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Windows update Stage 3 of 3 endless reboot

  1. #1


    Gerald Fritzmeyer Guest

    Windows update Stage 3 of 3 endless reboot

    We have a problem for which there seem to be countless posts from other
    frustrated Vista users - a Windows Update gets applied and the Vista machine
    goes into an endless loop of rebooting after saying 'Stage 3 of 3'.

    We took the computer to our local computer shop recently (in July 2009) and
    they reinstalled Vista for several hundred bucks (because we didn't have the
    skills to do a repair). But when we got it home - voila! it does it again!

    Has Microsoft not fixed this problem? Is there not a permanent fix to it? It
    makes me want to buy a mac and throw Vista in the garbage. Everyone I know
    (everyone!) who went to Vista wishes they had stayed on XP until the 'fixed
    Vista' is released, which I understand is in Oct 09). Vista and Windows ME
    will go down in history as the worst operating systems that any company ever
    created.

    Now that I've finished whining, does anyone have any answers?

    Thanks for help in advance,

    Gerald



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  3. #2


    TaurArian Guest

    Re: Windows update Stage 3 of 3 endless reboot

    Gerald Fritzmeyer wrote:
    :: We have a problem for which there seem to be countless posts from
    :: other frustrated Vista users - a Windows Update gets applied and the
    :: Vista machine goes into an endless loop of rebooting after saying
    :: 'Stage 3 of 3'.
    ::
    :: We took the computer to our local computer shop recently (in July
    :: 2009) and they reinstalled Vista for several hundred bucks (because
    :: we didn't have the skills to do a repair). But when we got it home -
    :: voila! it does it again!
    ::
    :: Has Microsoft not fixed this problem? Is there not a permanent fix
    :: to it? It makes me want to buy a mac and throw Vista in the garbage.
    :: Everyone I know (everyone!) who went to Vista wishes they had stayed
    :: on XP until the 'fixed Vista' is released, which I understand is in
    :: Oct 09). Vista and Windows ME will go down in history as the worst
    :: operating systems that any company ever created.
    ::
    :: Now that I've finished whining, does anyone have any answers?
    ::
    :: Thanks for help in advance,
    ::
    :: Gerald



    The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the
    computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358

    For those who are unfamiliar with System Restore in Vista - see Using System
    Restore from the Vista Windows Recovery Environment
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial142.html


    You may also wish to post here:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...istawu/threads

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  4. #3


    MAtwood Guest

    RE: Windows update Stage 3 of 3 endless reboot

    Buy or find Windows XP Pro and install it. I have fixed a friends 4 times
    using Microsofts instructions and it keeps coming back. After installing XP
    Pro, and completed all updates over several hours, the computer works great.
    By the way, back up all your files first! You will also have to re-install
    every program installed on your machine as well.

    I have 2 machines, one came with vista and I immediately installed XP Pro.
    I have never had a problem. I am not even willing to go to Windows 7 and I
    know of no large company willing to risk it either. I consult to several
    major oil and gas companies in Alberta. Most are using XP Pro or Win 2000
    and are still quite happy with either.


    "Gerald Fritzmeyer" wrote:

    > We have a problem for which there seem to be countless posts from other
    > frustrated Vista users - a Windows Update gets applied and the Vista machine
    > goes into an endless loop of rebooting after saying 'Stage 3 of 3'.
    >
    > We took the computer to our local computer shop recently (in July 2009) and
    > they reinstalled Vista for several hundred bucks (because we didn't have the
    > skills to do a repair). But when we got it home - voila! it does it again!
    >
    > Has Microsoft not fixed this problem? Is there not a permanent fix to it? It
    > makes me want to buy a mac and throw Vista in the garbage. Everyone I know
    > (everyone!) who went to Vista wishes they had stayed on XP until the 'fixed
    > Vista' is released, which I understand is in Oct 09). Vista and Windows ME
    > will go down in history as the worst operating systems that any company ever
    > created.
    >
    > Now that I've finished whining, does anyone have any answers?
    >
    > Thanks for help in advance,
    >
    > Gerald
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    jlg66 Guest

    RE: Windows update Stage 3 of 3 endless reboot

    i had the same problem and i solved it with 3 points hope that can help
    1)change in windows update automatic to manual .
    2)restore sytem using a date 3 days ago
    3) re-do point 1 because point 2 has changed cofiguration you made in 1)
    "Gerald Fritzmeyer" wrote:

    > We have a problem for which there seem to be countless posts from other
    > frustrated Vista users - a Windows Update gets applied and the Vista machine
    > goes into an endless loop of rebooting after saying 'Stage 3 of 3'.
    >
    > We took the computer to our local computer shop recently (in July 2009) and
    > they reinstalled Vista for several hundred bucks (because we didn't have the
    > skills to do a repair). But when we got it home - voila! it does it again!
    >
    > Has Microsoft not fixed this problem? Is there not a permanent fix to it? It
    > makes me want to buy a mac and throw Vista in the garbage. Everyone I know
    > (everyone!) who went to Vista wishes they had stayed on XP until the 'fixed
    > Vista' is released, which I understand is in Oct 09). Vista and Windows ME
    > will go down in history as the worst operating systems that any company ever
    > created.
    >
    > Now that I've finished whining, does anyone have any answers?
    >
    > Thanks for help in advance,
    >
    > Gerald
    >
    >
    >

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  6. #5


    Jeremy Breaux Guest

    RE: Windows update Stage 3 of 3 endless reboot

    This worked for me, simple and easy!

    Fix Infinate loop for Vista update install…

    1. Insert your Vista Media into your dirve and boot from it.
    2. Select “Repair your Computer” from the list.
    3. Select “Command Prompt” from the recovery choices.
    4. At the command prompt type C:
    5. Type cd Windows\WinSxS
    6. Type del pending.xml
    7. Exit and reboot

    Works w/o restore or reg fixes… simple quick, easy…. what else is there?


    "Gerald Fritzmeyer" wrote:

    > We have a problem for which there seem to be countless posts from other
    > frustrated Vista users - a Windows Update gets applied and the Vista machine
    > goes into an endless loop of rebooting after saying 'Stage 3 of 3'.
    >
    > We took the computer to our local computer shop recently (in July 2009) and
    > they reinstalled Vista for several hundred bucks (because we didn't have the
    > skills to do a repair). But when we got it home - voila! it does it again!
    >
    > Has Microsoft not fixed this problem? Is there not a permanent fix to it? It
    > makes me want to buy a mac and throw Vista in the garbage. Everyone I know
    > (everyone!) who went to Vista wishes they had stayed on XP until the 'fixed
    > Vista' is released, which I understand is in Oct 09). Vista and Windows ME
    > will go down in history as the worst operating systems that any company ever
    > created.
    >
    > Now that I've finished whining, does anyone have any answers?
    >
    > Thanks for help in advance,
    >
    > Gerald
    >
    >
    >

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    Re: Windows update Stage 3 of 3 endless reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Fritzmeyer View Post
    We have a problem for which there seem to be countless posts from other
    frustrated Vista users - a Windows Update gets applied and the Vista machine
    goes into an endless loop of rebooting after saying 'Stage 3 of 3'.

    We took the computer to our local computer shop recently (in July 2009) and
    they reinstalled Vista for several hundred bucks (because we didn't have the
    skills to do a repair). But when we got it home - voila! it does it again!

    Has Microsoft not fixed this problem? Is there not a permanent fix to it? It
    makes me want to buy a mac and throw Vista in the garbage. Everyone I know
    (everyone!) who went to Vista wishes they had stayed on XP until the 'fixed
    Vista' is released, which I understand is in Oct 09). Vista and Windows ME
    will go down in history as the worst operating systems that any company ever
    created.

    Now that I've finished whining, does anyone have any answers?

    Thanks for help in advance,

    Gerald
    The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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