an Acer Aspire 4520 notebook, one year old.