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Windows 7Update Configuation Issue

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#1 rlochard


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

Working on friends system. Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows 7 Home Premium. Working fine until 3 updates automatically installed. When the system boots up it eventually gets to a window screen that says: "Configuring stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete". Shows working icon for about 30 - 40 seconds then reboots. This goes on and on for hours. I can get to the system diagnostic screen to do a system restore, but it says that there are no restore points. I know that there are restore points. Start up repair also does no good.
As a side note, when given the option to "start with command prompt", it will not work either (this may not matter or mean anything)
Anyone out there had this issue? Know what I can do to fix it?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:28 AM

I had a somewhat analogous situation last week...so I booted into my XP dual-boot install just to see if it was a Win 7 problem or a system problem.

My CMOS battery needed changing, problem gone.

Can you boot into safe mode? If so, I would try disabling auto update and see if it boots properly.


There is known documentation concerning this particular error message, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358 . I find this interesting because I did not have to follow any of those actions in order to restore my system to good working order.

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