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Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete loop - No command point


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:08 PM

Hi there,

 

I have another post on this that was moved by a moderator but I'm not sure why it was put here as I've been told it is a bug in the most recent Microsoft update:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/510716/configuring-updates-stage-3-of-3-0-complete-loop-no-command-point/?p=3180904

 

 

On 13 Feb 2013, another member posted the information below and I am having the exact same problems.  Can somebody please help me...?

 

 

"My laptop running Windows Vista continues to loop with the message:

"Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete. Do not turn off your computer." This has been looping for 5 days now. It displays this screen upon loading for approximately 2 minutes before restarting itself and loading exactly the same screen.

So far this is what I have tried:

Do nothing - same screen but continuous looping of the screen every 2 or so minutes

Pressing F11 - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen

Pressing F8 then:
Safe mode - lists of loaded things/ numbers then a please wait, then same screen as before
Safe mode with networking - lists of numbers then a please wait, then same screen
Safe mode with command prompt - lists of numbers then a please wait, then same screen
Last known good configuration (advanced) - same screen
Directory services restore mode - lists of loaded things/numbers, then turns laptop up, upon switching on again choice of start windows in repair (doesn't let me do that) or normally - back to same screen again
Debugging mode - same screen
Disable automatic restart on system failure - same screen
Disable driver signature enforcement - same screen

Start windows normally - same screen

Disable automatic restart on system failure (goes to Same screen) upon restart F8 then safe mode - results same as above

Disable automatic restart on system failure (goes to same screen) upon restart, F8 then same mode with networking - results as above.

I do not have a Windows recovery disc, Windows Vista was pre installed on my laptop."

 

 

 

I can't get the command prompt and when I run  Farbar Recovery Scan Tool I get the following error message:  'No bootable partition in table_'.

 

PLEASSSSSSSE HELP!!!

 

 



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:29 AM

Hello, if you still need assistance with this issue, please let me know what your computer's manufacturer is. It may be possible to use a non-destructive recovery to get you back into Windows. The only other option is a system restore and from what you mention that seems not possible.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

My laptop running Windows Vista continues to loop with the message:

"Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete. Do not turn off your computer." It displays this screen upon loading for approximately 2 minutes before restarting itself and loading exactly the same screen.

So far this is what I have tried:

Do nothing - same screen but continuous looping of the screen every 2 or so minutes
 

Pressing F11 - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen

Pressing F8 then:
Safe mode - lists of loaded things/ numbers then a please wait, goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Safe mode with networking - lists of numbers then a please wait, goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Safe mode with command prompt - lists of numbers then a please wait, goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Last known good configuration (advanced) - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Directory services restore mode - lists of loaded things/numbers, then turns laptop up, upon switching on again choice of start windows in repair (doesn't let me do that) or normally - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Debugging mode - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Disable automatic restart on system failure - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Disable driver signature enforcement - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Start windows normally - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Disable automatic restart on system failure (goes to Same screen) upon restart F8 then safe mode - goes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
Disable automatic restart on system failure (goes to same screen) upon restart, F8 then same mode with networking - rgoes into the stage 3 of 3 screen
I do not have a Windows recovery disc, Windows Vista was pre installed on my laptop

I can't get the command prompt and when I run  Farbar Recovery Scan Tool I get the following error message:  'No bootable partition in table_'

Cannot run DDS as cannot get into my laptop at all it just keeps rebooting to the stage 3 of 3 screen

 

I am at a loss and in real difficulty as ALL my emails and some work stuff are on that machine and I can't access them from anywhere else and my last backup was just before this happened...

 

I think I've answered all the questions...if not I'm sorry please ask me again!

 

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:49 PM

Elise,  I'm sorry I forgot your question!  My laptop is a DELL Inspiron...can I do either of the things you suggest without being able to boot up at all?



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:52 PM

No worries, we can access your data and copy it over if all else fails. Could you please tell me how you were able to run FRST (or attempt it to run), using what disk did you try this?


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:54 PM

I installed it onto a USB stick (on my husband's laptop) and plugged the USB stick into the laptop before I switched it on. 



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:02 PM

That won't work, you need a bootable CD for that. :)

Please start the computer and press Ctrl + F11 immediately, let me know if this loads Dell recovery (careful, if it loads, let me know what options you have, don't actually proceed with any, as they may overwrite personal files).

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

don't know what a bootable CD is!!!

 

will do the other thing now...



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:28 PM

I did Ctrl and F11 immediately (just once) and I get Windows Error Recovery:

 

Safe Mode

Safe Mode with networking

Safe Mode with Command Prompt

 

Start Windows Normally



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:31 PM

Okay, let me know if you encounter any trouble, it might take a few tries to enter the key combination at the right time (you may also see another key or keys: something like "for recovery press <key>").

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

OK got something different:

 

Windows Error Recovery:

 

1.  Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.

2.  choose your language settings, and then click "Next"

3.  Click "Repair your computer."

 

Other options:

 

safe mode

safe mode with networking

safe mode with command prompt

last known good configuration (advanced)

start windows normally

 

Any good?



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:28 PM

No, usually you'll have to press the keys during POST (thats where you see either a Dell splash screen or some generic information about your computer's hardware, usually the very first screen you see when you start the computer).

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

That's what I tried, twice!  I'll try again... :smash:


Same screen...My F keys are blue, should I use the function key as well?


If not, I can't make it work...I've pressed it once, kept it pressed down and kept pressing it repeatedly.  Always the same screen as stated above :killcomp:



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:47 AM

Have you looked on-screen if there's any indication what key or key combination to tap for recovery?

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