Thank that is what I was after, this issue doesn't appear to be related to any corrupt files.
Now, we will try and remove the pending updates the less aggressive way.
Boot into the Windows RE mode: How to use the Windows 7 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt
Once the command Window is displayed please follow the below steps.
First command to enter is wmic logicaldisk get name
. you will be given a similar output to:
X:\Sources>wmic logicaldisk get name
Now when you are in the RE the drive letters will often move around. start with the first letter that was provided in the list and enter in the following command (for this example we will use C:\ as it is the first one) dir C:\
-This will display all the folders in the root drive of C
Can you see a folder called C:\Windows in list?
-If you can see C:\Windows then run the DISM command as DISM /Image:C:\ /Cleanup-Image /RevertPendingActions
If you can not see the Windows folder move onto the next Drive letter that we obtained with wmic logicaldisk get name
and type in dir <DRIVE LETTER>
(replace <DRIVE LETTER> with the drive you would like to check), can you see the Windows Folder?
-If yes, enter in the following command DISM /Image:C:\ /Cleanup-Image /RevertPendingActions
and changed the C to what ever Drive letter has the Windows folder
Its just a case of going through each drive letter that was produced from the first list until the Windows folder is found then run the DISM command on that drive