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Posted: 4/30/2011 7:29:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 8:49:35 AM EDT by Gunner1X]
I FINALLY GOT THE PIECE OF CRAP TO BOOT UP AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS WITH THE SAFE BOOT REPAIR MODE!

How do I shut off the automatic update feature?

Thanks for all the help.









When I fired up my laptop this morning it gave me the following message:

"Configuring Updates stage 1 of 3"

Updates 1 and 2 processed fine, but it won't complete update 3. I get the following message:

"Configuring Update stage 3 of 3 - 0% Complete" " Do not turn off your computer"

This message stays on the monitor for 4-5 minutes and then the computer will cycle as if it's doing the normal
boot up. Then the same message appears on the monitor again:

Configuring Update stage 3 of 3 - 0% Complete" " Do not turn off your computer"

It's been cycling through this same process for over 2 hours. I did a forced shutdown, but the same message popped up again when it powered up and it's been doing the same thing for the past 30 minutes.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh yeah, it's Microsuck Vista
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:33:01 AM EDT
Well since it is "Miscrosuck", then I guess that is all the help you need.









Try safemode, F8 and roll back to an older install.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:33:16 AM EDT
maybe a possible bad harddrive. try hitting f8 before the windows screen comes up and select run the last known good configuration.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:45:17 AM EDT
No luck...there goes all of my financial data for the past 6 months
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:50:24 AM EDT
Always back up your important data to an external harddrive or to an online storage. I use Dropbox http://www.dropbox.com/
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:52:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 7:53:02 AM EDT by speedracer422]
How about booting in safe mode and just opening the action center under updates and cancel the particular update that is giving you issues?
Speed

 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:56:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mcshazzo:
Always back up your important data to an external harddrive or to an online storage. I use Dropbox http://www.dropbox.com/


I have an external drive that crash last week. Ironically, I fired up my laptop this morning to backup my financial data to a new external drive I bought last night...what are the odds...

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:56:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By speedracer422:
How about booting in safe mode and just opening the action center under updates and cancel the particular update that is giving you issues?


Speed  


I'll give it a try.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:02:02 AM EDT
Time to call in a favor from a nerdy friend.  Your data can be recovered.  I just saved my sisters data by booting linux from her cd drive.  I accessed her windows data, saved it, and then fixed her screwed up windows OS.

Those nerdy friends can come in handy sometimes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:25:46 AM EDT
I'm going to download a Vista recovery disc. How do I find out if I need the vista 32bit or vista 64 bit recovery cd?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:27:12 AM EDT
turn it off and back on. You may have lost your signal somewhere along the way.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:31:47 AM EDT
Boot to safe mode, turn off automatic updates and back up your data.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:40:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MNJack762:
Time to call in a favor from a nerdy friend.  Your data can be recovered.  I just saved my sisters data by booting linux from her cd drive.  I accessed her windows data, saved it, and then fixed her screwed up windows OS.

Those nerdy friends can come in handy sometimes.


Hopefully you take care of your "nerdy" friend.

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