Accidently turned off power while installing windows updates.

  1.    13 Feb 2010 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2010
    Posts : 1
    Vista Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 04:44

    Accidently turned off power while installing windows updates.

    HELP! While shutting down the computer, there was an option to install windows updates before shutting down and i clicked it. i switched off my monitor to let it install and shut down itself but my dad unplgged the monitor for some reason and i turned off the power accidently forgetting that the updates were being installed!

    Now when i switch on the computer, it takes me to the startup options page and no matter which option i select, it ends up in a blue screen saying that a driver is attempting to write on a read-only memory. The updates may be installed incompletely so is there a way to delete the updates? HELP.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    13 Feb 2010 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2008
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 2,760
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
    Local Time: 21:44
    england uk yorkshire


    Re: Accidently turned off power while installing windows updates.

    Hi MrAtiF and welcome to Vista Forums

    The reason why you are having problems is because some updates overwrite and patch system files. When this happens, you need to take particular heed about the warning not to turn off your machine whilst the updates are configured/installed. Should power be removed, then some of these files will be incomplete and in an uncertain state.

    Have a look at this Tutorial: Advanced Boot Options

    Try Last Known Good Configuration (advanced). If that doesn't work, try these options in order:
    System Restore - How to
    Startup Repair
    Repair Install For Vista

    If none of these work, or you can't even access them, then you might need to do a clean installation:
    Clean Install From Upgrade Vista
    Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    13 Feb 2010 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2008
    Posts : 188
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Local Time: 15:44
    usa us florida


    Re: Accidently turned off power while installing windows updates.

    I made the same mistake once but it was fairly simple to fix. I started my computer in safe mode and did a system restore. Then I started it in normal mode. It then found the windows updates and I left it alone until they were installed. No more problems.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    03 Aug 2012 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2012
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64.bit
    Local Time: 16:44


    Re: Accidently turned off power while installing windows updates.

    Some one Please help me I installed a driver (the right one ) and my screen s black it is still installing the diver I think and I don't know if I should shut it down PLEASE help me please
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    03 Aug 2012 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2011
    Posts : 2,198
    vista home premium
    Local Time: 16:44


    Re: Accidently turned off power while installing windows updates.

    It seems that your problem is different that the one in this thread. I recommend that you post it in the Drivers section of the forum to get the best attention.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Accidently turned off power while installing windows updates.

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Turned off computer whilst downloading updates! woops!
My battery died whilst updating and is now causing problems! I cant download manually?? the download is recognised but then just freezes? there...
Windows Updates
vista updates- turned sky connection to local only
hi everyone up untill a few days agao, my sky connection worked fine. but after the usual updates that vista runs, my connection stopped working and...
Network & Sharing
My computer turned off when power flash...
Okay so last night my power went out for like half a second, and I was on my computer and it turned off also. So how do I check if everything is...
General Discussion
Must computer be turned on at scheduled time for Windows Update to download updates?
In “Windows Update” I have selected the recommended option of “install updates automatically” and left the timing at the default of “Every day at...
Windows Updates
windows updates not auto installing
I have had the new pc for two weeks. Windows update is supposed to install all updates every morning at 3:am. There have been several that have...
Vista General
Power setting don't work with screensaver turned on.
I have a new Dell desktop with an Intel Quad processor running Vista home premium. I have a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard. I have my...
Vista General
power gauge has turned white
gauge on taskbar used to be green--now it's white and the power % is barely visible gray. Any way to get it to return to its green state? Thx,...
Vista General

Our Sites
  • Ten Forums
  • Eight Forums
  • Seven Forums
  • Help Me Bake
  • Site Links
  • Contact Us
  • Privacy and Cookies
  • About Us
    Windows Vista Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    © Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:44.