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    Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    I primarily use XP, but I have Vista Premium x64 installed on another HDD... I tried booting into it tonight and every time I try to, I get a screen that says it's in step 3 of 3 of updates, it jumps from 0% to 94%, then says it's shutting down. It never starts up, I've restarted about 20 times.

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    Re: Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyphen View Post
    I primarily use XP, but I have Vista Premium x64 installed on another HDD... I tried booting into it tonight and every time I try to, I get a screen that says it's in step 3 of 3 of updates, it jumps from 0% to 94%, then says it's shutting down. It never starts up, I've restarted about 20 times.
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    reboot in safe mode (F8 when booting) then you can un-install whatever update is killing your system. You can find out which in event viewer

    if you need any help with this let us know

    ken

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    Re: Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyphen View Post
    I primarily use XP, but I have Vista Premium x64 installed on another HDD... I tried booting into it tonight and every time I try to, I get a screen that says it's in step 3 of 3 of updates, it jumps from 0% to 94%, then says it's shutting down. It never starts up, I've restarted about 20 times.
    Hyphen

    reboot in safe mode (F8 when booting) then you can un-install whatever update is killing your system. You can find out which in event viewer

    if you need any help with this let us know

    ken
    I've tried this, safe mode still attempts to install unfinished updates though before showing you your desktop.

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    Re: Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyphen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyphen View Post
    I primarily use XP, but I have Vista Premium x64 installed on another HDD... I tried booting into it tonight and every time I try to, I get a screen that says it's in step 3 of 3 of updates, it jumps from 0% to 94%, then says it's shutting down. It never starts up, I've restarted about 20 times.
    Hyphen

    reboot in safe mode (F8 when booting) then you can un-install whatever update is killing your system. You can find out which in event viewer

    if you need any help with this let us know

    ken
    I've tried this, safe mode still attempts to install unfinished updates though before showing you your desktop.
    Do you have a backup you can restore from?

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    Re: Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyphen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

    Hyphen

    reboot in safe mode (F8 when booting) then you can un-install whatever update is killing your system. You can find out which in event viewer

    if you need any help with this let us know

    ken
    I've tried this, safe mode still attempts to install unfinished updates though before showing you your desktop.
    Do you have a backup you can restore from?
    How can I even access my desktop though? There is no boot mode that skips the step 3 of updates screen on boot.

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    Re: Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    H

    there is a way to access device manager from an install dvd.

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    Re: Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    This happened to me once. It annoyed the hell out of me. I just did a system restore to a couple days before the updates were downloaded/started installing.

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    Re: Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    You maybe able to get to System restore by booting the dvd - select Repair my Computer ( Uderneath where it says Install Now ).

    After it has searched for installed o/s click next and select system restore.

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    Re: Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

    If the OS is corrupted, it may have to be reinstalled.

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