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Vista Home Premium x64 Update Restart Loop

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#1
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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#2
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
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E 1405
    CPU
    2@2.0
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    300 gig internal
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up
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#3
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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#4
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E 1405
    CPU
    2@2.0
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    300 gig internal
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up
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51
#6
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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#7
H

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

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E 1405
    CPU
    2@2.0
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    300 gig internal
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up

liviuslol

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#8
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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lemur

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#10
If the OS is corrupted, it may have to be reinstalled.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD AM2 6000+
    Motherboard
    Nvidia M2N-E SLI
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 7600GT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    WD
    Case
    Cooler Master
    Cooling
    Three fans
    Mouse
    Dell Optical
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey
    Internet Speed
    10 MBPS

liviuslol

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#11
Wow funny thing, this happened to me again tonight after I installed a few updates (which lulz, 2/3 of which didn't install). Took me a long time to remember how to get back to the system restore menu lol.
 

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