1.    14 Nov 2008 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2008
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    Won't configure after updates


    Automatic updates installed last night and when I went to turn on my computer this morning, my computer goes from:
    Configuring updates: Stage 1 of 3 - 0% comlete to
    Configuring updates: Stage 3 of 3 0% complete then reboots.

    It does this CONSTANTLY!

    I pressed F8 and went into Repair Your Computer.
    I've tried: Startup Repair, Sytem Restore, and Command Prompt with chkdsk /f which gives me the reply: The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

    I don't have a back up disk and I don't want to lose all my important documents and family pictures.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
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  2.    15 Nov 2008 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2008
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      Thread Starter

    Re: Won't configure after updates


    Answering my own question in case anyone else has this problem.

    While looking for my original disks that came with my HP pavillion dv6000, I found a paper that said "Restore Your System Without Discs." My notebook did not come with discs. I was supposed to burn them from the computer.

    BUT - it also said "To repair or restore from the hard drive, restart the computer and press F11 when prompted." So I did, and it brought me to the Recovery Manager. From this wizard, I was able to do the chkdsk. I chose for it to scan the Windows partition. The computer found and repaired loads of bad clusters. When I clicked "next," the computer rebooted, configured the updates and started perfectly! Whew!
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  3.    15 Nov 2008 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2008
    Germany
    Posts : 1,046
    Vista Ultimatex64 Windows 7 build 7100
    Local Time: 05:04
    germany uk england

     

    Re: Won't configure after updates


    Its good to hear that you have got your problem sorted

    Pooch
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