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Please do not Power off or unplug your machine

  1. #1


    MXC Guest

    Please do not Power off or unplug your machine

    It is second time in this month.
    When I tried reload the windows, It would not start and only show:
    Please do not Power off or unplug your machine
    Installing Update 3 of 5

    (Or Installing 5 of 5)

    It will last forever,
    The only way is turn off and unplug the machine to let it start windows.

    I do not know if it is really update windows vista, CA antivirus or some
    other program.
    I do not know other person have some experience

    Thanks


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  2. #2


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: Please do not Power off or unplug your machine

    On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:35:59 -0700, MXC wrote:

    > It is second time in this month.
    > When I tried reload the windows, It would not start and only show:
    > Please do not Power off or unplug your machine
    > Installing Update 3 of 5
    >
    > (Or Installing 5 of 5)
    >
    > It will last forever,
    > The only way is turn off and unplug the machine to let it start windows.
    >
    > I do not know if it is really update windows vista, CA antivirus or some
    > other program.
    > I do not know other person have some experience
    >
    > Thanks
    Everyone with Vista or XP has experienced this when they have updated. It
    can take a long time. You have to wait long enough. Turning it off manually
    may have caused damage.

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  3. #3


    ray Guest

    Re: Please do not Power off or unplug your machine

    On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:46:26 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    > On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:35:59 -0700, MXC wrote:
    >

    >> It is second time in this month.
    >> When I tried reload the windows, It would not start and only show:
    >> Please do not Power off or unplug your machine Installing Update 3 of 5
    >>
    >> (Or Installing 5 of 5)
    >>
    >> It will last forever,
    >> The only way is turn off and unplug the machine to let it start
    >> windows.
    >>
    >> I do not know if it is really update windows vista, CA antivirus or
    >> some other program.
    >> I do not know other person have some experience
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >
    > Everyone with Vista or XP has experienced this when they have updated.
    > It can take a long time. You have to wait long enough. Turning it off
    > manually may have caused damage.
    How would you tell

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  4. #4


    MXC Guest

    Re: Please do not Power off or unplug your machine

    If waiting even one hour or a little more, OK
    But after several hours I thought it might in dead loop
    then I decided menually turned off windows and even I had to unplug the
    machine.
    After power on the window restarted and I did not find any other thing
    wrong.


    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:r910itboi5i2.1l629nd0dron7.dlg@newsgroup

    > On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:35:59 -0700, MXC wrote:
    >

    >> It is second time in this month.
    >> When I tried reload the windows, It would not start and only show:
    >> Please do not Power off or unplug your machine
    >> Installing Update 3 of 5
    >>
    >> (Or Installing 5 of 5)
    >>
    >> It will last forever,
    >> The only way is turn off and unplug the machine to let it start windows.
    >>
    >> I do not know if it is really update windows vista, CA antivirus or some
    >> other program.
    >> I do not know other person have some experience
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >
    > Everyone with Vista or XP has experienced this when they have updated. It
    > can take a long time. You have to wait long enough. Turning it off
    > manually
    > may have caused damage.
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

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    Re: Please do not Power off or unplug your machine

    You can learn more about updates here. And, as Gene said, we've all gone through this.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow...dowsvista.mspx

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  6. #6


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: Please do not Power off or unplug your machine

    OK, several hours is definitely bad, and I would've done the same as you
    did. There's really no other choice at that point. And I would have scanned
    for damage afterwards (chkdsk and fsk, for example).

    I'm glad it came out OK. Scary... (or should I say :scary:?)

    On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:39:46 -0700, MXC wrote:

    > If waiting even one hour or a little more, OK
    > But after several hours I thought it might in dead loop
    > then I decided menually turned off windows and even I had to unplug the
    > machine.
    > After power on the window restarted and I did not find any other thing
    > wrong.
    >
    >
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:r910itboi5i2.1l629nd0dron7.dlg@newsgroup

    >> On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:35:59 -0700, MXC wrote:
    >>

    >>> It is second time in this month.
    >>> When I tried reload the windows, It would not start and only show:
    >>> Please do not Power off or unplug your machine
    >>> Installing Update 3 of 5
    >>>
    >>> (Or Installing 5 of 5)
    >>>
    >>> It will last forever,
    >>> The only way is turn off and unplug the machine to let it start windows.
    >>>
    >>> I do not know if it is really update windows vista, CA antivirus or some
    >>> other program.
    >>> I do not know other person have some experience
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>
    >> Everyone with Vista or XP has experienced this when they have updated. It
    >> can take a long time. You have to wait long enough. Turning it off
    >> manually
    >> may have caused damage.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

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  7. #7


    MXC Guest

    Re: Please do not Power off or unplug your machine

    I experienced another two, Both keep me waiting about 10 hours.
    Then I checked windows update history and just told me it was update
    security update for VS and end up with "failed".
    Then I downloaded this upate and run it under winows, only took some
    minites and end up with success


    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:r910itboi5i2.1l629nd0dron7.dlg@newsgroup

    > On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:35:59 -0700, MXC wrote:
    > second time in this month.

    >> When I tried reload the windows, It would not start and only show:
    >> Please do not Power off or unplug your machine
    >> Installing Update 3 of 5
    >>
    >> (Or Installing 5 of 5)
    >>
    >> It will last forever,
    >> The only way is turn off and unplug the machine to let it start windows.
    >>
    >> I do not know if it is really update windows vista, CA antivirus or some
    >> other program.
    >> I do not know other person have some experience
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >
    > Everyone with Vista or XP has experienced this when they have updated. It
    > can take a long time. You have to wait long enough. Turning it off
    > manually
    > may have caused damage.
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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