"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Are you currently running Vista, Vista SP1, or Vista SP2, Annie? If Vista
> SP1, did the computer come with Vista SP1 preinstalled?
Since I have spent the last 12 hours reinstalling everything on this
computer, it took me a while to get back to this. I have had easier
recoveries from a virus infestation that this stinking update. So, it looks
like I just have Vista, no SP's,--when I view the basic information about my
computer--it simply says Vista Home Premium. I am just totally appalled
that MS would release something that had so much damage potential.
Basically that update rendered my computer worthless--it could not break
free of the "loop" it was thrown into once that update was downloaded. If
there are KB articles written about this particular problem, I know I am not
alone. I consider myself fairly computer literate for an amature--I was
able to do a recovery and reinstall my system but I resent that it was
necessary. What about the poor newbies that end up having to take their
machines to a repair shop to get it fixed? The two articles that I printed
out explaining this particular problem and the "fix" don't look anything to
be attempted by greenies either. I haven't had time to study them--I've
been a little busy. At this point I have my machine set so it cannot
automatically download any updates without my OK.
> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
F-Secure anti-virus with a firewall plus a linksys wireless router
> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
> machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
Norton--it was the first thing to go before I installed anything else. (this
> Moving on...
> Description of the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 installation
> software feature update released April 28, 2009:
> Has KB955430 been installed yet?
At this point I have no way of knowing if it was installed before, but it
isn't on there now.
Haven't had the chance--I have the article printed out, but once my computer
was "in the loop" it was a little late for that. Oh, and BTW, this article
is dated October 2008. I have kept my computer updated religiously, why
haven't I run into this sooner? I did have a similar event a while back
with the same stall message, but it came out of it and finished the update.
Anyway, at this point I am thoroughly sick of staring at this screen and
totally outraged at MS for dropping bombs like that one on my computer.
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>> "Annie Woughman" <anniewoughman@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>> ...This is the
>>> second time in about two months that my Vista Home Premium 32 bit
>>> computer has been stuck in Update hell. It was perfectly fine all day
>>> yesterday and then when I started it this morning, it went to the green
>>> blue screen "Configuring Updates State 3 of 3 0% complete Do not turn
>>> your computer" and then it restarts, only to return to that exact same
>>> screen. After watching it do that at least six times I finally turned
>>> off. It took me about 14 more tries to get to start in a "safe" or
>>> "repair" mode which it is in now, still being "repaired." That was two
>>> hours ago. When this happened last time it was at the exact same point
>>> with the 3 of 3 screen. It seems that the only solution to this would
>>> to turn off automatice updates and check for them and install them when
>>> computer is not coming out of a cold start. Has anyone else had this
>>> problem and does anyone have a better solution to avoid this than
>>> off automatice updates?