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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 02:41 PM

Hi,

My computer has taken a long time to start up for the last week or so. Before the login screen I get the following messages:

1. "Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer."
2. "Configuring Windows updates. 0% complete. Do not turn off your computer."
3. "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer."

The computer then restarts and I get the same messages again before I get to the login screen. Please can someone tell me how to stop this from happening?

Thanks,
Joe

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:57 AM

The installation's actually worked now, but I got a message saying that I needed to restart my computer to install some more updates.

When I restarted I got the same messages as before, but without the restarting, so I can start up faster than before, but it's still slow and I'd like to get the updates installed as well. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Joe

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:50 AM

Go to Windows Update and re-download & install any software updates that are offered.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:48 AM

I've done that but it didn't help. I've also just tried the Windows Update troubleshooter which said it fixed some problems, but I'm still unable to install the updates. Here's a screen dump of my update history:

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:53 AM

Okay. You might want to try System Restore to a date prior to the problem. If there is no such restore point, boot to the Vista cd and try startup repair options.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:54 AM

I've managed to fix the problem now by installing each update individually.

Thanks for the advice, Allan.




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